Fundraising

Fundraising at Little Fishes (Registered Charity Number 1070343)

Little Fishes is registered with the Charities Commission which means we have charitable status and are non-profit making.

We do have and need an extensive fundraising programme to be able to fund additional members of staff.  This allows a higher staff to pupil ratio and means more staff to care for the children and support their learning, giving them more opportunities for one to one attention. We also are able to provide more play equipment especially for outside, provide provisions such as tissues/toilet provisions, cooking ingredients, and out of the ordinary items for specialised crafts, outings and entertainment at seasonal parties at no extra cost to the parents.

The Committee also has the responsibility to raise funds for the Preschool and they do this through a number of Fundraising activities. Please see our Event’s calendar on the Latest News page to see what’s coming up.

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Little Fishes is also registered on the Easyfundraising website. It’s a great way to raise money for the Pre-school while shopping on-line. You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. Retailers include Tescos Direct, Clarks, Boots, Amazon, M&S, Debenhams, Argos, John Lewis and even eBay. It is really simple to register yourself and then you just need to remember to visit the site when you shop online. There’s no catch. Here is the link to the website www.easyfundraising.org.uk

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Gift Aid increases the value of your donations and means charities can benefit even more at no extra cost to you. If you’re a UK taxpayer, add Gift Aid whenever you make a donation and Little Fishes can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – that’s a whopping 25p for every £1 you give. Higher rate tax payers can claim additional tax benefits for donations they make to charity, which you can keep or pass on to any charitable organisation. Simply indicate how much you have donated when completing your tax self-assessment form.

Please support Little Fishes by this completing the gift aid form.

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YELLOW MOON is a unique arts and craft shopping experience via website or catalogue that offers great value products and raises vital funds for schools, groups and charities. It’s great for party bag ideas too. Visit www.yellowmoon.org.uk and use our Little Fishes Pre-School source code SLI1378 when ordering from Yellow Moon and the preschool will received cash back to spend on recourses.

Non-Financial contributions

If you are unable to contribute financially there are many other ways you can support the Pre-School and here are some ideas;

  • by donating items such as boxes of tissues, hand soap, pens and pencils etc.
  • by giving up some time to do an activity with the children e.g. cooking, gardening.
  • by supporting the committee and volunteering as a coordinator or helper at the fundraising fairs.
  • by running a half marathon or swimming a distance to raise funds for the Preschool.
  • by making cakes for us to sell at our cake sales.
  • or maybe you get company discounts that we could take advantage of?
  • by joining the committee and really getting to know how the preschool operates and being part of the decisions affecting your child’s education.

We appreciate that we ask a lot of our parents and carers with regards to fundraising and supporting the Preschool but Little Fishes is very special as you will see and we want your child to have the best start in their education. You’ll be surprised what we can achieve together!

Thank you