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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. 2020 has been challenging but we continue to fundraise the best we can, aiming to raise money for Forest School improvements, playground repairs and an on-site defibrillator. 

 

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;

 

  • Make a donation in lieu of cancelled fundraising events - www.pta-events.co.uk/fohgfs 
  • Join our School Lottery www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/school/Holmer-green-first-school-and-preschool
  • 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 or Amazon Smile (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, DVDs 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!

 

To receive event information and all important reminders, please consent to receiving emails from The Friends by clicking here. 

 

Shop with our affiliates and raise money for the school:

 

School Lottery. Entering our School Lottery helps with year-round fundraising.  With just 50 tickets a week we can fundraise in excess of £1,000 every year. You could WIN cash prizes every week plus a chance to WIN the £25,000 jackpot.  The money we raise will go towards buying books for our school.  Buy your tickets here www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/school/Holmer-green-first-school-and-preschool

 

Register with Amazon Smile. Select Holmer Green First School and Pre-school as your charity and shop! Amazon Smile will donate a percentage of the cost of your goods at no extra cost to you! Click on the logo below. 

 

 

 

Fairweather Insurance Services Limited will donate £25 to the school for each annual Household, Motor or Commercial Insurance quotation provided. Quotations are free of charge and without obligation. To obtain a quote, simply contact Erin 01753 881587 or email eboddy@fis.insure. When contacting Erin, please make reference to the school so that we can ensure every enquiry is rewarded! In addition, for every quote that goes ahead, they will donate a further £25!

 

 

Need Uniform Labels? Click on the Stikins logo below and enter 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 by clicking on the picture below, Easyfundraising will match your first £5.

 

                                                      

 

 

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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