A Sumer 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.

A Sumer Fair Patchwork
    Customise a template to share with parents, or create your own from scratch.
    Receive offers to help, collect money and organise ticket sales.
    Collect cash gifts direct to your PayPal and/or Stripe account.
    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 the school Summer Fair, you could include the option for people to donate items to the tombola, chip in £5 for the craft stall, help run the ice-cream stall or make some cakes!

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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:

Louise, PTA Chair, London

"Using Patchwork helped us to engage more parents, who liked the fact they could use it on their phones. They appreciated the option to donate rather than give time and the message function."

Amy, PTFA Treasurer, Somerset

"We actually raised money via our patchwork before the fair, which is a first, and reduced our initial cost for supplies. It also saved a lot of time and admin."

Ravi, PTA Committee Member, York

"Patchwork was really easy to register, link to PayPal and quick to set up. I liked the patchwork templates which could be copied and manipulated. It was really, really well received by parents, who fed back that it was easy to use and intuitive."