Friends of St Nicholas School

The Friends of St Nicholas is a group of Parents who volunteer their time to raise funds to provide the children with equipment and facilities that are not provided for by the funding allocated to the school from the government.We try and meet at least once a term to plan and discuss ways we can raise funds and organise events.Friends, Parents, Carers and Grandparents are all welcome to join at any time by leaving their name and a contact number with school. Or you can just turn up to our meetings which will be posted on the schools calendar.At our meetings we put forward ideas for events and activities and if agreed we plan and organise them.

If you would like to help occasionally we would be very pleased to hear from you. Sometimes we just need a cake baking or help serving refreshments and donating a gift or two for raffles and tombola’s would be gratefully appreciated.

Details of any events will be published on our “Friends of” page on the school website which can be found under the “Parents” heading.

Last year ( academic year 2018-2019) we raised approximately £5,000 through the following activities:
Film nights, discos, craft events, Christmas fair and raffle, easyfundraising, Bags2School, Afternoon teas, games night, summer BBQ and raffle.

These are some of the items that we were able to pay for with the monies raised:
Hire of coaches to and from events, Christmas gifts, books for classrooms, wildlife cam, accessories and bird feeder for Forest School, Year 6 leavers hoodies, new trophies and engraving, Year 6 bowling trip, whole school trip to Fountains Abbey, cameras for classrooms and school banners.

The Friends work hard to raise monies for the school, to pay for things like the above mentioned, which the school do not have the budget for   - any support that you can give at social events or even just buying raffle tickets is really helpful.

If after reading the above you feel you can spare some time or help with something please leave a message with Mrs Umpleby, the school administrator or have a word with Michelle McNamara or Jessica Petchey ,two of our parents, in the playground.



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