Friends of Hotham (PTA)
Please see our dedicated PTA website: https://www.pta-events.co.uk/hotham/
Who are the Friends of Hotham School?
We are a group of parents and staff from Hotham School who work voluntarily as a team to raise funds for the school. The main committee are:
Chair: Angie Hughes
Treasurers: Mags Saich & Justin Wilkes
What are we fund raising for in 2018-19?
Each year, the school provide the PTA with a wish list. This year, the wish list is:
- A donation towards the new playground redesign
- Money towards school trips
- "Now press play" interactive story telling system
- Pantomime for Christmas and Diwali celebration
- New books for the library restock
How do we raise money?
- Christmas and summer fairs
- Estate Agents sponsorship of events
- Online Auctions
- Sponsored events
- Quiz Night
- Donations from parents
- Cake sales
- Second hand uniform sales
- Sales of Hotham Merchandise
- Easyfundraising on online shopping (see below)
The Friends of Hotham School bought or contributed towards:
- £8000 towards the in house artist at Hotham for 2017-2018
- Westend in School Pantomine for Years 1-6
- Presents for every child from Santa
- Sports Day medals for all children
- Prizes for various competitions
In Previous Years...
The PTA have raised money towards:
- A coomber audio Sound System
- The Discovery Garden (growing garden by the main school office) - £1000 towards planting
- Playground play equipment in the Early years and Harbour Playgrounds
- The Secret Garden
- PE climbing apparatus in the Jubilee Hall
- Outdoor musical Instruments
How can you help?
We always need volunteers, not matter how much or how little time you have to offer. Please get in touch with one of the committee, or your class rep to see how you can get involved. The schemes below also offer easy ways to fundraise through everyday online shopping:
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for Hotham Primary School? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Hotham Primary School to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything. All you have to do is:
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Hotham Primary School. It couldn’t be easier! There are no catches or hidden charges and Hotham Primary School will be really grateful for your donations. Thank you for your support.
Micro Scooter - Scooters for Schools Scheme
If you are ordering a new Scooter from www.micro-scooters.co.uk please use Hotham's code 101013. The PTA receive 10% of the sale price and use this money to fund raffle prizes all year round.
Its essential to label all items that your child brings to school. If you shop at https://www.mynametags.com/ and quote Hotham's code: 4356 a donation of £2 per order is made to the PTA.