EASY WAYS TO RAISE FUNDS WITHOUT SPENDING ANYTHING EXTRA!
If you shop online then you could raise money as you shop.
Log onto www.easyfundraising.org.uk, choose St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic school, Merrow as the cause and then choose which retailer you want to shop with. You will then be redirected to the website and continue shopping as normal. With over 2,000 retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and M&S we have found that the majority of online shopping we do raises money for the school.
There is even a toolbar you can add onto your computer that will remind you when you open up a participating website or an app if you shop via smart phone or tablet.
Click here to sign up.
Rather than using google as a search engine if you use www.easysearch.org.uk a small amount of money per search is directed towards our school!
Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can raise money for the school whilst shopping online?
Shop at https://smile.amazon.co.uk with your existing Amazon account and Amazon will donate to your chosen charity.
We have registered St Thomas of Canterbury PTA with Amazon Smile. Please login to https://smile.amazon.co.uk and select St Thomas of Canterbury PTA as your chosen charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases, without costing you an extra penny.
Inkjet Cartridge and Mobile Phone Recycling
The PTA have teamed up with Recycling for Charity to start collecting your old inkjet cartridges and mobile phones for recycling. Each acceptable inkjet cartridge will earn the school £1, the amount for each old phone depends on age, model and condition of the phone. Phones do not require chargers and do not need to be in a working condition. Look out for the recycling envelopes that will be in your children’s book bags and available from the school office, these can be filled and posted directly off to the freepost address on the envelope. There will also be a box in the school office for you to drop your inkjet cartridges straight into. Many thanks to Lisa Fletcher for suggesting and organizing this initiative.
Inkjet cartridges Criteria:
- They must be in suitable condition to be recycled. All inkjet cartridges must pass a visual inspection & electrical test.
- Wanted brands include HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, and Neopost.
- Cartridges that have not been refilled before and carry only the original equipment manufacturers branding.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND cartridges that have been:-
- Damaged or previously refilled
- Labelled for another brand like Tesco, PC World or Office Depo
- Labels removed or extra holes. (a sign that refilling has been attempted)
Labelled Epson or Kodak as they are actually ink tanks, not inkjets.
For news on events and how you can help raise funds for the school, please keep an eye on the weekly school newsletter, Parentmail emails, announcements from your Class Reps on your year WhatsApp group and posters by the school gates.