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Posted on: May 13th 2020

FOCGS Prize Draw

Dear Parents,

We are currently left with very few fundraising opportunities between now and the end of the school year. This is particularly disappointing for this year as we had hoped for a huge turnout to our 5k Fun Run, which would have taken place last weekend. To help salvage some of our fundraising we are planning to continue as best as possible with the Spring Prize Draw and hopefully recover some of the lost income that we would have generated from the Fun Run. 

The prize draw has always been popular among the students, with various competitions for students selling the most raffle tickets. Prizes have tended to focus on family and students with top technology prizes like X-Box, Playstation and Nintendo Switches, Fitbits, and Airbuds, as well as cash prizes and John Lewis Vouchers. 

Unfortunately asking students to sell tickets under the current circumstances is not possible, but we can still sell you tickets via Parent Pay, or for those who wish to purchase tickets but not at CGS we can offer Paypal.  We can still hold a draw (which will be filmed if we are still on lockdown), and we can still offer some great prizes in the form of John Lewis vouchers, along with a few other prizes that have already been donated. 

The actual draw will be held on Friday 10th July at 11am in the school assembly hall. Hopefully the students will be back in school and be able to watch. This will also give us a week before the end of term to distribute prizes.

To buy tickets all you need to do is log into your account on parent pay. Tickets are £1 each, and you can buy as many or as few as you like. 

For those who do not have access to a parent pay account we also have a PayPal for Charity account. If you would like to buy tickets via PayPal here is the link

NB - please make sure you provide an email contact when using paypal or we will not have your details for confirming if you have won a prize. 

Top Prizes this year will mainly be John Lewis Vouchers. These will be sent registered post if we are still under restrictions. 

1st Prize £400 in John Lewis vouchers. 
2nd Prize £200 in John Lewis vouchers
3rd Prize £50 in John Lewis vouchers

We do have a few other exciting prizes which we will continue to promote as the summer term continues. But one of the best prizes has to be 

A year's supply of Jammie Dodgers
(with thanks to Burtons Biscuits for their brilliant offer which really made us smile)! 

We will be coming up with a few other online fundraising initiatives as the summer progresses so watch out for more details and please support the school any way you can. Remember every pound you donate goes towards enriching the students learning experience at CGS.  

Thank you as always for your support. 

Stay well!

Sue Valentine & Amanda Arnold
FOCGS Co Chairs