A Virtual Christmas Fair Patchwork

Make planning your next PTA or school event easy.

With Patchwork you can show parents and carers what needs doing for your next PTA event. From a patchwork of images they can choose to contribute cash, time or skills to help make it happen.

AA Virtual Christmas Fair Patchwork
  • STYLISH TEMPLATES
    Customise a template to share with parents, or create your own from scratch.
  • FUND MAKE DO
    Receive offers to help, collect money and organise ticket sales.
  • MONEY DIRECT TO YOU
    Collect cash gifts direct to your PayPal and/or Stripe account.
  • SAY THANK YOU
    Keep track of who’s doing what and send thanks.

Start your event page

Editing a patch within a schools event patcthwork

1. Create your patchwork page

Browse our many school event templates and choose a readymade patchwork to customise. Or you can create your own from scratch. With Patchwork you can ask parents and carers to contribute money, purchase tickets or give their time and skills to help organise and run an event. A patchwork of images shows them the things you’d like them to fund, make or do, so they can choose how they’d like to help. For example, if you want to organise a virtual Christmas Fair, you could include the option for people to donate items to the tombola, take part in a virtual bake-off, play games to win prizes, or chip in £5 towards fundraising for some new equipment!

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2. Collect money

Patchwork is not tied to any suppliers and we don't hold your funds. Instead all money goes directly into your PayPal account or your bank account via Stripe so you can spend it when, where and how you like. We usually charge 3.6% commission on funds received but if you use the code FREEFORSCHOOLS when creating your page we’ll waive our fee. Payment partner fees still apply on funds received and you can compare them here.

3. Keep track of contributions

It's super easy to keep track of contributions and offers of help. Names, email addresses and details of who’s doing what are recorded in your Patchwork account so you can keep everyone up to date and say thanks when the big day is over!

Contributing to a patchwork with PayPal or Stripe

With customisable templates and a gorgeous image gallery, it's easy to set up your school event. The Pinterest-style layout and mobile friendly experience makes it easy and fun for parents to contribute, too.

Start your school event page

Hear From PTA Organisers:

Patchwork made for Eleanor Palmer School virtual summer fair.
"It was so easy to build the Patchwork page and our virtual summer fair looks instantly engaging and attractive. We’ve been able to put together a fun mix of real events and ways of simply donating. It has really captured all our imaginations and we’ve managed to re-create that wonderful community spirit.”

Kate Frood, Headteacher, Eleanor Palmer School

Patchwork made for Holywell Primary School fair.
"Patchwork has been really simple to use and the customer service has been exceptional. It has given us a more professional site than we would have been able to make ourselves and given us the opportunity to hold a fair now we are unable to host in school. We have included gifts we have put together ourselves, gifts from local businesses and competitions for the children. We have recently launched our virtual fair and have had positive feedback so far in terms of the layout and ease of use of Patchwork."

Kathy Steventon, PTA member at Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Patchwork made for Tufnell Park Primary School fair.
"The feedback we’ve had about our virtual summer fair has been really positive, and we’re making money for the school again when we’d assumed it wouldn’t be possible this summer. Patchwork was so easy to use and there was even a school fair template.”

Jennie Potts, Co-Chair of the PTA,
Tufnell Park School