Raising vitally-needed funds to help support Cranbrook School and its pupils is one of the main reasons for the CSPA’s existence – our raison d’etre if you like.
And it is thanks to the support and dedication of parents that each year our fund-raising activities net thousands of pounds, led by events such as our Summer Balls, which have raised as much as £20,000, our annual Burns Night, which regularly notches up a profit of almost £3,000 and our Quiz Nights which regularly raise hundreds of pounds.
But it’s not all about the big social events – sales of School merchandise, second hand uniforms and even the regular Lotto draw all add to the mix of money-raising initiatives that have enabled the CSPA to donate a long list of equipment and services to the School.
These range from funding of school competition prizes to upgrading the lighting and sound system in the Queen's Hall Theatre.
Keeping the money rolling in is no mean feat – especially in these straitened times – and at the CSPA we are always on the search for inventive and enjoyable ways to encourage parents to dip into their pockets.
After all, it is for the ultimate good cause – the education of our children. And what could be more worthwhile than that?