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 All Saints 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, Santa's Grotto and the School Disco. In recent years, funds raised from these events have provided a fantastic outside theatre area at Abinger site, an all weather running track at Westcott site, equipment for forest school, IT equipment, sports equipment, books and art, music and cultural workshops, which all enhance your child’s experience at school.
F@SH contributed over £35K to Surrey Hills Primary School in the last 3 years. This included £4.5K on canopies at the Abinger site to allow the children to learn outside whatever the weather, £1500 for an outdoor table tennis table at Westcott site, £25K for an all weather running track at Westcott site and £2.9K on a woodland staging for Abinger children to perform to their friends.
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.
Chair: Ekpen Coates
Treasurer: Becky Banyard
Committee: Cliodhna Kennedy
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.”
We are looking for a new Chair and Treasurer for F@SH so 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 2021-2022
- Nearly New Children's Clothes Sale - 13th Nov 2021
- Santa's Grotto - Dec 2021
- Teddy Bears Picnic – May 2022
- Abinger Medieval Fair - June 2022
- WestFEST – June 2022
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 eight 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, duck races, bouncy castles, children and adults tombola and lots of games to keep the older children busy.
Please follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/Teddy-Bears-Picnic-Abinger-Hammer-107450357588429/
We are currently looking for new co-ordinators for the Teddy Bears Picnic 2022. If you have a passion for even planning or have a family friend that would like to support the school by coordinating this amazing event then please get in touch with the F@SH team.
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, 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/
F@SH are also registered with Amazon smile so go to http://smile.amazon.co.uk and select "Friends At Surrey Hills School" as your chosen charity and everytime you make a purchase F@SH will receive a donation from amazon.