Archive for the 'Fundraising' Category
01 April 2014 at 10:51
For once numbers speak louder than words.
Since 1984, thanks to you, Readathon has raised over £25 million for seriously ill children in the UK, and has encouraged millions of children to read.
To celebrate this milestone and to thank you – our loyal Readathon schools; we've produced a one-off biscuit tin and teamed up with our friends Fox’s to fill it with yummy biscuits. We hope you cherish this unique biscuit tin for years to come, as a reminder of the difference you have made to the lives of many children.
So, put the kettle on, sit back and relax and enjoy a yummy biscuit and a cuppa. You deserve it.
Thank you for running Readathon – keep up the good work.
Posted in Fundraising | Readathon sponsored read | No Comments
26 January 2012 at 10:09
The Spring 2012 issue of PTA-UK magazine highlights Readathon as an ideal, easy-to-run project for PTAs.
Some of the Readathon offce team are PTA members for their children's schools, so we know just how valuable these organisations are!
Although most schools' Readathons are run by teachers, we welcome applications from PTA volunteers who are helping to promote literacy or organising PSHE-related activities. A Readathon is also a great way to acquire new books for the school library without using the school budget or PTA funds.
Readathon is suitable for children of all ages, so whether your PTA is associated with a primary school or a secondary school, we'll be pleased to hear from you.
PTA-UK is the national charity representing over 13,600 PTAs across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Posted in Fundraising | free books | primary school | secondary school | No Comments
28 September 2011 at 12:05
The students of Huish Episcopi Academy in Langport, Somerset, have hit upon a great way to boost the success of their annual Readathon sponsored read. On Friday 4th November, they'll stage a special Comedy Evening in their school hall. All funds raised will be added to their sponsorship total.
This will be sixth year that the Academy has run a Readathon, which is organised by Ms Burrell, the Librarian. Over the years they have raised over £2,500 for Readathon, which promotes reading for pleasure to children nationwide and makes substantial donations to CLIC Sargent and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medical Foundation.
"Congratulations to Huish Episcopi Academy for finding yet another way to put fun into fundraising," says Brough Girling, founder of Readathon. "We wish them every success for their Comedy Evening - and lots of fun with their sponsored read as well!"
Pictured here are the star readers from the Academy's 2010 Readathon.
Posted in Fundraising | Readathon sponsored read | different ways of raising money | 2 Comments »
22 September 2011 at 12:24
Thanks to the kind people who ticked our sponsor card's Gift Aid box last spring, we've just received an extra £31K from the taxman.
Gift Aid is worth a staggering extra 25% of every donation given by a UK taxpayer. This is because HMRC refunds to Readathon the tax you've paid when you earned the money you donated. So if you pledge £10, they give us another £2.50.
No matter how small your donation, Gift Aid soon adds up. For the Spring Term, it added up to £31,528.60!
But we can only claim Gift Aid if you tick the box and provide your full name and home address. (The format is shown at the top of each sponsor card.) So if you're a UK taxpayer, do please do fill it in. This tiny extra effort makes a huge difference.
If you'd like to find out more about how Gift Aid works, please click here.
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