Spring 2019 Newsletter

The Friends of St Mary’s Primary School would like to thank all families for their support so far this school year.

Our sole aim as a charity is to raise money to benefit the school and it’s pupils.

Special thanks go to Zoe Newsom who ran a sponsored 10k for Friends of St Mary’s back in October, and to all of those who sponsored her.

Thank you to everyone who bought the charity Christmas Cards, and to the teachers who assisted the children with the artwork.

The magic show & school discos were well supported in November, with the children having lots of fun. Thank you to the parents who brought their children along, and to the teachers & volunteers who helped to run the discos.

The Christmas fair was a huge success, being well attended, and well supported by local companies with their donations of raffle prizes. Also, massive thanks for families for donating toys, books, baked good, chocolate etc.

Our Christmas Shop was well attended by the children buying gifts for their friends and family members. We hope they chose you some lovely gifts!

We set up charity giving via the Amazon Smile scheme. Thank you to everyone who has linked their Amazon account to Friends of St Mary’s. Remember that this is ongoing, and you can raise money for Friends of St Mary’s with most Amazon purchases that you make.

Donations made to school

As a result of this amazing fundraising, the Friends of St Mary’s have been able to make a sizeable donation to the school, which will be spent on new laptops and tablets. These are important educational resources which will benefit all of the children at St Mary’s.

We also have made donations towards the costs of school trips, and learning experiences in school, and will continue to do this throughout the school year.

Going forward, our major fundraising efforts will be towards performing arts equipment for the school.

Without your support none of these donations would have been possible. So, THANK YOU to each and every one of you who supports what we do.

How can you support Friends of St Mary’s?

Please continue to support all of the events that we organise

We’re always looking for people to help out at events, or to join the Friends as a regular volunteer. If you’d like to know more, please email

Does the company that you work for offer Match Funding? If so, please get in touch as this can make a massive difference to the amounts that we’re able to raise. We can help you with a letter to send to your employer if necessary.

Sign up to Amazon Smile for donations to Friends of St Mary’s at no cost to yourself.

Let us know what events you’d like us to organise.


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