***What this space for news about the Christmas fair in December....  ***
We are already taking donations for soft toys for the Tombola.

We depend on the committee and parents/carers to support us in our fundraising efforts.  Without fundraising, we cannot have special events or buy new equipment, so we organise a number of events throughout the year.  These include:

Christmas Cards
Christmas Fair & Raffle
Cake/Bun Sales
Easter Egg Decorating Competition
Spring Fair
Sponsored Pea Hunt

We really welcome new ideas for fundraising, and would love to hear from any parents/carers who want to get involved.

This terms fundraising

Christmas Fair –  Lord Deramore’s School building, Friday 8th December 

Heslington Pre-School will be running a few stalls at the Christmas Fair run by Lord Deramore’s PTA on Friday 8th December, in order to raise funds for Pre-School. 
  • Do you work for, or know a company that would donate a raffle prize for our raffle?  Do you have any unwanted gifts you would like to donate as prizes?  – please drop these off with Wendy at Pre-School.
  • Do you have any surplus soft toys who could find a new home via our Teddy Tombola? – please drop these off with Wendy at Pre-School.
  • Could you spare some time to help run the Raffle stall at the Fair?  Please talk to Wendy, or one of the Committee. (More information coming out nearer the event.)
  • Please look out for the raffle ticket book coming home with children later this month, and try to sell raffle tickets to your close friends and family.  Wendy would be happy to supply additional books of tickets, so please ask if you need more

Seasonal Greetings Cards

Now Available in packs of 10x A6 Cards with Envelopes (blank inside for your message).

Price List: deluxe pack* =  £5   ...with added sparkle! 

1 pack = £4, 2 packs = £7, 3 packs = £10 ...additional packs @ £3 each. 

*not included in multi-buy offer.

Please purchase from a member of staff, or a member of the committee at drop-off/pick-up times, or from our stall at the Lord Deramore’s Christmas Fair on Friday 8th December 2017.

Results of fundraising events from the Summer term:

Plant and Cake Sale

On July the 5th, we held a plant and cake sale in the school hall to raise funds for Pre-School. We made a grand total of £111.70! Many thanks to Marlene (Armand’s mum) for her brilliant idea of having a sale, and for nurturing lots of seedlings that enabled us to have many lovely plants to sell. Thank you also to everyone who made and donated cakes, and for coming along to help support a successful event. 

The Great Pea Hunt - Sponsored event

Many thanks to all those who have sponsored the children in the Great Pea Hunt. They have been absolutely fantastic in spotting the peas and so have the staff in counting them all! The final amount raised is as yet unknown, so watch the noticeboard for updates and remember to bring any sponsor money in by the end of term! 

We raised £146.66!

Car Boot Fundraising
Over the Summer Laura Chadwick (Parent, Committee member - Emily's Mum) raised funds through a number of car boot sales to raise some funds for the pre-school.

Amount raised: £128.50!

Masonic Charitable Foundation 

Heslington Pre-School has been awarded a grant of £4000!! Thank you for all your votes.



Voting ended - results to follow....

Heslington Pre-school has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund

We submitted an application at the end of last year to the Co-op Local Community Fund and we have been successful in being chosen for the latest round of funding.

1% of everything Co-op members spend on Co-op branded products and services go to the local cause you choose. The fund is open now until 7 October 2017.


On going fundraising