HELLO! Whether you are a new joiner or an existing parent, we would like to tell you a little bit about the Friends, in the hope you’ll consider joining us.
WHO CAN BE A FRIEND?
Every parent and carer at Egerton School.
Our aim is to bring the pupils, staff, families and the wider community together to enhance our children’s time at the school. We organise and host a wide variety of events throughout the year like the Bluebell Run, Christmas Fairs, quizzes, discos, and fun events for the kids. We also raise much needed funds for the school. It is a great way to meet people, feel part of the school community and make a real difference.
WHAT IS THE MONEY SPENT ON?
Since November 2017, the Friends have been able to donate in excess of £20k to support the school and its activities. To give you a flavour of the sums involved:
School trips (travel)
Howletts Science trip
HOW MUCH DO WE NEED TO RAISE?
Sadly all school budgets are incredibly stretched, so our support is more important than ever. Pre-coronavirus, it was estimated that in 2020 there will be a shortfall of approximately £21,000 or £107 per child. This year we need to raise at least £10,000 to help support the school.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Every parent or carer is welcome to join the Friends – in fact, we’d love you to join us!
If you have any fundraising ideas, can offer match funding or you’d like to get involved, then please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or join our Facebook page @friendsofegertonsch.
Our elected members are:
Joint Chairmen: Nazan Lewis & Beth Foxford
Vice-Chairman: Di Davis
Treasurer: Clare Holton
Secretary: Harriet Bedford
Get in touch:
Easy Ways to Help
We appreciate that times are really tough, but if you are able to support us we would be so grateful. Here are some easy ways to help:
SAVE YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHES, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
Happy Bag gives us a donation of 60p per kilo in return for these items. For more info see here: http://www.happyschoolbag.co.uk/
See our Facebook page for details of the next collection. If space is an issue, please email us at the address below and we can arrange storage.
There are 3 easy ways you can help use raise vital funds for our school, all from the comfort of your armchair!
1. EASY FUNDRAISING - do your online shopping via www.easyfundraising.org.uk. We will receive a donation. You won’t pay a penny extra.
2. SMILE AMAZON - shop on Amazon via the Smile website: www.smile.amazon.co.uk/ You won’t pay a penny extra, but we will receive a donation.
3. SHARE - Share this with your friends and family and ask them to use Easy Fundraising and Smile.
How to register - Just go to the relevant website, search for ‘Friends of Egerton Church of England Primary School’ and click ‘support this cause’ to register your details. Then you’re ready to get shopping!
If your employer offers payroll giving, please consider donating a small monthly sum to the Friends. Our charity number: 1012648.
If your employer is offering match funding or has a scheme to help charities hit by COVID-19, please let us know.