Friends of Castlemorton
What is ‘The Friends’?
The Friends Association is a group of friendly parents who want to help raise funds for Castlemorton CE Primary School. We meet about once a month to plan fun events and activities to raise extra funds for our school.
Once your child starts at Castlemorton CE Primary School you automatically become one of the Friends and are welcome to attend meetings. In fact, we would be delighted if you came along.
Our meetings are usually held at the Farmer’s Arms, Birtsmorton at 8pm and are advertised in advance through Hot Gossip, on the noticeboard outside the school gate, email and via text message reminders.
We welcome everyone and hope that you will join us. If you would like to be kept informed then please send your email details to email@example.com and we will add your name to our circulation list and send you the minutes of each meeting.
What do we do?
The main objective of the Friends is to raise money for the children of Castlemorton CE Primary School. This can purchase extra equipment, pay for educational visits or events and offer the children opportunities that would otherwise not be affordable as part of the school curriculum. The little luxuries!
Many of the activities also have a social aim and foster and support the family ethos of the school. Friends plan and organise events such as the Christmas and Summer Fayres, school discos, quizzes, bingo evenings, organised walks etc. Events are also organised specifically for the children; the Easter egg hunt is very popular and great fun, as are the class cake sales.
There is a planned programme of events and many favourites happen annually. The Ferret Racing evening and a Wacky Races evening are enjoyed by parents, children and members of the community.
Annual Contributions Towards
- Leavers bibles
- Christmas dinner for all children
- Educational Visits and events
Previous Contributions have purchased
- Digital Projectors
- Digital Cameras
- Lacrosse sticks and nets
- Team rugby kit
- Team netball kit
- Climbing frame for the playground
- Playground markings
- School Planners
- Early Years’ Equipment
- Badminton Equipment
- Contributions to- Literary Festival, I Sing Pop Event and School Garden 2014
Our plans are to raise money to continue to support our annual commitments and to provide:
- Low level playground equipment
Who are we?
We have a ‘working’ committee in place, with a Chairperson, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer who volunteer their time and skills to run the business side of Friends. The real support though comes from everyone who supports the events either by helping run stalls or providing refreshments and by attending the events.
Chair of Friends- Lorraine Provins (email : firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice Chairman – Johanna Lawrence
Secretary- Tanya Thompson
Treasurer- Helen Martin
School Representative- Johanna Lawrence
How can I help?
To keep all the ideas for events constantly evolving, we need new people to get involved and share their ideas. This ensures that there is always a good variety of forthcoming fundraising events on offer.
If you can spare some time, however small, please do come along to one of the meetings and see what’s involved. You would be most welcome.
Where can I find out more?
All of the Friends information is displayed on the noticeboard as you go into the playground. This display provides dates of up and coming events, meetings and lists the committee members.
We also use Hot Gossip to advertise and promote events too.
Please join us on our facebook page- Friends of Castlemorton Primary School
Please see the links for photos of events.
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