Bleasby Primary School is a village school based near Nottingham. It’s not a large school. There are around 160 children on the roll, with a one class per year intake.
To date they have raised almost £11,000 with 134 supporters!
At Janene Scurfield’s daughter’s old school they tried to promote easyfundraising to the parents but it never really managed to take off. So when Janene joined the PTA in 2013, she decided to see what they could do to make it work at Bleasby.
"It struck me as such an easy thing for parents to do", Janene says. "Many of Bleasby’s parents work full time and online shopping has become part of everyday life to them. So I just couldn’t understand why all our parents weren’t signed up to easyfundraising to raise money for the school just by doing what they do already."
Janene and her committee decided to look at their whole approach to asking parents for support: "We tried to look for opportunities for parents to buy products rather than simply giving us money so they got something in return. easyfundraising seemed to fit in to this overall plan and we decided to go all out and try to get as many people signed up as possible."
To date they have raised almost £11,000 with 134 supporters signed up to their easyfundraising page.
With that money they’ve funded: the school IT upgrade - buying 11 laptops, then iPads for each classroom and now 30 iPads for the children to use. They’ve also bought new atlases and dictionaries and colour-coded Usborne childrens’ books.
See the article here: http://www.pta.org.uk/News/Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy