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FoL Summer Fair Newsletter: 4th May 2018


Dates for your diary: 

Friday 18th May, 3.30pm Royal Wedding Cake Sale - Playground 

Saturday 30th June, 3-6pm Summer Fair - School  


Headlines from this week’s FoL meeting… 


Match Funding 

You will hopefully be aware of the fantastic work Friends of Lyndhurst are doing to raise funds for our school. This year we really want to increase our fundraising efforts as the school is in need of a new school minibus as the current one is on its last legs.  A new minibus will be used for a whole host of activities and will benefit everyone at the school. 


If you work for an organisation that has a match funding policy, any money you raise could be matched by your employer. Companies may match the fundraising total for an event, or for the stall that their employee is working on. Usually, the employee will need to supply them with a letter from the PTA detailing the date and nature of the event, together with the total raised. 


We understand that the high street banks, building societies, supermarkets and large corporations are likely to do match funding, but these schemes are not exclusive to the major corporate giants. If you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through match funding too. 


We would be grateful if you could see if your employer has a match funding scheme, or if they are willing to match fund any of our events. This could be a really large source of additional income for Friends of Lyndhurst and the school and help us raise money for a new school minibus.  Thank you!  



We have also been speaking to Hunters Estate Agency about additional funds for the new school minibus, given their continual support of our school fairs each year, for which we are very grateful.  Hunters have kindly proposed the following: 


Hunters would be happy to offer any Lyndhurst families a £250 discount off their fees when they instruct Hunters to sell, with a further £250 donation to Lyndhurst Primary School on completion of the sale.  Hunters would extend the following on letting a property: a £100 discount on Hunters fees and a £100 donation to Lyndhurst Primary School. 



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