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Friends of White Court School

FRIENDS OF WHITE COURT SCHOOL

 

We have had so much fun organising the events for you and your children, and with your help and support, and the support of all the volunteers, caretakers, teaching and office staff, we have managed to raise an incredible £10,003, which considering the crazy year we've had, we think this is an amazing total - THANK YOU.

 

The money raised will be going towards replacing the school's ICT equipment and much-needed classroom resources for each year group and much more.

 

THANK YOU! We can't do any of our events without your help and support.

 

Huge thank you to the ladies that help keep FoWCS going each year!

WHO WE ARE

 

The Friends of White Court School (FoWCS) is a registered charity run by volunteers to raise much-needed funds for our school. We help organise and deliver a number of events and initiatives throughout the year with lots of support from other parents, family members and school staff.

We will always happily welcome support from new and old volunteers! If you would like to find out more about FoWCS, please take a look at our newsletter or you can keep up to date via the Facebook page.

 

The new elected committee for 2019-2020 are:

Kelly Ambrose - Chair

Danielle Matheou - Vice Chair

Charly Scudder - Treasurer

Niki Cook – Secretary/Social Media Manager

Bev Price – Refreshments Manager

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

If you would like to find out more about FoWCS, please take a look at our newsletter or you can keep up to date via the Facebook page.

Our social media pages are:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FundraiserFoWCS/
Instagram: friendsofwhitecourtschool
Twitter: FOWCS1

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

 

We are always in need of extra help, so if you’d like to help in anyway please get in touch with the team by email or via our Facebook.

AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

Whether it is helping at an event, delivering leaflets, baking cakes, every hour you can spare is very much appreciated.

 

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

You can also get involved not just by volunteering but by taking part in:

  • The easy fundraising initiative, simply register with them (www.easyfundraising.org.uk) and select our school as your preference and next time you shop online with a huge range of retailers White Court School will receive cash back. Raise funds for White Court School by shopping through www.easyfundraising.org.uk

 

  • AmazonSmile is a fund-raising method where you can shop on Amazon normally with the same products, prices and shopping features but with using AmazonSmile they will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of any AmazonSmile eligible product.  Smile.amazon.co.uk

 

  • Co-op Community Cards. Do you shop in the Co-op in Great Notley? If you do please sign up to our Community Card scheme. Every time you show your card whilst shopping FoWCS receive points and every 1000 points equals £5. If you’d like a Co-op Community Card please contact us.
  • StilkinsStikins ® name labels are made of an advanced material; all you have to do is stick them onto the wash-care label of clothes. They are a one-size, multipurpose label, which can also be used on school items such as shoes, plastic boxes, water bottles, pencil cases etc. Each order placed quoting the school reference number (2537) will provide the school with 30% commission. If you use this link to order your labels online, the number is filled in automatically for you! www.stikins.co.uk

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus situation, we are extremely sad to say that our usual calendar of events will not be available at the moment, but we are hoping to announce some exciting fundraising activities soon. 

 

AGM - Monday 28th September 1:30pm at the school. All welcome.

 

FoWCS play a vital part in the school community and all parents, as members of FoWCS, are invited to support the AGM. This is your chance to hear and see how the funds you have helped to raise have been used for the benefit of the children at our school.

The AGM is also an opportunity for you to elect the FoWCS committee, who represent the association throughout the forthcoming year. Nominations should be sent in advance of the AGM for anyone wishing to stand as an officer or committee member, for the first time. Existing committee members wishing to stand for re-election do not have to be nominated again but should inform FoWCS of their intention to stay in their role. Please submit any nominations to FoWCS@outlook.com before the 21st of September stating the nominee and the position you would like to put them forward for. (Please note we will contact the nominee to confirm that they would like to be involved).

If you would like any further information about being a committee member, please speak to Kelly Ambrose or contact us via our Facebook page or FoWCS@outlook.com. As our PTA is a registered charity, all committee members automatically become trustees of the charity. Before submitting your nomination form, please read the Charity Commission publication ‘The Essential Trustee – What you need to know (CC3)’.

 

CONTACT US

If you want to get involved or have any questions, queries or suggestions please contact us:

General enquiries – FoWCS@outlook.com

Kelly Ambrose (Chair) – kelly.ambrose-FoWCS@outlook.com

Charly Scudder (Treasurer) – charly.scudder-FoWCS@outlook.com

Danielle Matheou (Vice-Chair) – Danielle.matheou-fowcs@outlook.com

Niki Cook (Secretary/Social Media Manager) – niki.cook-fowcs@outlook.com

Bev Price – bev.price-FoWCS@outlook.com

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FundraiserFoWCS

REGULAR MEETINGS

 

We try and meet the first Friday of the month at the Prince Louis at 1:30pm, but please check our Facebook page for updates and changes.

DUE TO COVID WE ARE MEETING ON THE VILLAGE GREEN NEAR THE PRINCE LOUIS - BRING A CHAIR AND A CUPPA.

 

AGM 2019-2020

 

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held 25th September 2019, where the new 2019-2020 committee was elected and we discussed the previous year’s successes and planned the following year.  The 2020 AGM date will be announced in July.

 

Please find the following documents below:

  • AGM Minutes
  • Chair report
  • Treasurer report
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