WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO?
We are a charitable group of parents and staff who meet regularly to organise various events in order to raise funds for the benefit of every child in the school. Throughout the year we organise fun events for the children, such as the summer party, disco, prize bingo, Christmas fair and the plant and cake sale. We also organise fundraising events for parents, which give parents a chance to socialise, such as a quiz night, an Indian meal and a live band and fashion show. We also help out with refreshments at school events like sports day and the Christmas and summer performances.
Meetings are held approximately once a month or every 6 weeks throughout the school year and take place at various venues such as a local pub in the evening so those parents who work during the day are able to attend, at school after drop off or in the cafe at Bridgemere Garden World where there is a play area so parents with younger children can also attend. Meetings are open to all and we always welcome new parents and new ideas - both are essential to ensure the continued success of the Friends of Bridgemere School.
WHY ARE WE NEEDED?
Over the last couple of years we have been successful in raising over £8,000! This has enabled us to purchase some useful equipment to support the teaching and learning of all the children at Bridgemere CE Primary School & Nursery. This includes; iPads, a PA system, maths equipment, music lessons, classroom equipment and playground games and toys. We have also contributed to larger school projects such as the playground markings and the 2010 building project.
Each year we donate an amount to each class teacher to spend on essential resources for their classroom that would not be covered by the school budget. This year the teachers have spent some of these funds to refurbish and transform 'The Hideout' into the fantastic learning area it is now. All funds raised are used to benefit your children at school in some way.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Helping Friends of Bridgemere School can range from as much or as little involvement as you are able to give. You can help by attending and supporting our events, perhaps taking a turn manning a stall or game at the summer party or Christmas fair, helping with refreshments, baking cakes, growing plants or helping set up and clear up before and after events. You could join the friends by attending our meetings and perhaps even take on one of the committee roles.
Any help that you can give is truly appreciated and we look forward to meeting you soon!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!
SO FAR YOUR FREE DONATIONS HAVE RAISED OVER £1200!
IF YOU SHOP ONLINE PLEASE HELP US TO RAISE EVEN MORE BY REGISTERING AT THE GIVING MACHINE!
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