As Caterpillars is a charity, it relies heavily on our fundraising events to raise money to buy much appreciated new toys and equipment for the children.Each school year the volunteer committee arrange different events for the parents and children to partake in to raise money for the pre-school . We aim to hold two large fundraising events every year, one at Christmas and one during the Summer. At each fayre we like to have different craft activities and games for everyone to be able to join in with. We hold a raffle with prizes that have been donated by local organisations & businesses & our very generous parents. For example, tickets to Paulton’s Park, Marwell Zoo, and Longdown Dairy Farm. Alongside our fayres we also hold mini events during the academic year, which may include colouring competitions, fancy dress days, sponsored events, children’s photograph sessions, etc, and we are also very lucky to have a direct link to Father Christmas. Each year we deliver him the children’s letters from our magical post box and he very kindly writes back!In the past we were able to raise enough money to provide the outdoor canopy and the soft outdoor surface. More recently we have bought the new wooden outdoor playhouse and some brilliant wooden blocks. We are always aiming to improve the childrens environment and this is only achieved through our fund raising.The pre-school also collect the vouchers from our local supermarkets; Tescos, Morrisons and Sainsburys. We have been lucky enough to receive lots of different items with the vouchers we have collected. We have also been linked to a school funding website that donates a percentage of money spent when a parent uses this link before they shop.