What Do We Do?
We are a registered charity and remain an important fundraiser for the school, providing money for facilities our children would otherwise not have.
Staff apply to the PFA outlining their request for funding, and we review every request collectively before approving the release of any money.
Many people have told us they would like to make regular or one off donations to the PFA but are unsure how to do so – and so we have launched a Just Giving page to take the pain out of giving.
During 2017 we helped BVC by funding Geography field equipment, Craft equipment, online study licenses for MFL, Food Tech mixing bowls and a dressmaker’s dummy.
Some of the items we hope to provide for the school over 2017/18 include:
- 10 Laptops at £500 each
- Defibrillator at £600
- Sports equipment : Gym Mats at £400, Gymnastics vault box £800, Table Tennis Table at £250
- Drama and Art: presentation boards at £250; camera £264
- Design Technology: Scrollsaw at £700, Hot Wire Strip Heater at £330, Tenon Saws at £200
- Food Technology: various equipment at £500
- Humanities: RE textbooks at £200
- Physics equipment: Vibration Generator at £70, a Van de Graaff belt at £20 and Microscope viewer cameras at £70 each
- Upgrade of performance facilities in main hall: lighting desk at £1,100; stage lighting £600
- Outdoor table tennis tables at £2000 each
- Renovation of toilets at £10,000
All of these items will support our children’s education at Bassingbourn Village College, and we appreciate any contribution towards this target. Just click on the JustGiving button below and you will be taken to our page. Donations can be made via debit or credit cards and Paypal.
Thank you! Please also follow us on facebook.com/BVCPFA for regular updates on events and fundraising, or to contact us and get involved.
How Can You Get Involved?
We need help organising and creating events. We need people with ideas and we need people who can put these ideas into action.
Do you have local contacts that could help? Do you have a band who’d like to play at an event? Do you have a bouncy castle or outdoor games that could be used to help raise money? Are you great at baking or good at making things? Can you donate raffle prizes? Does your company run match funding? There are so many ways people can help, we’d love to speak to you and get you involved.
We also need people to help run events, man coffee stalls and sell tickets. We need volunteers to join our meetings to help review our progress and allocate funds against requests. To help us communicate effectively with interested people and to generate partnerships that support the school.
If you would like to join us, please give us your name and contact details and let us know how you’d like to help. You can contact us through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BVCPFA; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school 01763 242344
We’d be delighted to hear from you.
Thank you from BVC Parents and Friends Association.
Fundraising to support our children’s education
Our goal is to engage the support of parents, guardians and the local community – whether individuals, businesses or local organisations. Former parents, guardians and alumni are also welcome to join us.
By working in partnership with these groups we hope to raise funds, improve community cohesion and, of course, help the school and our children.