Hey guys! Check out this fab fundraising event organised by friends Esewi and Daniel! This is a great example of how determination and organisation can really pay off. Have a read folks…

When our outdoors pursuit leader at our school gathered us in an assembly and told us about the expedition for the first time. We were amazed by how breathtaking the trip sounded. It seemed as a huge sum to raise, but we were determined.

We ran a sweets stall at our Schools Christmas festival where we raised £110 which we invested into buying more sweets and crisps we could sell at our disco and an ongoing school tuck-shop we had been running.

We raised approximately £280.17 from the disco, where £250 was profit. I cannot take credit for the idea as it was my housemaster that thought about it. The planning phase of the disco involved many ‘attempts of’ meetings with the head of the prep-school (as our schedules did not fit very well and him being a busy man).

However, once we had passed that hurdle, we went into the preparation phase. Securing lights, sound systems and teachers present to help supervise the event. I can say that without all my many friends’ help, Daniel’s Mum’s help, the help of teachers who volunteered and even the groundsman we would not had been able to make the party as exciting and fun for the children. They LOVED it and can’t wait for the next disco.

As mentioned earlier we have been running festival stalls, and an ongoing weekly tuck-shop in the school. However, recently there has been a scheduling conflict which I aim to fix.

Our next big event will hopefully be in June, which will be an arts concert for as many people as possible at our school. So for me it’s time to pull some strings and cash in on some old favours.

Awesome work boys – Well done. 

As ever, PLEASE send us your fundraising experiences, it makes us smile when we get to read your stories. When sending in your Fundraising Friday Star please tell us what you felt when you first heard about the expedition, a few paragraphs about what you have been up to so far for your fundraising, any future fundraising plans and some pictures of your fundraising. LOTS of pictures pleeeeeease. The pictures do need to be of a high quality that can be uploaded online… no fuzzy mugshots :)

Click here to submit your entry today, I can’t wait to hear from you all. Remember, every Fundraising Friday Star will win a FREE HEAD TORCH.

If you win, you will automatically be put into a draw to win an even bigger prize… every quarter we will choose one Fundraising Friday Star to win A FREE RUCKSACK, SLEEPING BAG LINER, TRAVEL TOWEL AND WATER BOTTLE! Which means less kit you’ll have to buy.

Stay groovy

Meg 😀