Friends (FADs)

"All the teachers are friendly and help you when you are stuck." - ~Millie

FADs

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the school and introduce you to FADS (Friends of Alburgh with Denton).

As soon as your child joins the school, you and your family automatically become a member of FADS. We welcome all parents to be involved and the great thing is you don't have to join the committee to help! Whether you have fundraising ideas, enjoy baking or would like to serve drinks at our next event you can join in as much or as little as you like....

We have a FADs Facebook page which we welcome all our new parents to request and join. This provides a supportive network, as well as information about upcoming events, for those times where you forget about an upcoming trip or a non-uniform day!

Over the last year FADS have raised (Please interject figures from treasurers report) through events which included;

Easter Bingo

Cheese and Wine Evening

Summer Fun Day

In addition, monies have been raised through designing and selling tea towels and Christmas cards, which all the children enjoy.

Letters have been sent to charities/organisations for pledges and donations towards funding desperately needed IT equipment for the school. This has been very successful and so far £750 have been raised for this purpose.

The following is an example of what has been spent by FADs:

  • Coaches provided for Whole School Trip to Pensthorpe (please interject exact figure spent)
  • Christmas presents (please interject exact figure spent)
  • Christmas Party (Please interject exact figure spent)
  • Leavers Gifts (Please interject exact figure spent)
  • Easter Gifts (Please interject exact figure spent)

Our Accounts are verified by Mr. Andrew Brookes, who acts as an independent examiner for our association.

We are a member of the NCPTA and a registered charity (No. 1106027)

 

Chairperson: Vacant

Vice Chair: Gemma Powell

Treasurer: Melonie Bussey

Secretary: Marie Seymour

As you can see, our Chairperson role needs to be filled, due to our current Chairperson stepping down this September. Therefore, please contact the school office if you would be interested in discussing this further.

There are two main ways of getting involved and supporting FADS.

Firstly, we have regular meetings to organise events, which are open to everyone and which are advertised on the school notice board, as well as ParentMail, and FADs facebook page. Our events are only made possible by having lots of helpers and we make it as easy as possible for you to get involved, in as little or as much as you would like.

Secondly, our events are only successful if parents, carers, teachers and governors attend them. There are lots of different events aimed at children, families and adults, so please keep an eye out for these upcoming events over the next academic year.

We look forward to seeing you and for your support over the coming year.

Get Involved

There are two main ways of getting involved and supporting FADS.

Firstly, we have regular meetings to organise events, which are open to all friends of the school and advertised on the school notice board. Our events are only made possible by having lots of helpers and we make it as easy as possible for you to get involved.

Secondly, our events are only successful if parents, carers, teachers and governors attend them. There are lots of different events aimed at children, families and adults.

We look forward to your support over the coming year.

FADS NEWS