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BY AMY PACKHAM


BIG THINK


Ever dreamed of raising thousands of pounds from one event? It takes lots of volunteers, hard work, and upfront costs but boy will it be worth the effort, as these PTAs prove...


daunting... will anyone turn up? What if it doesn’t make any money? Can we cover the set-up costs? Do we have enough volunteers to pull it off? If your routine of discos, fairs, quiz


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nights, and cake sales ticks along nicely, it can be hard to stick your nexk out and launch something new… especially when that means taking some risks! In the survey we ran earlier this year,


82% of PTAs reported running summer fairs, 88% ran Christmas fairs; but 85% of PTAs hadn’t run a ball, 90% have  have yet to run a car boot sale. Running something fabulous every year


can be hard work, and while some events  momentum year on year, others will achieve greater impact by being less frequent. Either way, the effort you put in will be well worth 


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umping in at the deep end and running a big, if not HUGE, fundraising event is extremely


generating a substantial amount of cash! If your PTA already runs successful,


well-supported events, the natural next step is to raise the stakes with a bigger, more ambitious initiative. Give yourself at least  your event to maximise results. Deciding what type of event to run


will depend on several factors: Previous PTA successes – do events for adults do better than those for families?   community by running a certain event?  Are there skills and contacts within your PTA that lend themselves to a particular event, such as a music festival or auction? These four PTAs have organised a real


mix of events, which each raised over £5,000. Prepare to be inspired...


Give it a go! Step-by-step guides, for all four events featured, are available on our website. Go to pta.co.uk/events.


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ART ON THE HILL                                        


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