The Brockie: Funding the School Magazine

Two years ago, following a call from her children’s primary for more parent-led activities, Bibi started Gordonbrock School’s magazine club. At the first meeting, the children came up with the title, The Brockie, and the following weeks were spent putting together the first issue. 

The kids were hugely enthusiastic right from the start and they’ve never had a shortage of ideas and contributions. The Brockie is bursting with artwork, competitions, stories, jokes and cartoons.

But there was a snag: funding. Bibi discovered it wasn’t cheap to produce five hundred copies of a colour magazine. The school’s parent association helped with the first two, but with the third relying entirely on donations, Bibi looked around for a creative way to ask for the money.

Happily, this is where we came in. “Patchwork saved the day. Thanks to this great gift-giving site, we had a focal point for everyone who wished to contribute. Donors could give as much or as little as they wanted, knowing that it was going directly to The Brockie, and in a very short while we raised every penny we needed.”

Bibi says our site worked perfectly for what she needed and can’t recommend Patchwork highly enough, especially when it comes to gathering together funds for community projects and good causes.

She’s hugely grateful to everyone who contributed and helped the kids see their work in print.

Brilliant, thank you Bibi. We’re so pleased we could help.

If this has inspired you to make your own patchwork, just customise one of our readymades or create one from scratch.

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