Win Big with the SSOF

27 Feb 24

The Sheldon Student Opportunity Fund recently launched a new fundraising raffle to help support student enrichment activities. Get your tickets before Friday 22 March to be in with a chance to win one of these exciting prizes:

  • WOMAD 2024 - 4 day festival family ticket and camping pass
  • Halfords £50 - gift voucher
  • Fortune Inn Chinese Restaurant - £50 gift voucher
  • 2 x passes to Castle Combe Race Circuit 2024 season
  • Monkton Park Golf Course - Family Ticket
  • 2x tickets to Reel Cinema Chippenham
  • Roman Baths - Family Ticket
  • Adventure Point Swindon - £25 gift voucher
  • Marshfield Farm Ice Cream - £30 gift voucher
  • And much more!
And that's not the only way to win! Make sure you get your numbers for the 500 Club before the next draw on 26 March. Tickets can be purchased on ParentPay and will enter you into the draw this term and at the end of the year.

The SSOF raises money to fund much needed equipment and activities for all students at the school. It helps support the extensive enrichment programmes at Sheldon – including subsidising trips and providing materials for clubs and activities like DofE and Ten Tors. Without your support, student activities would be much more expensive!

This year, we are focusing on investment around the school. We want our students to enjoy the outside areas and have fun activities during breaks and lunchtime. The SSOF has already donated £1,000 from the fund for the new basketball hoops in the playgrounds for use during break and lunch. We want to raise more funds for further games equipment, seating areas and activities for all students to enjoy. With this in mind, we have launched a campaign with Justgiving to help raise fund for our playground project. Please donate and share the link to anyone who may be interested in supporting our children!

The more money we can raise, the more we can provide!

We also have a few new fundraising events coming up. Save the date for our adults only quiz night on Friday 28 June at 7pm. More details to come about how to register your team. It will be a great night of fun to support Sheldon students!

If you would like to join the SSOF to help organise an event or have a business that could sponsor a raffle prize, please contact us at


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