We are a group of parents of Holly Trees pupils that want to help make school an even better place for the children. We aim to organise fun activities for pupils and families, while raising money to benefit and support the school and community.
Throughout recent challenging times, we’ve supported families by organising low cost pre-loved uniform sales and memorable childhood experiences such as the circus and fireworks displays at competitive prices, while donating money to school for books, music rooms, and playground equipment, among other things.
We meet on a regular basis to discuss ideas and organise fun filled fundraising events for our school. Our current elected committee are:
Co-Chairs Flavia Conde & Sarah Adams
Event Co-ordinator Andrea Wilkins
Elections for the elected roles are held on a yearly basis at our Annual General Meeting. Dates are communicated via Parentmail and on our PTA Events page www.pta-events.co.uk/hollytrees
Please read our Holly Trees Fundraisers Mission Statement and Terms of Reference on the link below
Past fundraising events
Over the years, the fundraising team have organised a wide variety of events including fireworks displays, wine and gin tastings, Santa’s grotto and gift sales, quiz nights, inflatables days, pizza making evenings, discos, circus visits, donut/cake sales and non-school uniform days.
Some events are more profitable than others, but raising money is not always the sole objective of the fundraising team. Improving relationships between home and school also plays a vital part in why we organise events.
Some of the projects we have funded include the music studio, all-weather pitch, outdoor classroom, library furniture, Early Years play equipment, interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, new bee keeping suits and tools for the gardening club. We also donate an ongoing termly payment to help refresh school books.
As a small group of parent and carer volunteers, we are always grateful for another pair of hands. From helping out on a stall during an event, or supervising a school disco, to attending meetings planning upcoming events or joining the committee, every bit of help is gratefully received!
The more people who can get involved the better; we can only go forward with your support.
“As a parent I wanted to help the school without committing to too much time, and be able to sneak a view of my kids in the classroom or the hall, so being a regular fundraiser achieved this – it’s also great for making friends with other parents.”
“I have made friends with parents who have children in different classes – great for them too when they first go in the big playground where there are familiar faces.”
“I think the children enjoy the fact that their mum is involved. They like staying behind after school and being in the hall playing with the other children while we are setting up or clearing up after an event. I think it makes them proud that they are also involved, other than just attending school.”