Fundraising

Fundraising

Preschool play outside

The Marlow Bottom Pre-School CIO is a charitable, non-profit making organisation and unfortunately fees alone do not provide all the funds we need continue to offer all the vital equipment required to provide a wide variety of activities for the children.

Therefore we hold a number of varied fundraising events over the year in order to raise money that goes towards running costs, the purchase of new equipment and improvements to the pre-school.

It also enables us to provide a free healthy eating initiative for all the children. Every day, the children pop across to the local shop where they chose and purchase some fruit and vegetables and then they assist the staff in preparing the food for all the children to eat at snack time. Not only does this programme provide healthy eating snacks for the children but it also encourages them to develop some very important like skills. This scheme costs the pre-school about £1,000 per year.

Funds can help us to provide valuable resources to ensure we can offer our staff essential or necessary training which isn’t always funded by the local council. It also allows us to fund extra staff hours for when we may need to provide important one-to-one time for any of our children who may need it for whatever reason.

Typical fundraising events that we run are our annual Balloon Race and Christmas Bazaar, sponsored activities for the children to take part in and quiz nights or race nights for the adults to take part in. We also look for other fundraising initiatives that don’t always require people digging into their pockets – for example we have recycled clothes, books, CDs and DVDs and also printer cartridges – your unwanted items can raise funds too!

Please keep an eye on our events page for our latest fundraising activities and look at the other pages under this section for more information about our fundraising partnerships, initiatives and ways in which you can get involved.

Commission

Yellow Moon
We send their catalogue home to you. They have an excellent range of craft supplies as well as party stuff and some really good gifts. When you make your order please quote source code SMA1773.

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Easy2Name
They sell all sorts of name labels, ideal for pre-school and school. Please quote Marlow Bottom Pre-School CIO when placing your order.

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Chocoholics
Chocolate gifts for all occasions. Look out for catalogues at pre-school, normally around Mother’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. We get a commission from all purchases made via us.

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Scholastic
More books, this time online! Please quote Marlow Bottom Pre-School CIO when making an order.

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The Book People 
They display their books in the Village Hall foyer. If you would like to make an order please order see a member of staff. Please note that the display items must not be taken out of the building.

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Wycombe Lotto
We have joined the Wycombe Lotto, which is local to this area and local charities are supported. 50% of tickets sold from our Lotto page go directly to us.

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We Are Also Supported By

Bag2School

They work in partnership with Schools, Businesses, Community Groups, Local Councils and Charities to help raise funds from your donations of unwanted clothes.

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Help us raise funds for FREE when you shop online!

Easyfundraising is a brilliant way to raise money for Marlow Bottom Pre-school CIO. Shop online from over 2,700 retailers and they’ll give a donation every time you buy something, at no extra cost.

easy fundraisingYou can raise money for the pre-school by doing your normal online shopping via easyfundraising.org.uk. Every time you shop, you earn a donation for the pre-school and it won’t cost you an extra penny. And if you install the Find & Remind toolbar when signing up you don’t even have to remember – you’ll be reminded each time you visit the retailers involved, of which there are over 2,000 including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, Next and Tesco.

They will donate a small percentage of what you spend to us to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s a really simple process, all you have to do is:

  • Register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk.
  • When you’re asked to choose your cause, select Marlow Bottom Pre-School – Buckinghamshire.
  • Get shopping – it couldn’t be easier!

We do already have a small handful of supporters who are shopping online and raising money for the pre-school but this is something that could be done so easily by everyone! Please register, it costs you nothing!

Get Involved

Support fundraising

The efforts that everybody makes in organising and participating in our events in order to achieve our fundraising targets is very much appreciated. Here’s just a few ways in which people have helped or got involved in the past that hasn’t involved handing over your hard earned cash….

If you would like to help or be a part of our Fundraising Team in any way or have any questions or queries relating to any of our fundraising campaigns, then please contact Tina Horler our Supervisor on 01628 478219.

Ways That You Can Help Your Pre-School

Can you donate toys, games, sweets and unwanted gifts?

We are always looking for items such as small toys, games, sweets etc. for tombolas and raffles that will run throughout the year. Please keep any small unwanted gifts or contents from party bags for example and give them any time to a member of staff.

Could you donate something we could use as a prize?
Can you make our events more enjoyable?
Can you help to promote fundraising?
Can you give us a little bit of your time at our events?
Have you got any money making or cost saving ideas?
Can you donate any supplies?