School Goes Christmas Fundraising With Virtual Fayre & Wreath Making

This time of year, schools rely heavily on fundraising from their Christmas events organised by parents’ associations.  Many of which are going to be cancelled this year.

Enterprising Friends of Badgemore School co Chairs, Harriet and Elaine decided that Covid-19 wouldn’t stop their fundraising efforts.

They have organised two festive events for the school and the community to join in – a virtual Christmas Fayre with the chance to win some great prizes on some of the normal fundraising stalls and a wreath making workshop.

For the Christmas Fayre, for £10 you will receive a strip of raffle tickets; one entry in the bottle tombola; one chance to guess the weight of the Christmas cake and one chance to guess how many sweets are in the bottle. Additional raffle tickets can also be bought on the link to the virtual Christmas fayre which is

Raffle prizes including £70 cash; tour and tasting at the Fair Mile Vineyard; Bottle of sparkling fizz from the Oakengrove Vineyard at Fawley; half hour hack in the woods
at Checkendon Equestrian Centre; Beeswax cloth and wraps from Wild and Rust; Bottle of Port, cheese and biscuits; jar of Badgemore honey; voucher for Lawlor’s the Bakers; riding lesson from Queenz Equestrian near Bicester; personalised bubble balloons (worth £28) from Atticus and Hope; Living gift from Wild and Rust.

They have also organised a Christmas wreath zoom session at 7.30pm on Thursday (3 December with Paul Thomas, florist to the Queen for her 80th and 90th birthday parties and the arranger of 2020’s flowers at the Ritz. You can book your place (£30 which includes attendance at the virtual session and your complete wreath making kit) at You can check out Paul’s fantastic work at

Headteacher, Tim Hoskins said, “We are exceptionally fortunate at Badgemore to have such a great set of parents that have worked tirelessly over the last few months to organise some fantastic events for both the children and the community.”


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