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The PTA are a small group of parents who organise different events during the year to help raise funds for the school.  This money is crucial, as it helps make up the deficit of the school budget and allows the school to purchase items they would not normally have been able to.  We are always looking for new members to add to our team, so if you are interested in raising money for your child's school, please email: hermitageptatreasurer@yahoo.co.uk

The PTA currently are:

Claire Drake - Secretary, Ryan Salmon - Treasurer, Nadia Hamdy, Vanessa Burgess, Annette Scheepers, Amy Daw.

FUTURE EVENTS

The AGM will be held on Monday 17th September, at the school from 7.30pm.  During this meeting we will be discussing the events of 2017/18, money raised during the year and upcoming events.

The PTA desperately need more members to carry on with the quantity and quality of past events. If you would like to know more about what the PTA does for the school and would be interested in being involved, please do attend the AGM.

Nov (date to be confirmed) - Fireworks Night

Dec (date to be confirmed) - Santa's Secret Shop

feedback from events held

Our last event was our Summer Fayre-Well, which was held on Friday 29th June.  This is our biggest event of the year and takes months of planning.  This year we have raised £3,100!!  This will go towards funding the Daily Mile Track and furnishing the new classroom.

MATCH FUNDING

What is match funding? Many large companies will 'match' the money their staff raise for charities. This is great for Hermitage Primary School as the PTA is a charity. All income goes towards buying things for the school.

What would I have to do? Typically, our match funders spend time on a PTA stall at either the summer or christmas fayre or firework night. Alternatively, if it's more convenient to them, they can help with planning, setting up of the event or Treasury.

Which companies offer match funding? We are aware all the following companies offer match funding; we would love to hear from you if you work for one of them.

Accenture, American Express, Argos, ARM Holdings, Asda, Astra Zeneca, Bank of Scotland, Barclays, BP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, BT, Capgemini, Centrica, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, DHL, Diageo, Ernst & Young, Exxon Mobil, First Bus, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Halifax, HSBC, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kingsfisher, KPMG, Lloyds, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Norwich Union, Pearson, Philips, PWC, Proctor & Gamble, Royal & Sun Alliance, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Tesco, Thames Water & Vodafone.

How important is match funding to Hermitage Primary School? During 2016/17, the PTA received £2,450 in match funding. This was around a quarter of all income last year and arose from 4 parents who work for Vodafone.

How can I get involved? If you think you can help with match funding, simply email: hermitageptatreasurer@yahoo.co.uk

Does the match funder have to be a parent? No, your friends, family or neighbours can be match funders. Match funding is all about companies supporting their staff in raising money for whichever charity they wish to support.

Are there any limits? These vary by company. Vodafone, for instance will give £350 to each staff member helping at PTA events, provided the event makes more than £350. 5 members of staff can claim for each event, meaning £1,750 is potentially available for each event. 

In summary - Match funding is a great way to help the school. It is so easy and we want to make the most of it. An hour of your time can mean the school recieves several hundreds of pounds.

 

 

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