Chairperson – Joy Grundy
Secretary – Mel Johnson
The Whittington Friends’ is a charity fundraising committee run by parents of children in the school and some of the staff. It helps provide all those little extras that enhance the children’s lives in school.
All parents automatically become members of the Friends’ when their child joins the school. The social and fund raising events organised by the energetic and successful Friends’ Committee continue to provide money for much needed facilities and resources for the children. Most activities are designed to be ‘family events’ but there are some that are aimed specifically at a solely parent audience.
What do we do?
Friends events take place throughout the year and have included:
End of Term Raffles
Summer & Christmas Fayres
Parents Night Out Parties
Through such events, we have raised thousands of pounds in the last few years. These funds have enabled the school to provide extra, valuable resources for the children to use. We also provide professional sports coaching throughout the year for each child.
How can you help?
The success of the Friends depends entirely on the support of all parents, staff and the community. We greatly appreciate any help. This can be anything from a little time spent helping out in the background, to coming along to the functions with friends and family or by joining the “Friends” committee.
Share your fund raising ideas with us, we are always open to new ideas and welcome any suggestions from an idea for a stall at the Fayres to a suggestion for a whole event.
If you shop online there’s now a simple, easy and free way for you to support the Friends. Best of all you can even save money! We’ve teamed up with easyfundraising who provide a shopping directory listing some of your favourite online stores. Over 350 popular retailers are participating including AMAZON, PLAY.com, Toys‘R’Us, DELL, John Lewis, Woolworths, HMV, Comet and Vodafone. All you need to do is use the links provided on the easyfundraising site whenever you shop online, and at no extra cost we’ll receive up to 15% of every purchase you make – it’s that simple! It doesn’t cost a penny extra to shop and raise funds in this way, and you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers give exclusive discounts and savings when you shop using the easyfundraising site.
If you shop online ANYWAY why not help raise extra funds for us by using this completely FREE service.
Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and when you register select FRIENDS OF WHITTINGTON SCHOOL-OSWESTRY as the organisation you wish to support.