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Friends of Hoole St Michael
Friends of Hoole St Michael
Registered charity number: 1125293
Who we are
We are a group of parents, carers, staff, governors, grandparents, relatives and members of the community who voluntarily support the school by hosting a number of events throughout the academic year in order to raise money to enhance the overall learning experience of our children.
Our members and helpers consist of people of all ages – from former pupils to retirees, and from a range of backgrounds.
Examples of our events
Some of our regular events include:
Christmas and summer fairs
Serving refreshments, such as during the infant nativity performances
Family games nights
Ground force days
We welcome any ideas or offers of support and assistance in the planning and running of events.
How you can help
There are many ways in which you can help. If you feel that you could do any of the following, whether frequently or just occasionally, please let us know.
Baking Attending meetings Manning a stall
Donating prizes Providing match-funding
Organising events Offering your expertise Supervising at events
Businesses who regularly support us
We are extremely grateful for the help and support offered by the following businesses:
Barclays Bank plc
C & C Machinery
D & A Burney and Sons
Embleys Nurseries & Restaurant
Guy Wakeling Jewellery
John Keith Photography
Make Up and Beauty by Sarah Flowers
Mark Stephens Kitchen Designs
Pete Burns Photography
Procter & Gamble
The Old Bakery, Bretherton
Please contact us if the business you own or work for may be able to help us. You may be part of a company that offers match-funding – please see the following link for more information: http://www.uws.n-yorks.sch.uk/Match%20Funding%20Document.pdf
Examples of items we fund
We regularly fund a variety of resources, experiences and facilities. We work closely with school staff and pupil groups to ensure the pupils are getting the maximum benefit from our funds.
We fund the following on a regular basis:
· Transport costs for school trips – we pay the cost of the coach hire in full to enable every class to experience at least one school trip per year;
· New starters’ gifts for the Reception classroom, such as the sofa used in the reading corner;
· A gift for each child from Father Christmas when he visits on Party Day;
· Gardening equipment and plants;
· A leaving gift for each of the Y6 pupils.
In recent years, we have also funded the following features, to name a few:
· A new playground at the back of the school to provide more playing space and enable pupils to take part in a variety of sports;
· A new potting shed, allowing Gardening Club to take place in all weathers;
· A contemplation bench in memory of former pupil, Georgina Callander.
A public overview of our charity, including a financial summary, can be found at: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1125293&SubsidiaryNumber=0
If you would like any more information about our organisation or to offer your support, please contact us via our Facebook page, speak to school staff or have a word with Helen Cooper / Kerry Hayes on the school playground.
An example of some of the generously donated goodies we are able to sell at our events.
One of our many well-stocked tombola stalls, thanks to the generosity of our parents, carers and Procter & Gamble.
Staff and pupils enjoying themselves at our festive disco - December 2016.
Some of our members receiving the 3rd place award in the village scarecrow competition - May 2017.