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Friends of Brightwalton

As part of Brightwalton Primary School, all parents, carers, guardians and staff are automatically members of The Friends of Brightwalton and the Committee would love you to get involved and hear your thoughts and ideas. It is a great way to be more involved in school life, offering you the opportunity to get to know  other families and contribute a little (or a lot!) of your time to such a worthy cause. If you would like to join us, even just for one event, please contact us via the school office.

What The Friends Do:

We are passionate about our school and helping our children be the best they can be. Over the years we have raised money to help the school in numerous ways thanks to the huge effort from children, parents and staff. We always welcome any new ideas and as little or as much support as anyone could offer, so please don’t be shy! Our usual events and initiatives to raise money are:

· Summer Fete    · Christmas Fayre    · Easter Egg Hunt     · Movie Nights    · Disco Nights      · Cake / Refreshments / Raffle Sales     · Local Business Sponsorships

· EasyFundraising (see more below) - our cause: Brightwalton Friends https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/brightwaltonfriends/

All funds raised enrich the children’s education.

Following on from the huge success of the Village Walk back in October 2018, which raised an amazing £2166.21 to help towards the School’s Wellbeing Garden, we are now looking towards helping the school fund the refurbishment of the Technology Room, used for cooking, design technology and teaching groups.

Other things we have contributed towards/purchased since 2016:                                        Every year we fund:               

· £3,000 for school Laptops                                                                                                                 · Book Bags for Ash Class new starters

· £2,500 towards the Wellbeing Garden                                                                                             · Leavers Hoodies for Year 6    

· £1,380.25 on Books for School                                                                                                          · Crackers for the Children's Christmas Lunch

· £237.72 Software for CineClub                                                                                                           · Ice lollies for all children on Sports Day

· £1,580 for Wooden Storage Shed                                                                                                      · Cost of Village Hall hire for Sports Day 

· Picnic Rugs & Polydron Building Blocks for use at break times                                                       · Supplies to enrich classroom learning

· £1,300 for Outdoor Classroom Storage Benches

· £1,390 for the Christmas 2016 Pantomime trip to The Corn Exchange

The Friends Committee

Current Members are:- Clare Mangan - Chair

Tanya Hayward - Treasurer

Rachel Hudson - Secretary

Other members are Miranda Cooper, Rosanne Pilditch, Angela Ryan, Sarah Westropp, Caroline Lockett, Lorna Shuttleworth, Nadine de Chazal

Staff Representative:- Karen Goatley

If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, you can talk to any PTA Committee member or email us at: friendsofbrightwalton@outlook.com

EASY FUNDRAISING

Quick Starter Guide Video: http://youtu.be/Sn2dsQGAe_w

Our Cause: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/brightwaltonfriends/

With Special Thanks to our sponsor

Carter Jonas are proud to sponsor the Friends of Brightwalton C of E Primary School and please contact us for any property sales or letting requirements.

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