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 meeting 6.11.18 6.30 pm – everyone welcome.
Christmas Fair 1.12.18 12 noon to 2.00 pm.
Previous events held.
BINGO -Family Bingo evening 19.10.18
Prizes donated from – Centre Parcs, Homebase, H & B Tyres Frome, Wincanton Races, Bristol Rovers Football Club, Fusion Frome Leisure Centre & Butlins Minehead.
A fabulous fundraiser, £1055 raised for Oakfield Academy projects.
Christmas Fayre – Saturday 2.12.17. 12.00 to 2.00 pm- once again this was a triumph.
The school hall was bursting at the seems with lots of visitors wanting to queue for the ever popular Turkey & Stuffing Rolls. All the stalls were busy throughout the Fair, and the Raffle stall even sold out of tickets at one point! Face Painting was popular with the younger children, and Santa’s Grotto enjoyed plenty of visitors. The day ended with the Grand Raffle draw, with everybody clutching their raffle tickets hoping to win one of the wonderful prizes or hampers! The final total raised was £1925 thank you to everybody who supported the event—it really did have a wonderful atmosphere.
Donation prizes received for our raffle were –
- Day pass for up to 4 people to Centre Parcs Longleat Forest
- Divoky Riding School VoucherTheatre Royal Bath—2 tickets, Snow White (7.1.2018)
- East Somerset Railway—Family Voucher
- Cheddar Gorge—1 Adult, 1 Child ticket
- Avon Valley Railway—Family Ticket
- Haynes International Museum—Family Ticket
- M&S Belgium Chocolates—Steele Davis
- M&S Goodie Basket—Steele Davis
- Jane Austen Centre, Bath—Family Ticket
- Barrett & Coe—Photography experience
- Santa Sack of Christmas Goodies—Clive Lewis Lettings
- Christmas Hamper—Capita Education
- Maths Bingo Game—Consortium
How to raise 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
Funded/part funded by Oakfield Fundraisers
£500 for Staff P.E kit.
Exercise play equipment
£2000 from various fundraising events was put towards outside play equipment.
New Play equipment & flooring
Thanks to fundraising events Oakfield Fundraisers were able to give the Academy £2500 towards the purchase of new equipment and flooring for the Year 6 play area.
Donated to Year 5 for the Maypole dancing club which started in May 16.
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. 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.