The Friends of Clyro School is an informal group that supports the school by raising funds for new equipment and to support school trips, visits and extra activities. Thank you to all those who turn up to events, give bags of unwanted clothes, buy cakes at sales and volunteer with running events. Everyone is welcome to be part of the ‘Friends’. Here are 10 different ways you can be involved (including some really simple ones!):
1. Bonus Ball
An easy and fun way to be involved – Pay £1 a week by direct debit and you’ll be assigned a number. Based on the National Lottery bonus ball, there is a winner each week. Winnings are paid out twice a year.
2. Texaco points
Do you fill up with fuel at the Texaco in Clyro? Before you pay, you can ask for the points to be added onto the Clyro School card and these points are traded for vouchers to buy new kit for school.
If you shop online, this is a free and simple way to raise money for the school. When you buy online from one of the listed retailers* on www.easyfundraising.org.uk they will make a donation to the Friends of Clyro School. (*Asda, Expedia UK, Superdry, Boots, Halfords, Groupon, Gardening Direct, Dell, LoveFilm, Marriot Hotels ++ many more.)
A really easy way to raise money by doing a clear out and putting them in the bags that are sent out from school twice a year to be recycled. Based on the weight of the bags, Bags2School send the ‘Friends’ a cheque! More info here: www.bag2school.com
5. Cakes, prizes/produce for events
Can you bake?? Please bring cakes to school on the morning of the sales and leave them in the school office. Contributions of bottles of drink are always useful, or maybe you have a small business that could offer food/produce for events? For events like bingo nights, we need prizes – this could be a voucher, a discount code, a product. Contributions are always gratefully received!
6. ‘Friends’ meetings
We meet at least once a term at the Baskerville Arms in Clyro when we brainstorm ideas and plan events. It’s also a good way to meet other parents. Everyone is welcome at these meetings.
Ahead of events (e.g. Buttermarket Sale) we put posters and flyers in local businesses and noticeboards. It would be helpful to publicise in other villages such as Rhosgoch, Llowes, Glasbury, Brilley – could you help with this?
8. Volunteering for events
For all events we rely on volunteers to help – setting up tables, making bacon butties, serving drinks, running games. As and when you have time to help, please speak to whoever is organising the event – or just turn up and muck in!
If you would like to make a financial donation – however small – you can leave cash or a cheque at the school office any time, or it is possible to pay by BACS or direct debit.
10. Join the Friends of Clyro School Facebook group and newsletter. Finally, an easy one! If you’re on Facebook, please join the ‘Friends of Clyro School’ group so we can keep everyone posted with news and share photos. See the school office for details.