News and Up-coming Events:
The minutes from our latest zoom meeting which was held on Monday 1st February 2021 are available below. Our next meeting is planned for Monday 19th April 2021 at 6pm.
Please also find below our most recent newsletter / welcome flyer! Saved at the top of our recent newsletters section.
Online Shopping - Raising Funds
As you are probably aware many of our big fundraising events have been cancelled since March 2020 and for the foreseeable future. Therefore we are looking at other ways to raise much-needed funds for school equipment and activities as simply as possible. While we don’t wish to promote any specific platform, if you are already using any of these platforms for online shopping, we would be hugely grateful if you could consider raising funds for us while you shop.
There are two ways of raising funds for us while you shop online:
2. Amazon Smile
While we are unable to raise funds for the school in the usual ways, please try some of the following to help support and raise money for the school.
1. Online Shopping - Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile (information above)
2. If you are able to Donate to the Friends of St Edmundsbury - Please click link or copy and paste:
3. Follow us on Facebook and share posts with friends and family
Monday 19th April 2021 at 6pm, it will be held online via Zoom.
Fresh ideas, input and energy are always appreciated massively! Feedback, support and encouragement boosts morale and keeps everyone motivated. We are all working towards the same goal which is providing much needed resources and essential equipment for all of our children at the school. Every penny raised is spent ensuring your children have the necessary tools for learning. We can’t do this without you!
Events for 2021
Online Virtual Games night instead of our usual Chocolate Bingo - Planned for Saturday 27th February - Further details to follow.
Please remember to the LIKE "Friends of St Edmundsbury" Page on Facebook for more news and updates!
If you have any other ideas you would like to put forward, please pass them onto us on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of us in the playground. Please remember, there are only a few active members and while we love to hear new ideas, we will also need help from others to bring them into existence.
We have updated our charity status, please see a copy of our constitution signed by our members and our charity registration certificate attached at the bottom of the page.
Who we are
The Friends of St Edmundsbury School are a group of parents, carers and teachers who are committed to supporting our school. Our main focus is organising fundraising and social events, but we also try and attract support for the school from local businesses and other organisations.
There are core members who regularly attend committee meetings and plan the programme for the year, but many other parents and carers across the school are involved in small ways in putting on events. It is the contributions from the cake-bakers, face-painters, equipment shifters, drink pourers and ticket sellers that make it all possible! There are fewer core members than ever before and we are always looking to welcome more help. Please do get involved if you can!
What we do
The highlights of our year are the Christmas Raffle, School Disco, Chocolate Bingo event and Summer Fete, but there are also regular smaller events such as cake sales, jumble sales and coffee mornings. Details of the events are on the school website or in the regular school newsletters.
The money raised by the Friends is put to good use around the school. Much of the landscaping work has been paid for through Friends’ fundraising, the KS1 playground play equipment as well as a new PA system. Many items helping the children in their learning were also funded by the Friends.
Why we do it
Our aim is to make children’s time at St Edmundsbury even better by raising money to invest in the school. In a time of financial pressures, school budgets are constantly being cut, so the Friends are keen to make sure St Edmundsbury children benefit from the things that will help them learn and enjoy school as much as possible. We also think that getting school families together through fundraising events is a great way to support one another and to have fun.
If you would like to get involved in any way, including if you have links to local businesses we might be able to work in partnership with, please speak to any of us in the playground, message us on Facebook or email us: email@example.com. Please remember to LIKE our Facebook page to keep up to date with news and events!
We are always happy to meet new parents whether your children are new starters or if they have been with us a while, we love new input, fresh ideas and energy! Come along to our next meeting, we would love to hear from you!