School Fund Raising

Hi there,

Let me tell you how you can make money for your school in a fun way.

Easy Money for the School PTA

Schools are always on the look out for fundraising ideas, and I have the perfect idea for you. It takes very little effort on behalf of the PTA, and the rewards can be huge.

I suspect, like most schools, you run a school disco. The children purchase tickets to be there and it is run after school, sometimes with two different sessions to make them age appropriate. Each session lasts between one and two hours, with a gap in the middle for the changeover. Plus, the children normally go home from school first to get into their party outfits.

Disco’s work great, and are really easy for the PTA – but wouldn’t it be nice to make the same money in less than half, or a quarter of the time, without losing any of the entertainment value?

As well as running a school disco during the year, have you thought about booking a fund-raising magic show?

There are many advantages to a Magic Show, including:

  • Everyone can be entertained in the same session – because the children will be sitting, watching and laughing, instead of dancing and moving around you can get everyone from KS1 and KS2 into the same show.
  • The children can come straight to the school hall for the show as soon as school is finished – no need to go home and change first.
  • Parents get an extra hour to themselves – they just pick up their children an hour later than normal, when the roads are quieter.
  • There is a lot more control and safety with a Magic Show, everyone is contained and not running around all over the place.
  • PTA management is minimal – simply pre-sell tickets as you would for a disco, and ensure there are PTA members on hand during the show to surpervise.
  • The show will be a talking point for all the children before and after the performance. I will supply publicity material to help promote ticket sales for you.

Lets look at how much your school could earn…

Here are some sample figures from a previous PTA School Fund Raising Show.

Number of tickets sold: 210

Cost of tickets: £3

Total income: £630

This gives a profit for this one event, to the school of well over £350. Not a bad return for the little amount of work required. In fact the amount of work vs profit is so great, that I am regularly invited back to schools, to perform a different show later in the same school year.

How It Works…


Choose an available weekday during the year and book Gordon’s Magic.


Use the publicity material that Gordon will supply to promote the show.


Sell the tickets through the school website, Parent Pay, book bags and newsletter.


On the day, sit back, relax and enjoy the show on the day, on the pretence of supervising. (there isn’t much to do as the children will be captivated for the whole hour)


Reward yourself for raising a good sum of money for the school.


Start over from Step 1 and book one of Gordon’s other shows.

That’s all there is to it !

The Magic Show

The Magic Show has lots of fun and laughter, and lots of audience participation. I invite the children to join me and help perform the magic. One of them will receive a balloon animal, and I try to make whatever they ask for…….. no hedgehogs please.

One of the children will wave a wand over an empty box, and the next time we look, there is “Fluffy”, the real live magic bunny rabbit. The children will remember and talk about this for a long time to come. The magic show has lots of funny bits in it, to ensure the children are laughing the whole way through, and leave the show with big smiles on their faces.

Watch the video below to see how much fun the school show is.

You Can Get Results Like These...

Debbie Waghorn – Dorking, Surrey

Such a fabulous party, all of the children were completely mesmerised and even some of the parents too!! Great party and would definitely recommend.

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Feng Jiang – Purley, Surrey

Many thanks for your great job at my children's party - your magic brought laughter to everyone - children and adults. Thank you!

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Ms. Rakie Smethurst – Blackheath, Kent

Gordon had all 23 children captivated from the very beginning. I've never been to a party where all the children went from hysterical, raucous laughter to wide eyed awe and wonder in seconds (and back again). Not only is his magic superb, but the games he had the children playing before tea were great icebreakers and meant those children who didn't know many people were able to mingle easily. He was able to keep the children energised and interested while never letting things spiral out of control.

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Personalised Quotation...

To request further information, availability and your personalised quote, simply fill in this form.

  • There is no obligation to book
  • Your quote will include full details and prices
  • All bookings come with my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Places and dates are limited, so be prepared to be flexible. Please e-mail me with your preferred date at gordon@disbelieving.com or call me on: 020 8651 2127 today.

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