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Sponne School PFA


Sponne School PFA exists to raise funds for the school to purchase items for the direct benefit of students. The Committee is made up of a mix of parents and school staff which helps to ensure good communication between fund raising activities and funding requests. The School Council are also involved in helping decide what the students need in terms of projects and equipment. It’s a great way of getting more involved in school life and getting to know people!

Our next meeting date is on Monday 19th September at 7pm in the LRC – why not come along and find out more? All welcome!
For our events we need helpers and raffle prizes – if you could offer either please let us know by email, or drop any prizes into Admin. All support is much appreciated – ask to join our email helpers list to get email reminders of events and what you can do to support us.

Latest events:

The Spring Concert raised £430 profit – thanks to all our supporters and the young musicians who put on a great concert
The fashion show raised just over £300 profit and was an enjoyable evening for all the happy shoppers! Thanks to our models, stall holders and supporters
We now have a facebook page Sponne PFA – please like it to be kept up to date with news and dates. Please share this news!
Why not join our monthly Treasure Trove prize draw? With only a £12 annual standing order donation you are in with a chance of winning a cash prize every month – for more details on how to join please email samjwill70(at)gmail.com

Latest winners are:

June 2016 – Michelle Milan
July 2016 – Karyn Noy
August 2016 – Mr C Bees
Bonus 2016 – Elizabeth Kempson

We are now also registered for Easy Fundraising. Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Sponne School? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Sponne School to say thank you for shopping with them. We have already raised over £280 with just over 40 signed up supporters so thanks to those and please consider joining them!

It's really simple, and doesn't cost you anything.

All you have to do is:
1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/sponnesch...
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping - your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Sponne School. It couldn't be easier and we will be really grateful for your donations

Donations to the school
· We made a substantial donation of £10,000 towards the purchase of a new school minibus last year which will benefit many students!
· Contributions towards the Geography trip to Uganda and the Music tour
· Equipment for the DT department to meet new curriculum demands

Other recent donations

£10,000 for renovations to the yellow brick road area
£195 for a new lighting desk
£1365.48 for new trampoline equipment
£750 to pay for authors to hold workshops during book week
£2501.36 towards the 2012 music trip to France
£2887.89 towards refurbishment and upgrade of the book shelving units in the LRC
£1000 towards a new cricket square


We would particularly like to thank employees from SANTANDER and BARCLAYCARD whose match funding has really helped boost our funds. Please do let us know if you work for a company that can either match fund or help sponsor an event, the support is very much appreciated.
If you would like to join the PFA, help out an event, or your company can offer some support please contact either
PFA Chair – Treena Billington treena(at)kevinbillington.com
School contact – Catherine Underwood cunderwood(at)sponne.org.uk


Thank you