FOES Summer Fete
It was lovely to see many of you at the fete on Sunday, we hope you enjoyed yourselves.
Although we scaled the fete back from previous years due to uncertainty around COVID, we made just over £1400 profit! We have given the money to School to put towards the new wooden play equipment on the field.
Thank you to everyone who supported us, whether in terms of preparation, manning a stall, baking cakes, donating raffle prizes or spending your money on the day. A special thank you goes to Liam and Tilly’s Mummy, Kelly, for bringing the ponies, and to Maddie and Max’s Granny, Julie, for bringing the tractor for the children (and the Dads!) to explore.
We have more FOES events planned before Christmas, with the first two being a Pumpkin Decorating Competition and a Halloween Disco for the children on Friday 22 October. Look out for flyers in book bags over the next couple of weeks.
Our ability to put on fund raising events and activities for the children is reliant upon parents and carers volunteering their time for FOES. If you would like to join us raising additional funding and putting on fun activities for the children, either as a Committee member or a helping hand for one of our events, please approach Katie, Erin or Annabel in the playground or email Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
The FOES Team
Further to FOES update a few weeks ago and as we have some new families in the school, it seems a good time to mention the School’s ‘easy fund raising’ page.
Eastling School has signed up to easy fundraising. Shopping online via easy fundraising be it via their app or their website raises money for our School. It costs you nothing except a couple of minutes of your time.
So, if like me you enjoy the convenience of internet shopping, please drop the link below into your internet browser and sign up to raise money for our School. The link will take you to the page showing you how to set up. Once set up all you need to do is remember to access your desired shop via the page, it’s as simple as that, easy fundraising do the rest.
Welcome to Friends of Eastling School (FOES).
We are a registered charity, run by a committee of parents. Our main purpose is to raise money which can be used towards extra educational resources for the pupils. Suggestions on how to spend it usually come from the School and those decisions are then made by the FOES committee.
We currently run approximately 8 events per year, some of which are purely for the children’s enjoyment (such as the discos) and some of which are primarily to raise money for the School. Our flagship fundraising event is the School’s Summer Fete, held on the first Sunday in July in the School grounds. The 2018 Fete raised a huge £2,800, which for a School of our size is pretty impressive.
All money raised by FOES over the School year goes back into events, activities and resources for the children. Last year, we contributed £3,000 to the renovation of the School Library and we also purchased some tents for pupils to use for camping on the School field. Previously, FOES has bought Kindles, playground equipment and even a cooker for the pupils to use! This School year, we have already committed some funds to be used on educational trips.
If you would like to join the FOES committee or just help out at certain events as a “helping hand”, please do approach one of the FOES members on the playground or get in touch via the School Office. We meet once a month, usually in a pub, for an informal discussion on planning events and thinking up new ideas. All new members would be very welcome!