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FOBS

FOBS is a registered charity ( Registered Charity No. 1067838 ) which aims to enhance the school’s resources by raising funds for school equipment, activities and outings. Parents and teachers get together and organise social and fund-raising events throughout the school year. The events are varied and provide an opportunity for families to meet and have fun, whilst helping to support the school. In recent years FOBS has provided the school with a wide range of resources for each classroom, IT equipment and books.

Currently we are raising funds to give the school the means to teach more outside in our wonderful grounds. Research has shown that children can often engage better when taken out of the confines of a classroom and that being outside improves pupils sense of well-being. We would like to erect a wooden gazebo large enough to accommodate 30 pupils with seating and overhead cover. FOBS is a wonderful opportunity for parents and teachers to work together and improve the resources that will help our children develop. New parents are always welcome to join and share any fund raising ideas. We are a growing school but are still relativity small so all support is always much appreciated. If you are interested in coming along, see below for the date of our next meeting, or contact the school.

Fund Raising

There are a several easy ways to support us to raise much needed funds for the school.

  • Come along to one of our FOBS events – Events are listed on the School Calendar
  • Easy Fundraising
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    Help support us: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofbeningtonschool/

  • Amazon smile
    Another great way to support the school is to switch from using the amazon main site to www.ssmilemile.amazon.co.uk  and we will receive a donation every time you shop with Amazon. Simply choose your cause to support as Friends of Benington School.

  • Bags2School
    • Making money out of old clothes surely that is not possible ??  Well it is.  We have 3 collections from Bags to school per year of clothing and other textile materials so if you are having a sort out we need your donations.
    • There is a collection box on the playground near the green shed opposite the mobile classroom (Beech Class)
    • Simply pop your bags of unwanted clothing in there at any point and they will be collected at our next collection.
    • Check out this link to Bags 2 school to see what items they take and spread the word to neighbours friends and family the more bags we collect the more money we make.

Trustees

Chairperson – Joanne Jaques
Vice-chair – Rob Battell
Treasurer –Claire Vigus
Secretary – Guy Jaques

We also are supported by a number of non-trustee members included Neil Youngman, Matt Standbrook, Leigh-Ann Barber and Amanda Ramirez and a regular team of helpers.

We would like to welcome all new members and look forward to arranging more fundraising events this term.

As always any ideas, help and assistance, even if you are not on the committee, are always welcome.

If you would like any further information on any of our events or have any questions please speak to one of the FOBS members, your parent representative or email beningtonfobs@gmail.com