Bishopthorpe Pre-school Playgroup relies on fundraising for many 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. Take a look at our 'News & Events' page to see what we have planned! 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


Raise funds while you shop! 



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 This funding round started on Sunday 25 October 2020 and will run for 12 months until 23 October 2021.


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.

Our committee members and volunteers dedicate many hours of their free time to ensure that our pre-school is outstanding, giving our children the very best start. We know not everyone can afford the time to actively help out and would rather make a cash donation.


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