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Friends of Deighton Gates (PTA)

As a parent, grandparent, carer, friend or neighbour of a Deighton Gates child, you are welcomed to the family that is the "Friends of Deighton Gates".

 

 

Formerly known as the PTA, we hold monthly meetings and everyone is encouraged to attend and share ideas on how to raise vital funds for our children.  It’s also a good place to have a cuppa and chat!  The more people we have as active members the easier it is to fundraise, organise family events and develop new ideas for future events. 

 

We hold regular, very popular events such as our summer fairs, Christmas Quizzes, school discos and bake sales hosted by the year groups.  We have been very lucky with fantastic support from local community to hold regular raffles with prizes that have included a glamping holiday, tickets to Leeds United, voucher for photoshoots, beauty treatment and the list goes on!

 

The success of these events has been down to the amazing support we get from parents and friends of the school.  Families have realised that these events raise money for the school and as importantly they are great fun!!

 

In recent years the money we have raised has funded the Year 1 outdoor area, an upgraded IT suite, a fully re-furbished Sensory Room, our all-weather fitness track, new school library books, defibrillator (which is available for school as well as the whole local community) and also an Imagination Playground resource, classroom smart-boards, microphone / speaker system and much more.   

 

The Friends of Deighton Gates also provides every child with a reading folder to start school with and a gift to remember their time here when they leave for high school. 

 

The events are a great opportunity for you and your child to socialise with other parents, staff and members of the school community.  They are great days and nights out for everyone who attends.

 

 

Upcoming Events

email bookings@dgpta.org to book a table

 

Email FoDG if you have any items to donate for us to sell

Upcoming Meeting Dates

 

  • Tuesday 20th February 2024
  • Wednesday 20th March 2024
  • Tuesday 23rd April 2024
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2024
  • Tuesday 18th June 2024
  • Wednesday 17th July 2024 (AGM)

 

Meetings are generally held from 8pm in the school conference room.  Online MS Teams links are also available for people to dial in.  Joining info available in the week prior to the meeting or email us at pta@dgpta.org. 

Latest FoDG Meeting Agenda

Christmas Quiz & Raffle - Thank You!

Deighton Gates Christmas Quiz & Raffle 2023

 

Thank you so much to everyone that came along to our Big Fat Christmas Quiz in December. We hope a merry time was had by all!!

 

We are delighted to announce that a fantastic total of £1,723.67 was raised from the Quiz and our Christmas raffle combined!!

 

Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets and to all businesses for their generous raffle prizes. A big shout out to Ian for his amazing food (as always) and of course, to all the Christmas Quiz team who put on such a great evening!!

 

Thanks to our sponsors, stall holders and performers:

 

Taste of Freedom Motorhome Hire Whistlestop ValleyYork Archaeology Ripon Racecourse Northwood Trail

Wetherby Padel Club Wetherby Castlegarth Tennis Club Earth Tree Yoga Mind Bengal Brasserie Restaurants Wetherby Watches Ltd Wetherby Cinema doodlebug Reading Roots Bookshop Hartlaw The Yorkshire Wine Rascal - Wine Supplier Bosun's Brewery Tap Room The Oven Door Treasures of Wetherby Toy Shop Bee-holistictherapies

 

See you next year!!

 

Free ways to help raise funds for the FODG

1. Sign up to easyfundraising 

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for the FoDG. Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

 

Click  this link to sign up - Friends of Deighton Gates - Wetherby Fundraising | Easyfundraising

 

2. Recycled clothes and shoes:

We have a recycled clothes and shoe bin near the main entrance for items that are no longer fit to wear. Please bring in any unwanted items (in bags) as they all help raise money for our school.

 

Get in touch!

If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please contact us - we always welcome new faces and new ideas! You can contact us via the form below, email fodg@dgpta.org or come along to any meetings.

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