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Fundraising & Events


Bishopthorpe Pre-school Playgroup relies on fundraising for the majority of its basic supplies from craft materials to toilet rolls! Many fundraising events and activities are planned by a team of volunteers and staff throughout the year.


Activities range from large organised events such as the Annual Toy Fair to smaller activities such as Fundraising Christmas cards.


We have had a busy few weeks of fundraising. We were luckily enough to be chosen for the bucket Collection at York Races and raised an amazing £1091.40. A week later we had the pleasure of being involved in Bishopthorpe Community Festival and our stall raised a further £318.


We are always on the lookout for more volunteers so please consider joining in. You can do as much or as little as you like and we guarantee it will be fun and a good way to meet other parents. If you’re interested in helping out please contact one of the committee or speak to one of the staff who will point you in the right direction.


The Fundraising Committee


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Nearly new baby and children's clothes sale

Due to the success of our baby and children's reloved clothes sale last year, we have decided to run the event again.

We invite people to gather up all their preloved childrens clothing and donate it to Playgroup. We will sell all doantions on the day. This year, we are also collecting equipment to sell too. 

We are more than happy to accept donations from 22nd March 2024. Any donations  can be dropped off at 76 Acaster Lane at anytime or at Playgroup, The Pavilion on Ferry Lane between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday.

Contact us on Facebook 'Bishopthorpe Pre-school Playgroup and Tiny Tots' for further details or email for further details.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Raise funds while you shop! 



We’ve teamed up with Easyfundraising, the UK's leading good cause shopping site to help generate funds for Playgroup. Simply create an Easyfundraising account, select 'Bishopthorpe Pre-school Playgroup' as your chosen charity and then use the website to make your online purchases. As soon as you have checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Playgroup at no cost to you. Easy! Major retailers such as John Lewis, Ebay, Boden and Marks & Spencer are in support of the initiative, along with various travel, electrical, takeaway and entertainment websites, giving it mass appeal!



Playgroup is now an official charity of AmazonSmile, meaning it is now very simple to support us every time you shop on Amazon at no cost or effort to you. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select 'Bishopthorpe Pre-school Playgroup' from the list of charitable organisations. Every eligible purchase you then make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation to Playgroup. You do not need a new Amazon account to do this. To get started, click on the link below. Add a bookmark on your desktop, tablet or phone to make it even easier to return every time you shop - you must always start at to support Playgroup.


Next time you go online to buy children's books, why not head to Scholastic? Playgroup receives 20p for every £1 you spend on orders of £10 or over... and we get to spend this on lovely new books for the Playgroup children. Simply select 'Bishopthorpe Playgroup' when prompted to do so at the checkout.


Playgroup has been chosen for the latest round of the Co-op Local Community Fund... which means that every time you shop in the Co-op, you can help raise much needed funds for Playgroup! Every time you buy Co-op own grand products, you get a 5% reward for yourself and a further 1% goes to local causes like ours. Co-op members can choose to support Playgroup by going online If you're not already a member and would like to support us, you can join at your local store or online at

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