Your support is still needed for the school appeal.
With COVID 19 disrupting all the usual fundraising activity at St Mary's, we have decided to run a prize draw for Christmas to raise some much-needed revenue for the little extras that make St Mary's such a fun and rewarding place to learn.
Each year we run several workshops that are part-funded by the school such as the Anti-Bullying week play, or the Bollywood dancing workshop. Items for the Sunshine Room, equipment for sport and music are all funded by the school's usual fundraising activities.
This year we have had to put all fundraising activity on hold, meaning that the school has no reserves for these lovely extras. On top of this we have had so many extra costs due to making the school COVID safe and this has put the school in a difficult financial position.
Every ticket helps so please give generously. You may win one of our wonderful prizes!!
A Luxury Christmas Hamper
Everything is included for your family Christmas Day celebrations, from sherry and mince pies, through a starter of champagne and smoked salmon, the main event (turkey of course) to Christmas pudding, dates, chocolate and so much more! See the full list below*. Worth £250 this is a prize any family would want!
A Family Ticket to Phileas Fogg's World of Adventure
This fabulous prize is worth £140 and can be used for any of Phileas Fogg's latest immersive theatrical experiences. This year they are producing an immersive panto called ELF and a Christmas Carol where you are transported back to Victorian London! There's loads here to experience and this prize is one for all the family. Find out more.
Lego Creator Expert VW Beetle
Caffyns VW Dealership have donated this fabulous prize for the expert legomakers amongst us! Challenge yourself with this detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue colour scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank. This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.
A free float at The Float Spa
The ultimate stress buster!! Floatation, also known as floating, is a practice where you float effortlessly in a special pod of Epsom Salt water. Without the constant noise of analysing the world around you, your body lowers its levels of cortisol (which is the main chemical component of stress) and your brain releases elevated levels of endorphins. Brighton is one of a handful of cities in the world that can offer this experience and The Float Spa have kindly donated a float to one lucky winner, worth £65.
A free Paddleboard Experience at Lagoon Watersports
Every fancied floating away from it all? This wonderful prize offers you the chance to try out paddleboarding with a qualified instructor at Hove Lagoon. Valid for up to two years, this voucher is worth £50. Find out more
A luxury Pamper Hamper
This gorgeous prize is a must for anyone who feels run off their feet this Christmas (i.e. everyone!!) with Prosecco fizz, cosy socks, hot chocolate, bath bubbles...everything to encourage you to slow down, chill out and relax!
3 x 30 minute music lessons with SAM Music service
SAM have donated three free 30 minute music lessons. In the comfort of your own home, learn guitar, piano/keyboard, drumkit or singing. These lessons are a great way to develop your child's talent with one to one costing £16.50. For three lucky winners we have a 30 minute taster to try out this innovative new service. Find out more.
Please ensure we have your details and you do not donate anonymously if you would like to enter the prize draw.
This project page will close on 17th December 2020 at Midnight and the prize draw will take place on the 18th December 2020 at 2pm. The lucky winners will be contacted following this date.
If you would like to pledge after this time, the page will be open for one month but you will not be entered into the prize draw.
Merry Christmas from us all here at St Mary's Catholic Primary School!
Terms & Conditions
• Entrants must be over 18 years of age.
• Open to anyone (over the age of 18), world wide.
• Entries for the draw will be accepted between 11/12/2020 and 17/12/2020 after this time, your donations will be accepted but you won't be entered into the draw.
• Entrants may enter as many times as they'd like.
- To enter the draw without pledging, please send a postcard with your name, address and contact telephone number to Reception, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Church Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1LB by December 17th, 2020.
- The winners will be chosen at random and contacted on 18/12/2020. They will be contacted by email on how to claim their prize. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours of the initial email being sent, the next winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 1 week.
* Christmas Hamper list:
Smoked Salmon starter for six
Bottle of La Chapelle Champagne 750ml
£50 Christmas Turkey/meat of your choice RC Seckers butchers, Richardson Road
Mrs Darlington's Cranberry Sauce with Port
Steinberg's Sage and Onion Stuffing Mix
Sainsbury's Goose Fat, 200g
6” Christmas Pudding J Sainsbury’s
Sainsbury's Favourite Cheese Selection 456g
Fever Tree Ginger Ale 500ml
Sainsbury's Favourite Cheese Selection 456g
Biscuits for Cheese Luxury Selection 500g J Sainsbury’s
Belvoir Mulled Wine 750ml J Sainsburys
Large bottle of Toffee Vodka Tyre Express, Southwick
Cadbury's Milk Tray 360g
Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Solids with Orange & Cocoa Nibs Dark Chocolate Bar 90g
Sainsbury's Hand Decorated Snowy Tree Iced Fruit Cake 900g
Sainsbury's Panettone 500g (Serves 8)
Zaytoun Medjouli Dates
Cotswold's Fudge Company Vanilla Fudge
4 Luxury Mince Pies by The Bread Company
6 Christmas Crackers J Sainsbury’s
Taylors of Harrogate Christmas Ground Coffee Limited Edition 227g
Hampstead Organic Peppermint and Spearmint tea
A bottle of Baileys