The ‘Friends’ of Heartsease Primary is a charity fundraising committee run by parents of children in the school with a little help from the staff. It helps provide all those little extras that enhance the children’s lives in school.
All parents are welcome to become members of the ‘Friends’ when their child joins the school. The fund raising events organised by the dedicated and successful ‘Friends’ committee continue to provide money for much needed facilities and resources for the children.
the school is indebted to the work of the ‘Friends’ and all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and the local community who support our school. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for such fantastic support!
What do we do?
The ‘Friends’ events take place throughout the year and include:
- Year 6 Prom
- Christmas Market
- Summer Fete
- Cake Sales
- Carols by Candlelight
Through such events, we have raised several thousand pounds in the last few years. These funds have enabled the school to provide extra, valuable resources for the children to use. We have also provided funds to replace the swimming pool cover, 5 picnic tables and benches for the community garden, trikes for the reception classes and many, many other items.
How can you help?
The success of the ‘Friends’ depends entirely on the support of all parents, staff and the community. We greatly appreciate any assistance. This can be anything from a little time spent helping out in the background, to coming along to the functions with friends and family or by joining the ‘Friends’.
Share your fund raising ideas with us, we are always open to new ideas and welcome any suggestions from an idea for a stall at the Fete to a suggestion for a whole event.
Donations play a very big role in our fundraising efforts. We are not just talking about the very important cakes, biscuits and buns, but prize donations for our raffles and competitions, as well as time for wrapping the lucky dip items or Santa’s gifts.
Maybe you work for a company who discards goods when they can’t be sold or would negotiate a great price for items we can sell or put in our lucky dips!