Friends of St Botolph's
In November 2017 we took on the roles of Chair and Committee Members of the Friends of St. Botolph’s so that the children could enjoy school discos and a summer fair again, while at the same time raising funds for the school. The first few events were a bit of an eye opener as to how much work is involved but having now done several discos and a summer fete, as well as a movie night, we are getting the hang of it. We can see that the kids love the events too which absolutely makes all the hard work worth it!
By running events, which have the primary aim of being fun and engaging for the children, we have raised a good amount of money which can be used to enrich our children’s school day. We love to hear from parents, teachers and the school as to what we could spend the money on so that we can add them to the wish list.
We have some ideas floating around of other fundraising events we plan to hold in addition to the disco’s, movie nights and fete, but if you have any ideas, please let us know.
If you would like to volunteer at one of our events, or are interested in joining the committee please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our current committee members are:
Jodie Sgroi – Chairperson (has children in Years 1, 5 and 6)
Stella Willson – Vice Chairperson (has a child in Year 5)
Claire Palmer – Treasurer (has children in Years 1 and 5)
Rachel Kotowska – Secretary (has children in Reception and Year 2)
Polly Garland – Member (has children in Years 3 and 6)
Kirsty Barber – Member (has children in Reception and Year 3)
Nicola Hibbert – Member (has a child in Year 4)
The Friends of St. Botolph’s have recently become a registered charity (reg. charity number 1182533) which means we are able to receive charitable donations from local and national companies, can apply to grant-making charitable trusts (most charitable trusts will give grants only to groups formally recognised as charities) and are able to receive donations made through Payroll Giving and Company Matched Giving schemes. We hope our new charity status means we will be able to raise even more much needed funds for the school.
Finally, we would like to say a big “thank you” to everyone for their support, from volunteers at these events, the teachers and staff at the school, and especially everyone on the committee; we couldn’t do any of it on our own.