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Waddington and West Bradford C.E. Primary School

Fun-filled days while learning together

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Friends

 

Background

 

The Friends of WWB is a voluntary organisation run by parents, teachers and teaching assistants to raise much-needed funds for the school.  These provide both essential and extra resources for our children, which the school could not otherwise afford from its budget.

 

Friends was founded in 1995, and every year has raised essential extra money all of which goes directly to the school.  This has been spent on a wide range of equipment, support and activities for the children, including:

 

  • funding to replace the school roof
  • funding playground markings
  • buying classroom equipment and furniture
  • funding towards building the sports pitch
  • subsidising the annual trip to the pantomime
  • buying lots of outdoor play equipment such as balls, games tables and stilts - plus sheds to store them in
  • buying reading books
  • improving the ICT equipment
  • buying ingredients for baking projects
  • buying art materials
  • subsidising class trips, including to Spaceport, Clitheroe Castle, Blackpool Zoo, Stockport Air Raid Shelters, and more...

 

Our fundraising events include:

 

  • auction night / ball
  • Christmas fayre
  • Beetle Drive
  • summer BBQ
  • school discos
  • sponsored walks / treasure hunts
  • book donation scheme
  • Christmas cards
  • and many, many cake stalls!

 

We are always welcoming new ideas - so let us know if you can think of anything else we can do!

 

Joining the Friends

Everyone is welcome to be a Friend of WWB.  All WWB parents and staff are automatically members of WWB Friends and the school is very grateful for the time, effort and money that are given by both parents and teachers who take part in a wide range of fundraising events throughout the year.

 

Any help that you can give this year, either in organising, running or equipping fundraising events – or by joining the WWB Friends committee – would be greatly appreciated.  This is a huge job and we know we need all the help we can get!

 

The committee meets regularly (about once per half-term) and everyone is welcome to come along to the meetings and discuss new ideas and the organisation for forthcoming events.

 

The current committee so far includes Rachel Sunderland, Karen Podevyn, Katy Frankish, Claire Neave, Jen Whittaker, Amber Preston, Anna Lancaster, Helen Warburton, Rachel Lopiccolo, Sandra Kirkman, Helen Madeley, Jane Wolstenholme, Georgia Dyson, Laura Cromie, Deborah Armstrong and Amy Hardman.  We can be found at the school gates most mornings and afternoons and are standing by to take your offers of help in person or by email:

 

friends@waddington.lancs.sch.uk

 

If you aren't able to attend a meeting but are able to help at an event, please let a member of the committee know so that we can keep you up to date with what is happening and find out from you how you might be able to help.

 

What’s Going On

 

We will keep parents up to date with the progress of fundraising throughout the year, including events coming up, fundraising totals and recent spending.

 

Up-to-the-minute news can be found on our Facebook page (Friends of WWB -  @friendswwb ) and via our minutes - click on the menu to the left.

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