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Home Farm Fest Earlybird tickets, and the future of the festival
Posted on Friday December 08, 2017
Next year’s Home Farm Fest will be no different in many ways; still the second week of June, still School in a Bag’s biggest annual fundraiser, still a little gem on the festival circuit, still a weekend full of fantastic music, lots of fun and a brilliant place to come with family and friends… […]Read More
*CORRECTION* SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No.27: School in a Bag has its own Charity Music Single
Posted on Friday December 01, 2017
One of the things I love about working in the charity sector is the unexpected – each and every day there is always the potential for someone or something to pop in to our School in a Bag life – it is what makes running a charity really exciting. Well, this is exactly what happened […]Read More
Can you help us at our annual Big Tesco Bag Pack 23rd December?!
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2017
If you can spare a couple of hours for our (really) big 18-hour Bag Pack in Tesco Extra, Yeovil on Saturday 23rd December, then please let us know! We need over 160 volunteers to make it happen during the hours of 6am-midnight, especially the early morning (6am-10am) and the evening (from 6pm-midnight). Bring family members along […]Read More
SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 26: The School in a Bag team is growing!
Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017
The team at School in a Bag is small, and whilst we are able to produce a lot of good things: the amount of SchoolBags being distributed every year into lots of different countries, running lots of events to raise more money (including our very own music festival), presenting to schools, groups and organisations all […]Read More
School in a Bag’s Uganda Appeal for refugee children in Bidi Bidi
Posted on Wednesday August 02, 2017
School in a Bag Launches Appeal to get SchoolBags to Refugee Children in Uganda To help us fund SchoolBags for the refugee children in northern Uganda please donate at: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/SIABUgandaAppeal More information: Today, we’re launching an appeal to help those in desperate need in the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in northern Uganda where there are […]Read More
SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 24: The impact of schools fundraising for SIAB and the effect on them
Posted on Friday July 28, 2017
Our Blog in a Bag posts are often light-hearted round-ups of what we, or other fundraisers have been up to which are great fun to either write ourselves, or receive from others. This is no different from the respect that every school we’ve worked with this year has surpassed themselves with the amounts they’ve raised, […]Read More
SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 23: Home Farm Fest Charity Music Festival Blown Away by the Success!
Posted on Wednesday June 28, 2017
Home Farm Fest, the charity music festival we hold at our School in a Bag HQ in Chilthorne Domer, Somerset and the biggest annual fundraiser for the charity, has once again smashed its previous year’s fundraising total coming in at just over £72,700 – even if the windy conditions tried its hardest to scupper the music! […]Read More
SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 22: Our Charity Festival and what it means to us
Posted on Saturday April 29, 2017
Running a charity is hard. You’re constantly trying to come up with new ways to fundraise and capture the imagination of people to part with their hard earned cash. 2006 saw the first Piers Simon Concert, held in memory of Piers on the family farm where the charity is still based. It was in collaboration with popular […]Read More
Hello from School in a Bag – to friends old and new!
Posted on Monday April 03, 2017
Dear School in a Bag supporter Greetings…and for some of you, welcome back to the School in a Bag blog! Now what does that mean I hear some of you ask? Well, I am writing to admit that for the past three years (since we started using our bespoke database) a glitch in the coding […]Read More
SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 21: A new member of the team.
Posted on Tuesday February 28, 2017
Our blog in a bag this month comes from Annabel Bates who has supported School in a Bag for many years – but has recently taken on a more involved and regular role with us. Over to Annabel to introduce herself and tell you a little bit more… My name is Annabel, I’m 31, and […]Read More
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