Along with attending and volunteering to help at events there are some other ways that you can help Fitz Friends raise more money for the school:
Whenever you buy anything online, from your weekly shop to your annual holiday, you could be collecting free donations for Fitz Friends? All you need to do is to join easyfundraising.org. Then every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising.org first to find the site you want (there are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, eBay, Boden, Boots, Hotels.com and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!). You do your shopping as normal and after you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Fitz Friends for no extra cost whatsoever! There are no catches or hidden charges.
Please join for free at: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fitzfriends/
Companies throughout the UK such as Argos, Lloyds TSB, Tesco, offer employees the chance to boost their schools fundraising efforts by 'matching' the money they raise. Generally, the employee must have been involved in the fundraising event as a volunteer. Companies then pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised at a fair or donated to the charity. For example, a parent volunteers to work on organizing or on a stall at the summer fair. The profit made by the stall is £100. The parent's employer will then match this amount with a further £100. Some organisations will match fund on a £ for £ basis, others will stipulate what they are prepared to give.
Please do speak to your company’s community relations manager or HR Department to ask if the operate or are interested in running a matched giving scheme. You could help Fitz Friends could double the amount of cash it raises at events.
Friends raises extra funds for the school by managing a Rag Bag Collection Bank located on the school site outside the Nest. Through Rag Bag you can help recycle textiles and clothing that may have ended up going to landfill. The scheme is completely FREE, and the school is paid for every kg of clothes and textiles that are donated. If you have unwanted clothes and textiles at home, please do drop them off at the school rag bag collection bank.