Fundraising

345 is a registered charity and the preschools are managed by a committee of parent volunteers. The overall operation of each preschool depends on the input and generosity of all parents and money raised is used for play materials and equipment, premise enhancements and staffing. As a charity we do not make a surplus each year but need to ensure all costs are covered. This can be quite a balancing act on a year-by-year basis and we need your help to accomplish this and meet costs.

 

So here's some good news! We have an opportunity to receive cash donations from popular online retailers. We've registered 345 Preschools as a Good Cause on Easyfundraising.co.uk. Now, whenever you shop on sites such as Amazon, John Lewis, JoJo Maman Bébé, Early Learning Centre and Sainsbury's, those retailers will donate a small percentage of what you spend to 345!

 And it doesn't cost you anything.

Here's how to get started:

1) Visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/1VAP08/ and follow the simple steps to sign up.

2) Designate 345 Preschools as your chosen Good Cause.

3) Follow the retailers' links from the Easyfundraising website -- there are more than 2,700 of them -- and start shopping!

4) (optional) Install the Donation Reminder in your browser and you'll be notified every time you visit a website that participates in the programme -- so you never miss a chance to contribute.

As you may know, the Nursery Education Grant we receive from Haringey covers less than 60% of our annual costs. This means that every year we must raise several thousand pounds extra to keep our doors open. We're always looking for creative, effective ways to secure funds, so we were thrilled when a few members of the Committee ran a small trial of the programme and raised over £100. We think that Easyfundraising has the potential to really help us narrow our funding gap.

But we need everyone's help. So we’re asking all parents and staff to join in (go ahead and invite the grandparents, extended family and friends, too) and help us raise £1000 through Easyfundraising this year.

Whether you're booking a much-deserved holiday or your weekly shop, donations will add up quickly and help ensure that 345 Preschools can continue providing the quality early-years education that we all value so highly.

So please sign up today to start turning your online shopping into free donations for 345.

If you've got any questions or need help getting set up, drop us a line and we'll be happy to help.

A huge thank you from all the staff, children and families at 345 Preschools!

Our registered charity number is 1102963

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