While we’d encourage everyone to support local and small businesses, we know that’s not an option for everyone. The run up to Christmas is the busiest online shopping period of the year and it may be busier than ever this year.
One of the things we do as parents is raise funds to help the school do more — providing more opportunities to students and helping families who struggle with the costs of the school day. This year we haven’t been able to do this as easily, so we need your help more than ever.
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One of the things we do as parents is raise funds to help the school do more — from providing more opportunities to students, to helping families who struggle with the costs of the school day. In the past we ran fundraising events that were opportunities for parents to meet socially, perhaps enjoy an outdoor movie or a quiz night or even live music in the school.
For the foreseeable future we won’t be able to run those events but we will look for alternatives and we want to continue to support the school, now more than ever, so we need your help.
Please join the 50:50 club, keep using EasyFundraising and Amazon Smile when you buy things online but also think about whether you could afford to make a small regular payment to our charity — Trinity Academy Charity Trust. Just a few pounds (just whatever you can afford) donated every month could make a massive difference to helping the school and it’s really easy.
There’s now a new (and free) way to raise money for Trinity Academy if you are an Amazon user. Once you’ve signed-up to Amazon Smile, Amazon will give 0.5% of the purchase price to our Charitable Trust and then we will pass on those donations to the school.
One of the things we do as a Parent Council is to raise funds which are then given to the school. We raise money through events (such as wine tastings, quiz, race and music nights), Easy Fundraising, our 50:50 draw, sponsorship and working with Trinity Accies and the rugby and hockey tour, fundraising group to hold joint events.
It is the beginning of the new school year and we would like new members to join the fundraising group. The group will meet to work out a programme of events and the specific tasks that need to be done throughout the year. It will then meet on an ad-hoc basis.
You can do as little or as much as you like and if you cannot be at events you can still help as there are certain admin tasks that need to be done too.
Examples of tasks you could volunteer to do are as follows;
Complete the Form for the hire of the school for events
Request the alcohol licence for events
Promote the use of Easy Fundraising
Promote the 50/50 draw
Serve on the bar at events
Organise or sell raffle tickets
Shop for supplies such as beer, wine and food etc
Make posters/tickets for events
Encourage others to come to the events
Set up and clear up at events
The fundraising group is good fun and a great way to get to know other parents at the school.
If you are interested in joining the Fundraising Group please contact us by 6th September and we will arrange the 1st meeting.
A group of parents is cycling 46 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh on 10th September to raise funds for the school. We have setup a page for donations on JustGiving and it is now live to collect donations. If you can please check out the page and give generously.
Every penny we receive will go to Parent Council funds to help the school with their projects. Please help support our students at Trinity Academy.
The weekend’s nearly over so let’s look ahead to next weekend!
We’re holding a summer gin tasting and barbecue next Friday, 9 June at the school. Gin – it’s so popular right now; a single spirit, loads of different flavours, how do you know where to start?
Ash from Appellation wines is sure to guide us through the world of new gins in a really fun way and you get an opportunity to taste six different premium brands. For only £20 you can kick-off the weekend, relax, meet other parents and raise funds for Trinity Academy!
We need to finalise numbers by Tuesday so please email Suz Edwards if you are interested in going.
Last night, author Daniel Rachel was at the school talking about his book of interviews and conversations with with great British songwriters. It was fascinating to hear about the artists he met while researching his book, Isle of Noises — Ray Davies, Johnny Marr, Noel Gallagher, Laura Marling, Billy Bragg, Sting and many more.
For anyone interested in music this was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the craft and skill that goes into writing music and song lyrics. Funds raised last night will go towards an improved lighting and sound system for the school and benefit the musical life of the school.
Thank you Daniel for coming to Trinity and to parent Mike Nicholson for arranging the evening and interviewing Daniel.