FRIENDS OF WHITE COURT SCHOOL
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 2020-21 are:
Kelly Ambrose - Chair
Danielle Matheou - Vice Chair
Charly Scudder - Treasurer
Niki Cook – Secretary/Social Media Manager
Jennie Hewitt - Refreshments Manager
Chloe Padgett - Teddy Manager
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:
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
- Stilkins - Stikins ® 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
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 - Week commencing 20th September 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 13th 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)’.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Niki Cook (Secretary/Social Media Manager) – email@example.com
Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FundraiserFoWCS
Please check our Facebook page for details of the next meeting. Come along and say hi!
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held 28th September 2020, where the new 2020-2021 committee was elected and we discussed the previous year’s successes and planned the following year. The 2021 AGM date will be announced in July.
Please find the following documents below:
- AGM Minutes
- Chair report
- Treasurer report