Fundraising at Chosen Hill School
P.A.T.C.H Stands for Parents, Teachers (and friends of) Chosen Hill (School). We are a group of volunteers who do what we can to raise funds for the school to provide additional activities and enhance the school facilities for our children. Any parent, carer or grandparent can join P.A.T.C.H to help in arranging these events. P.A.T.C.H works closely with the school and the school council in an effort to provide extracurricular events and resources which meet the needs of our school community. If you choose to join P.A.T.C.H or attend our events, you can be sure to make new friends and feel more involved in your child’s school life.
How can you support us?
New members are always very welcome. If you would like to find out more please email P.A.T.C.H@chosen-hill.gloucs.sch.uk and we will be in touch. You can join us on the committee or offer to help at events, either way we would be pleased to see you. Meetings usually take place around 5.30pm at the Elm Pub in Churchdown.
The Giving Machine
Another really easy way to support us is by using the giving machine to buy online. Every time you make a purchase by going through them first, we can collect a donation if you choose us as your cause. You don’t pay any more than going direct and there are lots of online stores you can use from Sainsburys and Tui to John Lewis and Amazon. It doesn’t cost you a penny and you will be supporting the school. We have raised over £100 so far from these donations and the more people who use the site, the greater our donation. You can use the link below to go to the site.
Our next planning meeting is on Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 5:30pm at The Elm in Churchdown.
We recently held our annual general meeting on Wednesday 25th January 2023. During which the following people were elected:-
Chairperson – Michelle West-Wiggins
Secretary – Nina Kessell
Treasurer – Debbie Wardlaw
During the year we raised £2,643 through a Quiz and curry night, Christmas raffle, Jubilee Raffle and from car parking. We have given the school £600 to the drama department and will donate £3,000 towards a new laser cutter in DART (this includes £1000 from previous fundraising events).
Our planned events for 2023 are:
Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June 2023 - Volunteers needed for car parking at the school for the Hucclecote Football Club Tournament, which will be played at the Rugby Club. If you would like to volunteer, please email P.A.T.C.H@chosen-hill.gloucs.sch.uk. Thank you in advance.
Friday 7th July 2023 - P.A.T.C.H. will be supporting the Year 7 Transition Day (day 2).
Friday 6th October 2023 - Year 7 Disco. This is for all new Year 7's joining us in September. More information to follow.
Friday 10th November 2023 - Quiz and Curry Night. More information to follow. This was a great evening last time, with a wonderful curry from Indian Enroute.
Wednesday 15th March 2023 - Planning meeting for the Quiz Night and raffle. Meet in the Elm, Churchdown at 5:50pm.
Easter - we will have an Easter raffle with lots of chocolate hampers and eggs. Tickets cost £1 each and are available for purchase through the school gateway. Our main prizes include a £50 cash prize, two pamper hampers (each worth over £100).