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BY AMY PACKHAM


MUDDY OBSTACLE COURSE        


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How far are you prepared to go to raise cash for your school? These four PTAs have literally crawled through mud and jumped from planes to benefit their children’s education…


termly discos for pupils, summer and Christmas fairs, cake sales and perhaps the odd adult social. These are your solid, staple moneymakers... and this is good. They work. But every now and then, a set of parents might say, ‘Hold on, forget the quiz night, how about a wing walk?’. They’re prepared to push the boundaries to raise a bit of cash. From triathlons to skydives, these active


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and daredevil fundraisers will certainly draw attention to your cause, excite those around you, and show your dedication to raising money for the school. Fun runs, thrilling obstacle courses, and challenges that seem almost impossible to complete are on the increase, and it’s becoming easier than ever to take part in one of these wacky events! Appeal to parents and friends of the school to see what skills and interests


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ick up the schedule of fundraising activity for most PTAs and they will look more or less identical...


they might have up their sleeve. Are there keen cyclists who would be willing to do the Coast to Coast Challenge? Or strong swimmers who could complete the Great Swim Series (greatswim.org), crossing the lakes, lochs and docklands of the UK? Find out what your supporters would be prepared to tackle, and remind them that  These four PTAs have reaped the


 supporters. They’re an inspiration…


Can you claim Gift Aid? Many of these events raise money through sponsorship, where donors receive nothing in return, making them perfect for Gift Aid. Dont miss out on the extra 25% you  out how to register with HMRC or how to submit a claim, read our online guide to Gift Aid at pta.co.uk/funding.


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