The Oakfield Fundraisers (OF) are a group of cheery volunteers comprised of parents, staff and friends, who raise funds for the Academy as well as assist with events. All are welcome to join the Fundraisers, why not come along to one of our meetings where we brainstorm fundraising ideas, consider funding applications and plan our regular fundraising events.
Fundraisers Schedule -
Next meeting Wednesday 15.3.17
Christmas Fayre - Saturday 3.12.16 was a great success again this year and in total it raised £1750 which will go towards our current project to re-furbish the pupils toilets.
Raffle prizes received for our raffle were -
Ted Baker gift sets
Green Point Partnership -Bush CD Micro with Bluetooth & DAB
Melanie Giles bag of Aveda goodies,
Theatre Royal Bath - 2 tickets to see Pride & Prejudice on 19.1.17.
East Somerset Railway - 2 adult rover tickets.
National Trust - voucher to Stourhead for 2 adults & up to 3 children.
Longleat - Day ticket for 2 adults & 2 Children.
Hestercoombe Gardens- for 2 vouchers for 2 adults
Cheddar Gorge -for 2 adults & 2 children vouchers.
Bath & North Somerset Council- family ticket to the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and the Victoria Art Gallery (worth £52.50)
Capita Education - Hamper
Avon Valley Railway - Family Ticket
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum- 2 children's tickets
Centre Parcs- day pass for 4 people
Dunster Castle -Family Ticket
Haynes International Museum- Family Ticket
Variour Hampers- see pictures
Raising money for Oakfield Academy
If you set up a savings affinity account with the Coventry Building Society for your child you can link it to Oakfiled Fundraisers.
Every year the Coventry Building Society donates 1% of the average balances held from this affinity account to Oakfield Fundraisers.
We have just received a cheque for £61.46
Thank you to parents who have done this.
Our Academy is on The Giving Machine. Join and shop online and shops registered will donate cash to us at no extra cost to you. Find out more at www.thegivingmachine.co.uk or text MORE to 61211.
Textile recycling We have a textile recycling bank in school should parents wish to recycle old clothes, shoes, bags and other textiles. This is collected regularly by Bristol Green capitol partnership/Bristol Textiles recycling. Please visit their website for further details. www.btr-ltd.co.uk
Family Bingo Evening held 7.10.16.
The Family Bingo Evening held on Friday 3rd March was another great success for Oakfield Academy Fundraisers. It was very well attended and as usual our resident Bingo caller Mrs Mallon was on fabulous form with the bingo phrases. In total £601 was raised, which will go towards the Fundraisers project to raise money for refurbishing the girls and boys toilets.
There were 6 themed hampers for full house prizes along with a special flyer game to win £75 cash.
Sophie winning the M & S chocolate Easter Bunny donated by Capita Education.
New Play equipment & flooring
Thanks to fundraising events during 2015/2016 Oakfield Fundraisers were able to give the Academy £2500 towards the purchase of new equipment and flooring for the Year 6 play area.
QUIZ NIGHT WINNERS- 3.6.16
Congratulations to the winning team ‘Porridge and the Meltons’, which included 6O student Elijah Watkins, and members of his family. They were the lucky winners of a family ticket for @Bristol (worth over £40) and a chocolate hamper.
Donated to Year 5 for the Maypole dancing club which started in May 16.
BINGO Success We recently held a very successful family Bingo evening, which was fully attended and raised over £500 for the Academy. We played 6 games in total with each game having a line prize and a full house prize. The full house prizes were themed hampers except for the last game which was a cash prize of £50. This was won by Year 7 Pupil Rhian's Nan.
The Pamper Hamper was won by our own Jill McGuinness.
New Rugby Kit- part funded by Oakfield Fundraisers. Year 7 /8 pupils that represent the Academy during Rugby fixtures will now do so in their brand new Kit. The new kit made by Gilbert is proving very popular and pupils that have played in it this season have been very excited to wear it. Photo includes Yr 8 Girls Captains Fern, Danni and Yr 8 Boys Captain Ben , PE Teacher Mr Fowler and Oakfield fundraiser Chair person Mrs Tracey Malley.
Frome's Youth Mayor opened our Oasis play area: one foggy day this spring. The Fundraisers helped pay for this area.
The Fundraisers enrich the curriculum: by paying for a local artist to lead an art master class for more able pupils. Pupils artwork is displayed in one of our garden areas.
Other ways to help us raise funds for the Academy include: Save For Schools Scheme: why not open a "Save For School" account with the Coventry Building Society Savers who have set up 'linked accounts.' When you save money, the Coventry donates money to the Oakfield Fundraisers. Last year we raised £160.11 in this way. If you would like to help raise money for the school using this method, please contact the Coventry Building Society and set up a linked account in the "Save For Schools Scheme."
Treasurer: Mrs J McGuiness Chair: Mrs T. Malley Academy Contact: Mrs T Malley The Oakfield Community raises funds every year for the Academy, as well as taking part in fundraising activities for national and local good causes.