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Fundraising

Here at Blessed Thomas Holford we are passionate about teaching our pupils the importance of charity work, helping others less fortunate and also working as a team to achieve a common goal. 

‘Fundraising for the Future’ is our School Charity, supporting the future of our school and our pupils’ education. Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College is a Registered Charity which supports the fundraising initiatives within our College.

Our continued vision is to raise funds to continue to develop the excellent education available for pupils at our College and to foster closer working relationships with our friends, family and our business community.

My name is Roisin O’Gara, I am an ex-pupil and I am now the Fundraising and Marketing Manager here at BTHCC. I am constantly looking for new and exciting ways to raise vital funds for our college; these funds really do make a huge difference to the school, allowing us to purchase extra equipment for lessons, build new facilities and make the school the best environment for a successful education for your child.

I have recently set up ‘Friends of BTH’ as there had not been an active PTA/ Friends of BTH for a number of years; along with the Friends of BTH, I have also recently set up a Pupil Events and Fundraising Team who are an absolutely fantastic group of pupils who have lots of fabulous ideas and lots of enthusiasm, so I imagine we will be seeing some wonderful events over the coming months from them, so watch this space!

We completely understand that parents are busy and your time is probably stretched already, however, if you can support the school in any way it will always be appreciated and acknowledged!

Thank you for your support

Miss R O’Gara

Ways to get involved and support your School

Pupils

  • Join the Events and Fundraising Team – help to think of great ideas and organise fundraising events for school.

  • Participate in fundraising events around school– the Fundraising team will be running mini fundraising events over the year so we will organise lots of fun activities for you to get involved with!

Parents

  • Encourage your child to get involved as much as possible!

  • Join the Friends of BTH, come along and help at events, attend our meetings and help to plan events.

  • Help to promote events happening at school, share with friends and family, spread the word!

  • Sign up for the BTHCC Lotterybe in with the chance to win the £25,000 JACKPOT!!

  • List your Business on our BTHCC Family Business Directory 

  • Match Fundraising- if your employer runs a Match Fundraising Scheme this may be a way for you to make a HUGE difference to our school funds.

  • Donate unused uniform to our Nearly New Uniform sale 

Events and Fundraising Committee

Our events and fundraising team are fantastic, they are so enthusiastic and full of wonderful, innovative ideas of how we can create exciting events at BTHCC and raise funds for charity!

Some of our plans include:

  • Break Time Sales- Fundraising

  • Christmas Fair 

  • Grandparents Tea Party

  • Colour Run

  • Music Concert

Match Fundraising

You will now hopefully be aware of the fantastic work we are doing to raise funds for our school. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about the Match Funding scheme and how a little bit of your time could raise double the funds for the school.

If you work for an organisation that has a Match Funding Scheme, any money you raise could be matched by your employer. Companies may match the fundraising total for an event, or for the stall that their employee is working on. Usually, the employee will need to supply them with a letter from the school detailing the date and nature of the event, together with the total raised.

We understand that the high street banks, building societies, supermarkets and large corporations are likely to do match funding, but these schemes are not exclusive to the major corporate giants. If you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through match funding too.

We would be grateful if you could enquire whether your employer has a Match Funding Scheme, or if they are willing to match fund any of our events. If you can’t help out this time, but you know the company you work for has a Match Funding policy, please let us know. This could be a really large source of income for the school and really help us raise money for Blessed Thomas Holford.

If your Company or Employer may be able to help with our fund-raising efforts by Match Funding please contact Roisin O’Gara. We can discuss your companies’ requirements.

 

                                                     Contact our Fundraising Manager                                                                                                             Miss Roisin O'Gara                                                         roisinogara@bthcc.org