Welcome to F@SH (Friends at Surrey Hills School)!
What is F@SH?
F@SH is a registered charity which raises money to directly support our children’s school.
Who’s in F@SH?
All parents and carers of children at Surrey Hills Primary School are automatically a member of F@SH. You can get involved by coming along to our meetings, help on a stall for an event, bake a cake or do something else that helps raise money for the school. We also involve the school governors, teachers and wider community members.
What does F@SH do?
We organise fundraising events and activities, which not only help to raise vital funds to support the school and advance the extra-curricular, cultural and social development of our children. It is also a great opportunity for the parents, teachers and friends of the school to get to know each other and raise funds, all for a good cause!
What have F@SH done?
Some of the events we run include the hugely popular Teddy Bears Picnic held at the Abinger Hammer Stream, Christmas Fair and the School Disco. Funds raised from these events have supported the school in purchasing tablets for IT, sports equipment, books and art, music and cultural workshops, which all enhance your child’s experience at school.
F@SH contributed a huge £18K to Surrey Hills Primary School last year (2015-2016). This included £10K on 64 tablets for the children to be used across both the Westcott and Abinger sites, £6K on new school lockers, £780 on a Mini Moo art cow that the children designed to promote the school and £600 on an invaluable Cyber Bullying Workshop that all the children took part in.
Our 2016-2017 figures are available.
Come along to find out how we've done this year and what our plans are for next year.
We take this opportunity to welcome you to our next meeting!
The F@SH Committee
The F@SH Committee are all parents of children at Surrey Hills Primary School and meet once a term to plan fundraising events.
Co-Chairs: Tracey Morris and Vere Perry
Co-Secretaries: Ekpen Coates and Sandra Clack
Treasurer: Rebecca Banyard
The Committee are always open to new social and fundraising ideas and welcome helpers for one off events as and when you have the time. As the saying goes “many hands make light work.”
If you would like to get involved please contact a member of the team on:
*Please join our Facebook group to keep up to date with our fundraising news, find out when our meetings are, how you can get involved in the events and receive helpful reminders for school events and dress up days. Contact us to request access to this private Facebook group*
F@SH Calendar 2018
- School Disco - 9th February 2018
- Easter Cake Sale – 29th March 2018
- EYFS & KS1 Movie Night - 27th April 2018
- Teddy Bears Picnic – 7th May 2018
- Mud Kids Mud Run - 20th April 2018
- WESTFEST – 8th July 2018
Teddy Bears Picnic - Abinger Hammer stream
The Teddy Bears Picnic is held at the Abinger Hammer stream on the first May bank holiday every year.
This historical event has been going for more than 30 years and F@SH have been involved for the last five years.
The Teddy Bears Picnic is F@SH’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It makes more than half of the annual funds raised by F@SH in this one event. Therefore, it is imperative that we get as many of our school community donating, helping on the day and attending as possible.
On the day there are lots of attractions for the entire family. Favourites include, the teddy bear competition, coconut shy, Poohsticks, duck races, bouncy castles, children and adults tombola and lots of games to keep the older children busy.
Please follow us on: www.facebook.com/teddybearspicnicabingerhammer
Co-ordinators: Hannah Livingstone-Dunn and Carole Murray
Other ways you can easily help F@SH raise funds
If you do your shopping online, you can use easyfundraising which is an online shopping directory listing many popular online stores including John Lewis, Amazon, thetrainline, Sainsbury's etc. Just use the links whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we'll receive a free donation of up to 15% from every purchase you make. It really is that simple!
Sign up for free here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/surreyhills/
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Look out for the cash-back symbols on every product. These will tell you how much cash-back our school will receive from your purchase.
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