How we raise money

Like most PTAs, the majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run.

We regularly support school music concerts and drama productions by providing refreshments and home baking. We usually hold an annual raffle, and aim to arrange at least one major social event a year, such as our Autumn Dance or Quiz Night.

We raise money in other ways too. Donations from parents are extremely important. You can donate time, money, items for sale, raffle prizes and auction lots or offers of services and skills.

We are also active members of easyfundraising, a free online service that allows charities and good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online with over 2,700 retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, Next and Argos. (For more details on how to sign up and help boost FOES' fundraising, please see our 'Supporting FOES' page.)

As FOES is a registered charity, we are able to raise money through Gift Aid and company matched giving schemes.