Friends of Barrington School (FOBS) is a registered charity made up of parents so we are able to reclaim tax on cash donations. Every penny raised is spent on improving the learning, sports or leisure facilities available to our children. We always welcome new parents to get involved and bring their party planning expertise and their ideas for fundraising.
Katy Barker and Liz Todd are Co-Chairs of FOBS.
Class representatives are:
Class 1 Carys Jackson.
Class 2 Sally Perkins.
Class 3 Sophie Whiffen.
Class 4 Rowena Gardiner.
Carys will also lead the gardening project. Jane Baker will be the FOBS liaison governor.
The FOBS committee is made up of parents and teachers who volunteer to be on the committee for a year when we have our Annual General Meeting in September. Thereafter we meet about once every half term usually very informally in a committee member’s home over coffee and biscuits!
If anyone feels that they are too busy to be on the committee but would still like to help out whenever possible, we keep a ‘helpers list’ of those who don’t mind being called upon to help serve tea and mince pies perhaps after the Christmas concert or to do a stint on a stall at our annual fete in the Summer.
‘FOBS’ aims to raise money to provide the school with ‘extras’ not provided by the Local Education Authority, and also to organise social events so that the families and friends of the school can get together and enjoy themselves without the emphasis always necessarily being on fund-raising.
We depend upon the support and involvement of our parents for our success and are very grateful for the help and commitment given by those who have helped both during this year and in previous years. We would also be really pleased to welcome new members of FOBS and hear your ideas and suggestions for our future.
Please check out the Easy Fundraising website where you can register to support us, and then you will have access to all the web widgets and codes. There is also a new facility on there which is a search engine page. It's powered by Yahoo so it's a decent search, and for every search you make from it you generate half a penny.
Our next events will be:
Bingo on 21st April at Barrington Social Club
Wine tasting on 12th May at Barrington Hall
The Circus at 1pm on 14th May in Shepreth
Summer Fun Day 1st July at school