Please Support our Valiant Runners!

Five intrepid teachers from Malmesbury C of E Primary School are dusting off the Lycra to run the Bath Half-Marathon on 17th March 2019. Their plan is to raise money to build an exciting and inspiring outdoor classroom for our children. Outdoor learning is a wonderful way for children to gain new knowledge and experience, so the teachers thought they’d give them the best possible start by getting outside themselves and training for this mighty sporting feat.

The five runners vary widely in ability and experience – and at least one of them has very dodgy knees – but the important thing is that they are all passionate about giving the children the best-possible learning environment.

Any donations you can make towards their efforts are hugely appreciated. You can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/friendsofmalmesburyprimary.

Art Gallery for Years 2, 3, 5 and 6 pupils this Tuesday

Following the success of first Art Gallery display, the artworks of  pupils in Years 2, 3,5 and 6 will be on show this coming Tuesday (27th November). The gallery will run from 3.15pm to 6.15pm and during this time you will be able to purchase a hot or cold soft drink
and some light snacks. Raffle tickets will also be on sale to win a piece of artwork which has been kindly been donated by
Luke Hollingworth; The Stencil Shed.

Jeans for Genes Day – Friday 21 September

Don’t forget to wear your jeans or non school uniform next Friday!

On Friday 21st September 2018 (next week) we will be supporting Jeans for Genes Day, collecting in a suggested £1 donation for children/staff to come to school out of school uniform (in denim jeans should they wish). All donations will be collected in the class and a bucket will be left on the reception desk for any other donations.

Jeans for Genes help disorder-specific charities and patient groups to deliver inspiring projects and support services for children affected by a genetic disorder in the UK.

The monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day provide grants for day-to-day support, equipment, nursing and patient support services, and events which bring together affected children and their families.

Last year we raised £407.82, so please join in this time round!

The Giving Machine

The Giving Machine is simple to use and a great source of revenue. Some of the basics are outlined below.

What is The Giving Machine?
A not for profit enterprise helping UK charities and schools benefit from a source of FREE cash donations…..what’s not to love?

Can anyone join?
Any registered charities.

How does it work?
Money is raised by Givers who have signed up on The Giving Machine website to support a particular charity. Signing up is very simple (name, email and postcode) and no more difficult than setting up Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. Each time a Giver shops, a free cash donation is generated for our charity, The Friends of Malmesbury Primary School.

How can the donations be free?
Each retailer offers commission on the purchases made by the Giver. The Giving Machine converts 75% of the commission into cash donations for the school and 25% to cover operating costs. The money comes from the retailers not any extra charges on your purchases.

Which retailers?
Lots of household names including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Majestic, Toys R Us to name just a few. You don’t need to spend any more money than you planned when you decide to shop on line but the school will benefit if you decide to use The Giving Machine.

The key thing for The Friends is that we raised £531.16 last year from 10 core users (versus £182.74 in 2013/14); we could do so much more with more frequent users. £241.42 was raised in the 3 months leading to Christmas 2014, we can aim much higher this year with more core users.

Check out www.thegivingmachine.co.uk to learn more!

Thanks!

Liz