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The Friends of Holmer Green First School and Pre-School, are a team of parent volunteers. We are a registered charity who organise events throughout the year for the children, parents and community to raise money for the school.

                                                                          

We work closely with the school and meet regularly to discuss and plan future events. Together with the Headteacher we agree what we would like to fund raise for to enhance the school and make it an enjoyable and safe learning environment for our children.

 

In 2018/2019 we raised £13,350. These funds were used to pay for coaches for school trips, playground equipment, courtyard renovations, laptops and iPads, as well as providing water coolers, on-line learning resources and new reading books.

 

We operate a class rep system.  Each class has a Class Rep who will keep you informed of events via email.  They arrange the class cake/ice lolly sales and they may also arrange get togethers for the parents and collections for end of year gifts for the teachers.  To receive Class Rep emails please complete and return the consent form .


Our events are also advertised on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsofHGFS/. This is a closed group for parents/carers of children at our school.  It’s a great place for to share information and for all important reminders!  We also have a noticeboard near the school gates and occasionally we send information home via book-bag.  Plus our event dates are on the school calendar .

 

We always welcome new members and fresh ideas.  If you would like to know more about us, our events or would like to attend our meetings, please email

friendsofhgfs@gmail.com, everyone is welcome.

 

We know the meetings are not everyone’s cup of tea but and we simply cannot do it without you!  There are so many other ways you can help.  Everyone can do something.  If we all give a little, we can achieve great things, we all get to enjoy the events and benefit from the funds raised. 

 

Here are some ways you (or somebody you know) can help;

 

  • Volunteer to help out/run a stall at an event (even for just an hour)
  • Help to set up/tidy away at an event (gazebos, moving tables, setting out a stall)
  • Sell cakes and ice lollies (once a term on a class rota basis, 15 mins on a Friday afternoon)
  • Donations (toys for a tombola, raffle prizes etc)
  • Use the special code 9895 when ordering Uniform labels (Link below)
  • Shop online via Easyfundraising (Link below)
  • Recycle old school uniform
  • Sponsorship from a business
  • Match funding via your employer
  • Provide services and skills (ideally for free or at a discounted rate)
  • Share a talent (perhaps you're/know a musician, singer in a band/choir, an artist, a bingo caller, a Santa Claus!)
  • Lend or donate useful items (a gazebo, music system, DVD's for movie nights)
  • Make something (a game, a sign, sweet bags, cakes etc)
  • Design/Print posters & leaflets.  Distribute posters &  leaflets, spread the word to family, friends and neighbours.
  • And of course, attend the events and enjoy yourselves!

 

Shop with our affiliates and raise money for the School:

 

 Need Uniform Labels? Click here to order Stikins name labels and use the code 9895.

 We will get 30% commission per order.

 

We are registered with Easyfundraising.  Easyfundraising is a great way to help raise funds when you shop online with over 3500+ retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, First Choice Holidays, Clarks etc.  If you’re buying something online, why not go via Easyfundraising?  It’s completely FREE to use and every purchase you make will raise funds for the school.  If you sign up using this link, Easyfundraising will match your first £5 raised https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/Z0IAZ5/1U12CO

 

Selling a property?  Keegan White Estate Agents will give us 10% of the selling fee if you/someone you recommend sells a property with Keegan White, call 01494 417008 or email haz@keeganwhite.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

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