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January Fundraising projects Marshalling the Car Boot Sale at the Livestock Centre.
We are very fortunate to have been given two dates; Sunday 19th February and Sunday 6th August. By marshalling this we are guaranteed a £250 for each date so we will be up at the crack of dawn to do this.
Alongside that we will have a stall to sell and advertise the group "Waitrose Community Matters"
For the month of February we are one of the 3 chosen charities to receive your green tokens. We are with a chance of getting a share of £1000 depending on how many tokens are put in the box
31 October 2016 Halloween BBQ
Everyone came dressed up spookily and together we raised £104.20 not bad for a couple of hours. Children brought decorated pumpkins, There was also a 'Child’s' raffle and free sparklers December Xmas raffle Raised a very nice £230 with Carly raising £92 of it by selling to everyone that she knows..."Our Queen of the Raffle"
16th October Great West Run
Lewis and his friend Lee ran in the Great West Run for the playgroup. Lewis is a past child of the group and Carole's son In Lewis words "He wanted to give something back to the group" Lewis and Lee raised a massive £347.53
Amelia's sky dive 16 November
Amelia, Ruby and Kacie's Auntie had always wanted to do a sky dive so her sister Rachel arranged for her to do it whilst at the same time raising money for the group. After many failed dates due to the weather Amelia finally took to the skies on 16 November. This Raised******9th August Sports Day
As well as a variety or races we also had Face painting, nail painting and refreshments Although not that well supported those that went had a lot of fun Good fun was had by all the children that came and we raised £83.35
18th July Leavers Prom raised £42.40
All children were invited to the end of term prom. Where we said goodbye to those children moving on to school. All the Leavers were given a certificate.
21 June 2016 Children's sponsored walk
All the children on the session and a few others joined us to go on a walk from playgroup along the river ending up at the Exwick Park We raised £334.05 a brilliant sum of money
7th May 2016 50th Celebratory BBQ : 1966-2016
On the 7th May we held a fundraising BBQ to mark our 50 years of being a Community run playgroup. We had a lovely time reminiscing with past staff, parents and children as well as current families. The Exeter City mascot Grecian the Lion was in attendance and helped with the raffle. We also had a book for those present to leave their memories of the group. There was also 50 years of photos and two children, Romany and Eva, won a competition to design a new logo to celebrate the group’s achievement. We Raised a massive £783.30 which has helped to keep the group sustainable.
WHS grant £100
End of July Normans Charitable Fund £500. A grant was given towards wages.
Early August St David’s Ward grant £300. We purchased new equipment... A dressing up rail and a child’s play sink as well as adding to our playmobil with a variety of police cars and vans!
22 August County Councillors Locality Budget We received 2 grants £400 for the staff to update and refresh their First Aid training £550 to be able to replace both sets of stair carpet
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