For more than 17 years we have been an active part of school life, raising over £130,000. The money funds new equipment and sports facilities and contributes to trips and to special visitors (e.g. authors) enhancing your child’s educational experience.
But we aren’t just about fundraising. We also bring parents and staff together and encourage links with the local community.
Parents automatically become members of the Friends when their child joins Wimbledon Chase Primary School and there are lots of opportunities to get involved. Whether it’s joining our committee, helping at or attending one of our events or seeking charitable funding through your employer, your contribution is very welcome.
Family Day – this annual summer fair is our biggest event with stalls selling a variety of wares, children’s inflatables and rides, lots of great food including a BBQ and an International Food stall, tombolas, raffles and much, much more.
Christmas Fair – a festive extravaganza of gifts, seasonal food, music and Santa’s Grotto. In 2017 the event raised £9,500.
Easter Egg Hunt – younger pupils scour the school grounds to win eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Another fun day which raised £600 in 2016.
Riverford Scheme – during the last school year 2015/16 we secured an agreement with Riverford to help to raise funds for our school. Riverford sells excellent quality organic fruit, veg, dairy and meat and delivers to your door. If you sign up to the scheme then it raises money for the Friends and you save money too. So far we have 18 families on the Scheme and have raised £230. Follow the link www.riverford.co.uk/shop
If you have an idea for a new event, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our committee is made up of parents and staff including Mr Foley and Mrs Dotchin. We have a chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary plus additional committee members.
We meet each term, with smaller working groups and meetings to plan events.
Our AGM takes place in November. Come along and find out more about our work over the past year and the money we’ve raised.
We’re always looking for new committee members. If you’re interested contact us or come along to the AGM – information will be sent out ahead of the meeting.
Look out for news about Friends events in Parentmail or contact one of our committee members by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ivan Mould – Chair
- Paul Woodhead – Vice chair
- Angela Gunn – Treasurer
- Caroline Aldon – Secretary