Friends of Holbeach

Friends of Holbeach

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Who are the Friends of Holbeach?

You are! All staff, parents and carers are automatically part of the Friends of Holbeach, and we need your help!

Friends of Holbeach (FoH) is a charitable organisation that raises funds to support Holbeach Primary School and is run exclusively by volunteers like you – parents, carers and other members of the local community.

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Here’s a photo of the current FoH Committee. We don’t think we look like a particularly representative sample of the school community. What do you think? We’d like your help to change that.

Any and all support makes a difference. We know everyone is busy but even a small amount of your time can make a big difference! You can contact us using the links below, ask around in the playground, attend one of our regular meetings or events or simply donate by clicking on the button below.

Contact Us

Email: friendsofholbeach@gmail.com

Facebook: Friends of Holbeach School

Twitter: @HolbeachFriends

F.O.H Calendar of Events for 2021/22

We have lots planned for the year ahead; here are some of the dates agreed so far. If you have time to help at these events, great, but you can support us by just coming along! Buy a cake from the bake sale, bring your children along to the disco, donate a raffle prize, enjoy a burger and a game of Hook a Duck at the Summer Fair!

Upcoming Events
Event When is it?
Friends of Holbeach Family Film Club – First event Friday 26th November 2021 (we’ve rented a 60 seat screen in Catford Mews from 3.45pm. Tickets and further details to come.)
Christmas Jumper sale Friday 3rd December – after school
Christmas Jamboree Wednesday 15th December 2021 – after school
Friends of Holbeach Family Film Club Friday 28th January 2022 (we’ve rented a 60 seat screen in Catford Mews from 3.45pm. Tickets and further details to come.)
Play Street – closure of Doggett Road with cake sale Friday 4th February 2022
Friends of Holbeach – Coffee Morning 9am (Catford Mews) Friday 25th February 2022
Play Street – closure of Doggett Road with book sale Thursday 3rd March 2022
Spring School disco Friday 22nd April 2022 (Nursery, Reception, Year 1 – 4pm – 5pm; Year 2, 3, 4 : 5.15pm – 6.30pm; Year 5, 6: 6:45pm – 8pm)
Coffee Morning at Compound Coffee, Catford Mews Friday 29th April 2022 at 9am
FoH Meeting (School House) Wednesday 4th May 2022 – 8pm
Play Street – Cakes and Snacks of the World (Doggett Rd) Friday 6th May 2022 at 3:20pm
Fundraiser Bike Ride and Family Picnic Sunday 8th May 2022 at 9am
FoH Fun Run and Family Picnic Saturday 21st May 2022 at 10am
Coffee Morning at Compound Coffee, Catford Mews Monday 23rd May 2022 at 9am
Play Street – Table Top Sale (Doggett Rd) Friday 10th June 2022 at 3:20pm
Summer Fair Saturday 2nd July 2022 – 12pm-3pm
Big Half Marathon Sunday 4th September 2022
Spooky Disco Friday 14th October 2022
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What we do

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The money we raise directly supports our children’s learning by subsidising all educational visits and helping to purchase equipment as requested by the school.

This year, 2021/22 our top 3 fundraising goals are:
1. Subsidising educational visits
2. Funding the purchase of musical instruments for the school
3. Funding changes to the playground to expand the provision of P.E.

In addition to vital fund-raising, the events we organise get the children involved in projects outside the classroom and give them a real sense of pride and belonging in their school community.

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We organise events throughout the school year, including bake sales, a Christmas jamboree, school discos and the ever-popular Summer Fair. We rely on generous donations of time, energy and resources from all corners of the school community to make these events successful.

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We also offer support to the school in various other ways– for example in helping with the planting and green spaces in the playground, providing snacks for the nursery classes, purchasing leavers gifts for out-going Year 6 children, and filming the Christmas shows.

FoH also exists to help parents and carers meet, share ideas and concerns, socialise and have fun and, above all, become a visible and positive presence in our children’s experience of school.

This year we hope to run more events for parents to get to know each other and have fun outside of school. In addition to a Book Club, Fun Run, and Big Half running event we’re looking at starting Dance Classes, a Cinema Club and a sponsored bike ride. We hope to have many more social events like Pizza and Quiz Nights in 2022. If you have any other ideas, please let us know.

2021/22 Committee

Co-Chairs – Hannah Williams & Michael McDermott
Treasurer: Natasha Newbery
Secretary: Rosie McIntosh
Committee members – Sarah Barnsbury, Julia Billington, Molly Dunn, Paula Farley, Maria Green, Claire Marks, Lara Moss

Registered charity number: 1073532

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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for Holbeach Primary School?
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There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Holbeach to say thank you for shopping with them.

It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything. There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

All you have to do is:
1. Go to FOH fundraising page:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofholbeach/

2. Sign up for free

3. Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to FOH. It couldn’t be easier!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.