Friends of Springwood
Welcome to Friends of Springwood!
As your child is a pupil of Springwood Primary School, we would like to invite you to become a member of our Friends of Springwood…your voice counts!
We are a friendly group who organise events to raise money for educational and fun purposes for our children. Being active in FOS can be rewarding and fun, whilst at the same time raising vital funds for our children. There are a variety of small ways you can help and be involved from designing a poster, helping clear up after an event, making tea and coffee, baking cakes, helping out on a stall and contacting suppliers for donations.
It is totally flexible. Giving up just 30 minutes of your time to help FOS is invaluable. If everyone could spare 30 minutes a term to come and join one of our meetings to help discuss new ideas of raising funds and making a difference, just think what we could achieve! If you are unable to attend meetings you can use our contact details above to send in ideas as an agenda item ready for discussion. Every FOS meeting is an opportunity to meet other parents.
There is no better way to know what events are being planned, have your say or make a new fundraising suggestions, than by offering your help and support. We are not just for Mums! It is important to us all to have Dads, Grandparents, Carers and Friends to come along and make a difference. So come along to suggest NEW fun ways to raise funds.
We have meetings every half term during the school day, this is so you are able to attend without the worry of childcare. If you would like to come along to our next meeting which is to be held on 6th February 2020 at 1:30pm at our Swinton site you are very welcome. Alternatively if you would just like to make a donation to our just giving page please follow the link below.
Thank you for taking time to read this letter, we look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our next meeting.
Everyone is welcome – just turn up.
Easy Fundraising whilst you shop
It’s not always easy to ask for donations these days, so we’ve started using easyfundraising, a really clever website that turns your online purchases into free donations for us, at no extra cost to you. It means you can help us reach our target really easily.
All you need to do is click on the link below then continue to shop online as you would normally. There are over 3,600 online retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S who support the fund so when you make a purchase at one of the retailers, they will send us a free donation. It’s as simple as that!
Remember there is no extra cost to you.
Please visit our new easyfundraising page and click ‘support us’.
We really do need your support.
Fundraising in 2019-2020
Christmas Light Switch on
The school’s annual Christmas light switch on, once again had a fabulous turn out which made it such a successful event.
The amount raised at this event totalled £934.10
Thank you to everybody who supported this event.
This year’s Christmas raffle proved a big success due to the kind donations from our various suppliers, staff and parents.
The total amount raised at this event was £2311.12
Thank you to everybody who donated prizes and who purchased raffle tickets.
Donations to Springwood Primary School in 2019 -2020
Donation of £10000.00 towards ICT in school
Donation of £300 towards additional staff training
Donation of £65 towards the school leavers party
Purchase of a Sensory light and sound system for Craig Hall (£2400)
Donation of £300 towards outdoor learning at Craig Hall site
Donation of £5000 towards the outdoor physical education area at our Swinton school site.
Next Friends of Springwood Event
The next Friends of Springwood event will be a Coffee Afternoon on Thursday 6th February 2020 starting at 1.30pm at our Swinton school site.
During the afternoon you are welcome to come along to meet other parents and carers and help us plan our next big fundraising fun event.