The ‘Friends of Yealand School’ are mainly parents/ carers and staff of the school. We meet once every half term to consider events and opportunities and raise funds for the school. Regular events include the Summer Fete and BBQ, but we are always looking for new ideas and opportunities. Money raise supports various activities including the purchase of books, classroom and outdoor equipment, visits for the children and help to ensure that the resources are available to maximise opportunities for learning.
Chair- Veronica Waller
Secretary- Alyson Eglington
Treasurer- Mark Robinson
The current Chair (Veronica) and Secretary (Alyson) have children who are in Year 6 and Year 3 and over the next year we want more parents, particularly from KS1, to get involved with the Friends so we can handover to the next generation by the start of next year. Please think about whether you could offer to help with Friends and possibly stand as an officeholder – even if it to shadow us over the next 12 months. We would also like fresh ideas for fundraising, events and items you would like your funds spent on.
Last year we raised a fabulous £2,659 from events which included the jumble sale and summer fair, raffles and refreshments at the school productions, running the tombola at Silverdale Food Festival and holding a bingo evening. Out of this we have paid for a new shelving unit in Robin Class, tickets for the whole school to see Shrek the musical at Christmas, transport for school trips where there are too many children for the minibus, a contribution towards the costs of running the school minibus, the Year 6 leavers gifts and end of term party and most recently some books for reception and a play castle.
Raise funds for School
The Friends of Yealand School through its membership to PTA-UK, have set up a fundraising page: easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/yealandprimary/
If you shop online occasionally or regularly, you can logon to easyfundraising.org,uk and search for Yealand CE Primary School Carnforth, where you can then raise funds for the school at no extra cost to yourself.
There are over 2000 retailers registered on there and when you buy goods from them they donate cash to our school.
There is also a toolbar called Find and Remind which you can download, so whenever you search for something on line, if that company is registered, the toolbar will remind you to shop through the website, you don’t need to log off, once downloaded it is just one click on the tool bar.
Happy shopping and even happier free fundraising.