I am in dire need of fundraising ideas for our school please. I am so sick  of the same old P&C standby of chocolate drive after chocolate drive. We are a medium sized community with a school of about 400 students, middle class working type families who are very financially conscious. Lamington drives have been very unsuccessful in the past due to the ridiculous prices (we also have 2 bakeries in town that make amazing goodies lol). Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Posted by etchedjourney, 3rd March 2014


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  • Have a raffle I reckon. Or a draw of some kind.



  • Car wash, fancy dress days where they bring a gold coin donation, maybe you could buy something in bulk to sell it off at cheap prices. School fete.


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