Hello and welcome to Friends of Penybont Primary School (FOPPS).

I hope you are all well and settling into new routines with your children. Most of you will probably know us by now, but for those whose children have just started nursery, or for any other newbies we thought we would say hello and let you know how we are currently raising money to help support the school.

We are the PTA group at Penybont, and over the years we have had heaps of fun raising funds for the school through various events such as Christmas & Summer Fetes, Sponsored events, cake sales etc. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to do this right now, and so we wanted to let you know what we CAN do to still support your children’s school and raise funds. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with our plans.

You may know that we run a school lottery! This has been going for a couple of years now and is managed by an external company – Your School Lottery. You can purchase a one-off ticket, or as many as you like, with the majority of the money going to the school. Each week someone in our school will win a cash prize! This amount depends on how many tickets are bought, so it does change. But you also have a chance of winning the UK national prize of £25,000. You can find out more and sign up here

Anyone can play the lottery, so if family or friends live further away, they can also support the school by signing up. Winners are announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages every Saturday evening.

We also have a cashback account via Easyfundraising, which can be found here This is free to use and works via an app or through their website. You can do all your usual shopping online, but by clicking on the app/website link first, your purchase will raise a percentage of cashback for our school. Even the tiniest amount all adds up, you can even change insurance providers, pay for holidays, purchase all sorts of electrical goods from hundreds of retailers – eBay, Amazon, Argos, The Works, John Lewis for example. Please take a look and see how you can help us.

We are busy behind the scenes trying to come up with new ways to raise money so please keep an eye on our social media and the school app for this. We are hoping to hold a Christmas raffle of sorts, as we can take payments online – we will let you know as soon as we can.

We are always looking for extra people to lend a hand at our events, or behind the scenes. Please let us know if you would like to get involved at 😊

Thanks for reading, hope you hear from you soon!