We know it’s a tough time raising money for extras in education right now as school fundraising has been put on hold.
But we’ve come up with a way that you can engage in school fundraising and stay on the right side of social distancing rules into the bargain.
Our new scheme gives a nominated school cashback of 5 percent on all sales in our Health Food and More online shop.
It’s the brainchild of our owner and medical herbalist Keren Brynes MacLean who is celebrating 30 years in the business.
Keren started her training as a medical herbalist in November 1990. She qualified in 1996 and has since grown her business into a health food store, clinic, and dispensary in St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy.
She says: “It seemed fitting to mark this anniversary by giving back to the community. We’re rolling this initiative out in Fife initially, but we have plans to go national if it takes off.”
Nominate a school
We have sent invitations to schools by email inviting them to register for the Healthy Fundraising and More initiative. Once they have signed up, parents and supporters can nominate which school they want to receive a donation when they pay online for mail delivery or the store’s click-and-collect service.
“I have spent years on parent councils at schools,” Keren says. “And have seen first-hand the challenges of fundraising when everybody has such busy lives. All schools benefit from fundraising. And with all the Covid restrictions in place, now is the time to look at new ways to do it.
“The idea is to take some of the hard work out of school fundraising so that cash-strapped schools get a break.
“This is a simple and pretty effortless way for schools to raise money. They just register and let everyone know it’s available. We do the rest.”
You can register here to get your school fundraising efforts started. Fill in the online form – all the information is held securely. We’ll get your school set up to benefit from the scheme. All you have to do then is tell everyone about it.
If you know someone in charge of school fundraising, why not forward them this post and ask them to register now? It’s a free service that all schools can benefit from!