If meetings aren't your thing, but you want to support the PTFA in other ways you can get involved by joining one of the following schemes.
Rag Bag Collection Scheme

Have a wardrobe clear out or a spring clean around your home and contribute to the fundraising efforts of our school community.

"Rag Bag" is a brilliant way of recycling and reusing your old unwanted (but wearable) clothes, since it has been installed the school has earnt well over £300 from this scheme! The Bin is emptied and ready for refill as often as we need so the more quickly we fill the bin the more money we will earn.... Just for throwing out what you don't need anymore, the school earns money! Money which helps contribute towards new PE kits or equipment, such as recreational games like table tennis tables, lighting for drama productions, sheet music, media equipment etc etc. The list goes on. You can help contribute to all this by simply dropping off your unwanted goods at school when you drop your kids off and your kids will ultimately reap the rewards.

Items can be bagged in Rag Bag specific bags, which can be collected from school reception, or dropped off in ordinary refuse sacks and left at the main school reception, where someone will collect them and place them in the bin.  The following items are accepted: 

- All men's, ladies' and children's clothing

- Paired Shoes (tied together)

- Handbags, bags & belts

For further details about the scheme, please see the website. 

The scheme increases awareness about textile recycling and by increasing recycling rates we can help the environment by ensuring less material goes to landfill. Plus, the school earns money for every kilo recycled. So get your spring cleaning off to a good start by helping out the environment and your kids' school in one bagful! 

Easyfundraising.org.uk

By signing up to EasyFundraising you can raise money for school every time you shop online. It is so easy and effortless, when you shop at Amazon, eBay, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, JD sport, notonthehighstreet and many more, you simply do it through easyfundraising (via the website or you can download an app) and a percentage of what you pay is contributed to the school once you register. It costs you nothing and is so easy to set up. Why not have a go and get fundraising from the comfort of your own home!! Currently we have only 15 supporters on the system and we have raised £53, think what we could raise if only half of the school community signed up to it!!! Go on give it a go and see how easy it is – the instructions below should help.
 
1. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk
2. Click on “support a good cause”
3. Look for LSA Technology ….this should pop up straight away. Click Go.
4. At this point you can get the app (this is very easy and makes using EasyFundraising so accessible and quick.) OR
5. Go to the search results and click on “support this cause”
6. Then simply complete the “create an account” details and click on “create my account”
7. You should then be able to go straight to shopping at whichever retailer you would usually shop at.
It's as easy as that!!!

The app is even easier, you can check the shopping you've done to see what you've raised, send referrals to mates and see where you are on the leaderboard, amongst other things.
 
So next time you're about to click the “complete payment” key stop and think – “Have I done it through EasyFundraising?” if not log into it and earn the school some money at the click of a button!!