Fundraising ideas for Father's Day
Father's Day fundraising ideas seem to be more sparse
than the female equivalent, so we asked our fabulous PTA friends on
Facebook to tell us what they do.
Paula Jane Ackrell: 'How about a Father's Day
meal or 'bring your dad to school day'?'
Nikki Smith: 'We have a dads golf day at our
local golf club Forrester Park Golf & Country Club where the
dads all get together for a round of golf and dinner afterwards.
Its a great fund raiser for us and also means the dads get a chance
to socialise together.'
Lynda McCallum: 'My local country park are
advertising a 'lads and dads survival course' which sounds fab -
they bring in a guy and he teaches the boys a taster session on
survival, building shelters, etc. Or a 'games night' might be an
easier option - boys only with pizza and hot dogs for sale. Could
have old fashioned board games or several computer consoles and
ipads and every family competing to get highest points on each game
to add to the scoreboard for a top prize.'
Louise Day: 'We had a camp out last year near
Father's Day, we charged for a pitch on the playing field and dads
(& mums) brought their own tents. We showed a movie for the
kids indoors and sold hot dogs. We got a licence and had a bar too.
It was a really great event - despite the rain - which I hope to
repeat this year.'
Karen Finn: 'We do a Father's Day stall selling
pre-wrapped gifts for between £1 and £2. If you have a good
wholesaler nearby, you should be able to pick things up cheaply and
make a profit - just make sure they don't look tacky. Most parents
say they appreciate something little that the children can pick
themselves and buy with their pocket money.'
Tanya Osborne: 'We are having a gift shop. We
will sell gift vouchers a few weeks before so we know how many
people we are buying for, then the kids can come and choose from
five or six gift options. We supply a small blank card for the
children to decorate with the gift.'
Clare Brown: 'Our Mother's and Father's Day
Secret Shops are called/branded as Thank You Secret Shops for the
special people in their children's lives, and some children buy for
their grandad etc if they don't have a father. We also did a dad's
race with a trophy at our last family fun day, as it fell on
Father's Day. We did under 40s and over 40s heats, but only had one
Rachel Hammond: 'We have family breakfasts a
couple of times a year. PTA and staff come in early and cook bacon
which we serve in rolls. We also serve croissants and donated,
home-made muffins. It is a great event, lovely atmosphere and last
year, on Father's Day, we had lots of positive feedback because we
celebrated it as well as Mothering Sunday.'
Jackie Lewis: 'For the past couple of years we
sold mini cakes for Mother's/Father's Day which could be iced with
a name or short message, but this year we have tried something
different, selling plaques, trinket boxes and teddy ornaments which
have sold really well. Last year for dads we did mugs and freezable
beer glasses! It's not a massive money maker as we intentionally
don't add a big mark up, but it's certainly worth doing.'
Andrea Gaskell: 'We are doing a biathalon in
conjunction with our annual duck race as we have lots of
competitive, sporty dads.'
NOTE: Concerned about upsetting children who
don't have fathers in their lives? Encourage children to use the
occasion to thank anyone special to them - it isn't restricted to
just fathers. We would suggest you take advice from your head
teacher if you are in any doubt.
Have you done something exciting for Father's Day? Drop us an email and let us
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