Parents & Friends Association
Dear Bassingbourn Parents,
Doing any last-minute online Christmas Shopping? You can donate to the School’s Charity whilst you’re doing it!
Click on the link below and shop from Argos, John Lewis, M&S, Currys and all the Supermarkets! It’s very simple, and each purchase gives between 2-5% by value to the School’s Charity. Any questions? This video will help.
Also, if you’re using Amazon, donate to our Charity whilst you shop by using Amazon Smile. Click on the link, search for “Bassingbourn Village College Parents & Friends Association” and all purchases will generate 0.5% by value for the Charity
Thank you for your support – all proceeds get invested into the school.
Tom Lock & Katie Cramb
BVC Parents & Friends Association
Reg. Charity 1116287
Would you like to help in any way? Perhaps you were involved in PTA at another school – we would love it if you got it touch, we need help to raise our profile amongst the BVC family. As we are currently unable to fundraise in our usual manor by holding face to face events, any new ideas are welcomed.
Who are we, and what do we do?
The role of the PFA is important and by carrying out a whole host of activities, events and fund raisers we have helped the school fund items such as laptops, stage lighting, cookery equipment, technology tools and Library furniture, as well as improving the overall facilities and experience for the students at BVC.
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.
Some of the items we have provided for the school this year include:
- Life size human skeleton model for use in PE and science
- Long awaited gym mats for the PE department
- Sphygmomanometers for measuring blood pressure and mechanical height measure for use in science, sports science and health and fitness
- Language gym membership to enable students to practice skills and vocabulary in class and at home
- Storage shelving for food technology
- Recycling bins for all classrooms, this project was student led and supported by the PFA
- Dressing making scissors and storage for design and technology
It looks extremely unlikely we’ll be able to hold any fund raising events this academic year, in light of that can we ask you to support BVC by setting up a monthly direct debit for just £2 a month (or more if you’d like), less than a price of a coffee.. It takes 2 minutes to complete and if enough parents/guardians sign up we will be able to keep funding BVC projects throughout this difficult time.
Our bank details: Name: Bassingbourn Village College PTA Group – sort code: 60-18-42 – Account No. 20560842 – Reference: Donation
Or download and complete the Standing Order Form and we will take it from there…
If you are making a donation it would be helpful if you could also complete and return a Gift Aid form (scan and return by email or hand into/post to BVC Reception), every penny counts.
Multiple Donation plus Gift Aid
Single Donation plus Gift Aid
How can you get involved?
Our Parents & Friends Association has always gone through peaks and troughs as far as support is concerned. At the moment we are very much hoping that we are on an upward trend towards a peak!
Currently we have a small group of keen parents who keep in contact by email and get together to organise ad hoc events as and when needed.
We usually need help organising and creating events, and we need people with ideas and people who can put these ideas into action.
Looking to the future.. 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.
As school life slowly starts to return to normal we will 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 and 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 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school 01763 242344
We’d be delighted to hear from you, even if you would just like to say Hi.
Thank you from BVC Parents and Friends Association.
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