How you can help...

Why we fundraise...

Many people don't appreciate how reliant we are on fundraising to help support our income and ensure the future of our pre school.   All most every year our fundraising target increases to help support the every growing needs of the pre school - this year we have a minimum annual target of £7,500!

Every year our staff and committee work hard to think of new ideas and ways we can fundraise, so if you have any ideas to share then we are always happy to listen - simply give us all call, drop us an email and speak to one of the team on pick up or drop off!


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our charity every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to us! 

How it works:

1) Open the Amazon app on your phone

2) Select the main menu (=) & tap on 'Amazon Smile' within Programmes & Features

3) Select St Catherines Pre School as your charity

4) Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app


We are registered with Easyfundraising which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! Retailers include Amazon, Argos, Ebay, John Lewis, Tesco and many more.

These donations really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment. You can find our easyfundraising page at ‘St Catherines Preschool Dorset’.


Simply search for 'St Catherine's Pre-school Group' on Crowdfunder where you will be able to make a donation - this is also where you can find further information on specific fundraising campaigns too. Plus, if you qualify don't forget to tick the 'Gift Aid' box when making your donation so we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate!


Our donation tree has lots of apples on that are individually marked with various items that we use regularly at pre school, from cornflour and envelopes to flour and double sided tape! Simply choose an apple and bring the item in to pre school, along with the apple so we can add it back on to the tree when needed.