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Friends of Carswell School

Bostock Road, Abingdon OX14 1DP

About Us

We are delighted to hold our first FOCS Festive Fundraiser virtually this year.
Our fundraising efforts include:
Christmas Tree Collaboration- This year we are collaborating with Highfield Christmas trees where they have promised to donate between 10-15% of the sale proceeds as a donation towards FOCS. Coupons will be sent out in book bags W/C 23rd November to take with you to purchase your tree.
Please check out Highfield's website for more details on their location and tree prices:

Silent Auction-
We are thrilled to be able to announce that Vodafone in Abingdon have donated 2 amazing & incredibly generous prizes for us to auction off.
Samsung Galaxy A21s Smartphone worth £180
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 worth £160

In addition, Parker Landscaping services have donated a 5/6ft Christmas tree which we will also be auctioning off.
Details of how to bid will be sent home in book bags W/C 23rd November.

Raffle- We are overwhelmed with the generosity of our local community who has chosen to support our school by offering a diverse selection of raffle prizes to help raise much needed funds for our school. A full list of prizes can be found below:

  • £20 Italian meal for 2 voucher - Polentista- Italian food  
  • Transformation challenge worth £160 - Can Do Martial Arts
  • Bottle of wine & prosecco - Abingdon Waitrose
  • Christmas goodies- Abingdon Waitrose
  • Full Body Massage-  S4lon Hair
  • £10 voucher -  Tags by H
  • Gift voucher for Gel Nails manicure -   Beautage
  • Perfume -   FM World with Jesse
  • Handmade hair accessories for girls gift box
  • Hand & Nail gift set -  Tropics Beauty
  • MOT worth £54.85 - Hurleys Motors
  • Family ticket to visit the Palace, Park and Gardens -  Blenheim Palace
  • Dance workshop / classes vouchers - Abingdon MP Dance School  
  •  Family ticket for Science Oxford open day worth £20- for up to 4 people  - Science Oxford
  • Free boiler service & winter check- worth £90 -  M Tutty Plumbing & Heating
  • £20 gift voucher - Abingdon Tesco extra
  • Books-  Mostly Books
  • Free- 2 large pizzas, 2 classic sides & 1.5L drink - Abingdon Pizza Hut
  • £20 voucher towards Flowers-  Flowers by Kirsty
  • £20 Gift voucher -  Pablo lounge
  • Gift voucher 4 tickets to a family show- Abbey Cinema
  • £15 Gift voucher- Jenfleur's Crafts
  • 2 large pizzas- Dominos Pizza Abingdon
  • A round of golf for 4- Drayton Golf Club
  • Cream tea for 2- Throwing Buns Abingdon
  • Mini Science Kits- Bright Sparks Science
  • Voucher for a football course during the holidays- Abingdon Premier Soccer Centre
  • £35 towards a custom illustration- RJP Art
  • 1 Cream tea to eat in or take away- The Little Tea Room, Abingdon
  • Free entry for up to 4 people- Sprouts Playbarn, Millets Farm, Abingdon
  • 1 month free online Pilates classes- VR Pilates
  • £5 voucher- The Nursery Shop, Abingdon
  • 3 course meal for 2 people- Hilton Garden Inn, Abingdon
  • £10 Voucher - Steventon Farmhouse Bakery
  • Bottle of Prosecco and a large box of chocolates- Tesco Express, Fitzharrys
  • Bottle of Bouvet Sparkling Wine- Abingdon Majestic
  • MOT worth £54.85- Martin Jamieson Motor Repairs
  • 2 adult annual passes- Botanic Gardens Oxford
  • Back, Neck and Shoulder Hydrotherm Massage- Utopia Beauty

Thank you so much for giving so generously to our FOCS Festive Fundraiser this year!

Active campaigns

Regular Giving

Donations for St Peter & St Paul’s Church, West Wittering

Donations for St Peter & St Paul’s Church, West Wittering, PO20 8AJ.   The primary objective of West Wittering PCC is the promotion of the Good News of Jesus Christ according to the doctrines and practices of the Church of England.
£5,297.50 Raised Ongoing

DRET Santa Run 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE DRET SANTA RUN 2020 HAS NOW PASSED.   BUT THERE IS STILL TIME TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN PARTICIPATING. YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION TO THE INSPIRATION FUND VIA A RUNNER’S DEDICATED SPONSORSHIP PAGE OR SIMPLY BY CLICKING “DONATE” ON THIS PAGE.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE FOR THE RUN!   We're delighted to see the DRET Santa Run for the second successive year! Last year over 2,700 students and staff took part to raise more than £30,000 for the Inspiration Fund.   To start raising sponsorship for you to take part, simply click the "Launch Your Own Campaign" button and set up your very own sponsorship page to share with friends and family. This easy to use platform takes away the need for you to go around collecting cash and signatures for sponsorship, turning everything electronic. It is easier than ever to share with potential sponsors by sharing the link on your page to any social media platform, text to friends and family or send via email.   Remember, to take part, each participant will need to raise at least £1 (non-gift aided) entry sponsorship. Participants raising £5 or more will receive a Santa Hat to run in. Raising £10 or more will get you a full Santa Suit, and £15 or more will get you a full suit AND a medal to remember the day by! The top fundraisers in each Academy will also receive a prize, and the highest fundraiser in the whole Trust will win an amazing Sport or Music prize for their school.   Thank you for participating, and good luck!   You can find out more information on the Inspiration Fund here:  
£23,891.86 Closed
238.92% of target
Regular Giving

Ongoing Support

Your support of the training of our clergy is greatly appreciated. The Clergy Education & Training Fund is operated by the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Registered Charity No 234025) which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire, Shropshire and part of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.
£14,468.75 Raised Ongoing
Regular Giving

Ongoing Support

Your support of our retired clergy is greatly appreciated. The Retired Priests’  Fund is operated by the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Registered Charity No 234025) which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire, Shropshire and part of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.  
£15,285.00 Raised Ongoing
Regular Giving

Ongoing Giving

The Parish is part of the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Registered Charity No 234025) which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire, Shropshire and part of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire. Thank you for your donation - it is greatly appreciated. Donations are administered by the Diocese of Shrewsbury and then distributed to the Parish.
£5,481.25 Raised Ongoing
Regular Giving

St Mark's School Bath - love learning!

    #remotelearning Urgent Chromebook Appeal   Here at St Mark’s in Larkhall, Bath we are launching a Regular Giving campaign to raise funds to improve the environment and facilities that our wonderful school offers. In support of our school vision: ‘St Mark’s vision is to promote self-worth that inspires our students to live well, achieve their goals and be a force for good in their school and in the world.’ Love Learning – Love Life Now our more generic appeal has become more urgent as it is necessary to provide the tools for home learning for the majority of our students. To bridge the digital divide, which exists in most school cohorts, we are launching this appeal to purchase as many £200 Chromebooks as we can, by the end of January. This is to provide the much needed resource for ALL our students to be able to access the on-line lessons they need to thrive in school. So why crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a great way to hit a fundraising target through a group of people all coming together to put funds in to the same pot and encouraging others to do the same. The larger the group or ‘crowd’ formed, the more money we raise so the key to any crowdfunding appeal is getting the message out there via all of our networks. Please help us to make this possible by donating as much as you can and please pass on the appeal details on your own social media network to family, friends and your other contacts to help spread our message. This is really important within our local community. Every single donation helps. And every single share helps too! To set up a regular donation, please click on the DONATE button. You can choose how much to donate each month, and we could also claim Gift Aid on your donation, boosting each one by 25%. Of course, Regular Giving may not suit everyone, so if you prefer, you can choose to make a one-off donation to help fund our wish list of projects. Thank you for your support! It will really make a difference to the quality of home learning.  
£5,907.50 Raised Ongoing
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