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 Diary dates
Wrap evening : 22.11.17 6.00 pm - to wrap presents and make up hampers for the Christmas Fair.
Previous events held.
Bingo - Friday 20.10.17 saw our biggest Bingo event ever. We raised a fantastic £943.99 which will go towards our whole school -project to purchase floodlights for our outside Games area.
The top House prize was £75 cash and other prizes were themed hampers.
Thank you to Centre Parcs Longleat Forest for the Raffle prize of a voucher for a day pass for up to 4 people and to The Old Bath Arms Frome for the £50 meal voucher.
Christmas Fayre - Saturday 2.12.17. 12.00 to 2.00 pm
There will be the much loved CRAFT STALLS, GAMES ROOM, TOMBOLAS, TOYS & GAMES, BOOKS SWEETS, FATHER CHRISMAS IN HIS GROTTO AND MUCH MUCH MORE.
Please could we ask for your help again this year by donating good quality items for the Toys & Games & Book stalls. Donations can be brought into school from week commencing 20.11.2017.
Each child who donates any of the above will be entered into a raffle prize draw on the day of the Fair. Please clearly label each bag with your child’s name and class.
There will also be a MUFTI-DAY on Friday 17th November, pupils are allowed to wear their own clothes in exchange for items to be used to make up Hampers for the raffle and prizes for our Tombola stall. Items needed are Boxes of chocolates, tins of biscuits, toiletry sets, bottles of wine and other gift sets or £1 to enable us to purchase items. Please ensure any use by dates are no earlier than December 2017. This year we are sharing the mufti day with Children in Need.
Donation prizes received for our raffle so far -
Day pass for up to 4 people to Centre Parcs Longleat Forest
Voucher for 1 adult & 1 child to the East Somerset Railway
Voucher for 2 adults & 2 children from Avon Valley Railway
Family Ticket to The Jane Austen Centre Bath
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
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.
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.