Fundraising

We are a not-for-profit organisation so any money we raise is put back into the Playgroup to provide materials and activities for the children.  Our only income is from fees which needs to cover rent, staff salaries (most staff are on minimum wage or just above) and everything else we need to run a playgroup.  The fees alone do not cover our expenses so we really need your help to keep us going!  We are truly grateful for support from parents and families.  Any of the following are wonderful ways you can help us:  

We have fundraising events throughout the year, such as an Easter and Christmas Hamper.  We also have sponsored events for the children and parents to take part in, such as sponsored walks and sponsored tooth brushing.  
Any ideas for fundraising are welcome!

Money Box

Fill me up and at the end of term I’ll buy something for the children to use at Cherry Trees.  

Any pennies will do – silver or bronze!  

You’ll find me in the foyer in the mornings.  Come and see me!


Everyday Items

We are always extremely grateful for donations of the following as they are expensive for us to buy and we use them on a daily basis:

  • toilet paper
  • baby wipes
  • kitchen roll
  • tissues

Art, Craft and Mark Making Supplies

Buying equipment and materials for art, craft and encouraging children to begin to make marks on paper (which is the precursor to starting to write) can be expensive but many of the materials we use can often be found at home.  

If you can spare any of the following items we would be very pleased to receive them at any time: 

  • Paper – any kind, even if used on one side already – we use loads of paper!
  • Notebooks/pads of paper/sticky notes
  • Foil
  • Buttons
  • Cotton wool
  • Egg boxes
  • Wrapping paper
  • Paper bags
  • Ribbon
  • Shells
  • Clean sponges
  • Wallpaper
  • Beads
  • Pieces of fabric
  • Highlighter pens
  • Unused plain paper cups
  • Dried pasta/dried beans/dried lentils/rice
  • Old greetings cards
  • String/wool
  • Envelopes – new or used
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glitter, pompoms, sparkly things – anything for collages
  • Unused plain paper plates
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Stickers
  • Sellotape or Blue-tac
And anything else you think we could use!

Thank you so much for your help.