Friends of Village Primary School is a charitable association. Our money comes from fund raising events and direct donations. All of the money we raise is spent on the school and giving the children memorable experiences. If you would like to make a regular or one-off donation to us, please email us at mail@FriendsOfVillage.org.uk. Alternatively, leave your details at reception or with a member of staff on the gate and we'll get in touch with you.
We also try to directly source (free or cheaply) things for our fairs and items the school may use, like books for the school library. If you would like to make a non-cash donation, please click here to see some of the things we are on the look out for.
Spending is decided by our committee. We were only formed a few months ago, but we have already started to make use of some of the money we have raised. There are 4 main areas where we look at our spending options:
1) Special events. The 2021 Halloween Disco and part of the Magical Christmas experience were funded by us.
2) Educational items to supplement lessons or after school clubs. We have already donated over 100 library books to the school and some pretend play toys for the nursery.
3) Fund raising items. This includes smaller things like raffle books and cake ingredients for fairs, but we are also looking at possible options that we can re-use regularly like disco lights, popcorn machines and bingo machines.
4) Longer-term bigger projects. We haven't discussed any in detail yet, but an example would be more outdoor playground equipment.
If you have any suggestions on how you think the money we raise should be spent, please feel free to get in touch.