Ridgeway Under Fives is a charitable organisation, charity number 1031878, and relies on fundraising initiatives to boost the groups’ income to enable us to attain our high standards of care and education.
Please help our cause by supporting us at our fundraising events held during the year.
Latest Fundraising New
The Christmas Fayre, Reindeer Food and Bauble sales raised an amazing £1,157.50
The last Rags R Us collection in November 2012 raised £209.
The Spring Fair raised a fantastic £700.
The Sports Day refreshment stall raised £125.
Thanks to everyone who supported these events.
Rags R Us Monday 29th April 2013
May Fayre Saturday 11th May 2013
Fashion Show Thursday 3rd October 2013
There are also other easy ways for you to help raise funds for Ridgeway Under Fives; details of how you can help are shown below.
Rags R Us
Rags R Us is a great fundraising initiative which has significantly boosted our fundraising income. Rags R Us are a firm who specialise in recycling unwanted clothes and textiles at the same time as raising funds for schools. Ridgeway Under Fives will get paid £400 per tonne (40p per kilo) collected. All donated goods are recycled for use in third world and underdeveloped countries.
So get recycling now and start collecting unwanted clothes, shoes (pairs), belts, handbags, bedding, curtains and soft toys ready to bring to pre-school on the morning of our collection dates. Bags and leaflets will be given out to children prior to the collection dates but remember if you have more than one bag full, please use any other large bags you may have i.e., black bin bags – the more the merrier.
Although the Ridgeway Under Fives uniform is not compulsory, many parents prefer their children to wear our super t-shirts and sweatshirts to save their children’s clothes from being spoilt during “messy” activities. The purchase of uniform is also a fundraising initiative, order forms can be found here.
The Avon catalogue is a great way to generate funds. The catalogue is brought to Pre-school for parents/carers every three weeks. Orders generate 10% commission which is given either in cash or goods which may be used e.g. for raffle or tombola prizes.
At our Parent and Toddler Group, in addition to the catalogue, there is a basket of goods available from which purchases can be made there and then. These also generate 10% commission.
Shop Online and Raise Funds
easyfundraising is a shopping directory listing some of your favourite online stores including Argos, Next, Debenhams, John Lewis, Toys R Us, HMV and over 600 others. Just use the links on the easyfundraising site whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we'll receive a free donation of up to 15% from every purchase you make. It really is that simple!
It’s completely FREE to register and you won’t pay a penny more for your shopping when you use the easyfundraising site. In fact you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers offer discounts, special offers and even 'e-vouchers' exclusive to easyfundraising.
If you shop online anyway then why not raise valuable extra funds for us by using this fantastic scheme. All you need to do is visit http://easyfundraising.org.uk/ridgewayuf - selecting Ridgeway Under Fives - Sheffield as the organisation you wish to support.
Search the Web and Raise Funds
You can also raise funds when you search the Web - with easysearch, a search engine with a difference!
When you search the Web with easysearch instead of Google or any other search engine, you’ll raise funds for us with every search you make! Just like easyfundraising it’s completely free to use and if you make just 10 searches a day, you could raise £20 a year - or more - for us, just by switching to easysearch.
What’s more, easysearch is a 'super' search engine that combines the strengths of several search providers together - Yahoo!, MSN Windows Live Search, Ask.com and many more. easysearch tracks down the most relevant and accurate results from across the Web, which means you’ll find what you’re looking for quickly and easily every time - all in one ‘easy’ search.
Check out our unique easysearch page at http://ridgewayuf.easysearch.org.uk and use it every time you search the Web.