THE JGA IS HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR CO-OP FUNDING!
We are very excited to announce that the JGA is now a registered charity with The Co-op. This means that the next time Co-op Members shop, they can choose the JGA (listed as The Jesse Gray Association) to give their 1% to when they spend on selected own-brand products and services.
The funding period will run for 12 months and will end on 26thOctober 2019.
If you are not already a member, please sign up so you can support us! To find out more information about becoming a Co-op member, please visit https://www.coop.co.uk/membership
If you are an existing member, log onto your account and select the JGA as your chosen charity. It’s that easy!
LADIES’ NIGHT SUCCESS!
What an amazing night! A fantastic turn out and it was so good to see so many new faces! A massive thank you to all who helped on the night and attended. You all helped us to raise £150.00 that will now be spent on new books for the new reading dens.
We can announce that the volunteer’s name selected randomly for a thank you gift is… (MARTHA) MAJOR. Please collect your gift from School reception from Monday 12thNovember. Many thanks indeed!
WHY WE GIVE PRESENTS TO SANTA AT JESSE GRAY
This year’s Santa’s Grotto will be held, as always, during school hours on Friday 14thDecember. The day consists of each class visiting Santa to receive a small sweet treat (all dietary requirements catered for!) but ultimately, to donate a gift. That gift is given to a child who is unlikely to receive a gift this Christmas due their circumstances at home and who is consequently seeking shelter. This is an annual tradition that Jesse Gray has encouraged and nurtured for many years and it is an occasion we feel very passionate about. A more in depth letter will be sent home, via email, over the next few weeks with all the details you will need as well as information on how we work with our chosen charities… but we wanted to give you the heads up as we know that the concept of givingSanta a gift, rather than receivingone, can be a tricky conversation for some families. Thank you in advance for your compassion and support.
COULD YOU HELP US AT SANTA’S GROTTO?
The JGA arranges Santa’s Grotto with a team of incredibly festive and helpful volunteers. We have a number of regular parents who return to be elves every year but we always have a few extra slots to fill. Our team of elves help us to welcome each class into the Grotto and then check all the presents to ensure they have correct labels on them and are packed ready to send to our charities. We have front and back of house elf duties so if you’d like to help but don’t want to be spotted by your child, that’s not a problem! If you’d like to volunteer to be an elf, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org let us know if you’d prefer a morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1pm-3.15pm) slot. We have X3 morning and X3 afternoon slots to fill on a first come, first served basis.
TICKETS! DONATIONS! COMPETITION ENTRIES! It’s all going on! Please do what you can to support our amazing Christmas fayre – we are still looking for volunteers to both prep and own a couple of stalls and also help on the night. We cannot run these events without the support of our families so please get stuck in if you can!
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EVENTS AND PLANS ON THE HORIZON
Check out our 'calendar of events' section to see a full list of 2018-19 events.