Friends of St Werburgh’s
WHO ARE FRIENDS OF ST WERBURGH’S PRIMARY?
Friends of St Werburgh’s Primary (FSWP) is the school’s Parent Teacher Association. You automatically become part of this community when your child starts at the school, though it’s up to you to decide how involved you would like to be!
There is a FSWP Committee which is managed by a volunteer Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary and each year at the AGM all members of the FSWP community are invited to stand for these roles.
Friends of St Werburgh’s Primary is a registered charity (charity number 1185396).
WHAT DO WE DO?
We organise fundraising events at the school such as car boot sales, film nights, summer and festive fairs, cake sales, discos and much more.
All money raised via these events is invested into funding educationally enriching projects that the school would not otherwise be able to afford. Recently this has included subsidising experiences like Books at Bedtime, our annual Play Day and exciting school trips, and paying for resources such as playground equipment, library books and enhancements to the school buildings.
As well as raising much-needed funds, our fun social events aim to bring together and support our wonderfully diverse community of pupils, parents, carers, staff and neighbours. It’s a great way to make friends, for children and adults alike!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please help FSWP raise as much money as possible for our wonderful school by supporting our events. This could be as simple as just coming along! Or you could distribute flyers, bake a cake, donate a raffle prize, help on a stall and lots more besides.
Parents and carers are welcome to attend FSWP Committee meetings where upcoming event plans and funding priorities are discussed. These take place at the school one evening every couple of months throughout the academic year (see ‘Fundraiser & Meeting Dates’ below for details).
Each year we recruit a team of parent / carer Class Reps who help promote our fundraising goals within the school community. If you are interested in this volunteer role, please see ‘Class Reps’ section below for more details.
Your ideas, skills, energy and time can make a HUGE difference to our fundraising success and all help is truly appreciated! If you would like to volunteer or help in some other way, please do get in touch.
KEEP UP TO DATE
Please like our Facebook page for updates about our events, meetings and what help is needed: www.facebook.com/FriendsOfStWerburghsPrimary. Also keep an eye out for FSWP news in school newsletters and emails.
GET IN TOUCH
If you have any questions about our fundraising activity or would like to help in any way, please contact Jack Thompson (Chair of FSWP): firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also speak to your Class Rep who will pass your message on to the FSWP committee.
FUNDRAISER & MEETING DATES
The FSWP fundraiser and meeting dates for 2021/22 are TBC and will be updated shortly.
Our Class Reps are a crack team of friendly folk who provide a link between the FSWP PTA committee and parents / carers. They work wonders motivating families in their respective classes to get involved in our fundraising missions. Please get in touch if you’re unsure who your Class Rep is and would like to know.
If you’re interested in volunteering as a Class Rep, please check out our Class Rep Role information and get in touch to discuss further.
RAISE FUNDS FOR THE PTA WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE
If you shop online, you can help raise FREE MONEY for St Werburgh’s Primary with just a couple of minutes of your time!
Simply sign up to The Giving Machine and we’ll receive a donation from participating online retailers each time you shop with them. It’s quick and simple to sign up and all proceeds will help fund those enriching extras our children enjoy (trips, books, playground equipment etc) that the school wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.
How to get started:
1) For your computer, go to www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/st-werburghs-primary-school62090. Once you’ve signed up, make sure you install the ‘Shop&Give’ reminder (an alert that pops up on participating websites to confirm they’ll make a donation if you complete a purchase).
2) For smartphones, download the ‘Shop&Give’ app then sign up / in. Our quick sign up code is 62090.
3) If you shop via a computer and your phone, please set up both to maximise donations.
4) Please ask relatives and friends who shop online to sign up and support us too.
RAISE FUNDS FOR THE PTA VIA YOUR WORKPLACE
Many employers offer Match Funding / Giving as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme. This means they will financially match any funds raised at a charity event that their employee has been supporting (e.g. you’ve helped run a stall at one of our fundraisers).
If your employer has a scheme like this in place, please get in touch to discuss what opportunities might be possible.