The “Friends of Whitchurch Primary School” is group of people who organise fun events and activities to raise money for the school. As parents you are automatically a member of a Friends Association, but you don’t have to be a parent or a teacher to be involved. Anybody can get involved and be a member of a Friends Association.
We are friendly, open and always welcome new members.
We are a registered charity and have 4 compulsory members which are elected annually at the AGM. The posts are held for the current year 2018/2019 by:
|Sophie Waite||Vice Chair|
|Clare Ashton||General Member|
|Amy Barker||General Member|
|Sian Barr||General Member|
|Faye Brown||General Member|
|Vicky Brown||General Member|
|Michelle Bruce||General Member|
|Jen Farrand||General Member|
|Nancy Judge||General Member|
We meet in the school once every half term and have additional meetings to organise large events. These meetings are open to everyone and we would like as many people as possible to attend. We are very reliant on support from parents to help organise and run events and we appreciate all offers of help no matter how small.
Details of events, meetings and other news are also published via School Matters or the FOWPS newsletter. If you want to keep up to date with all the latest news you can ‘Like’ us on Facebook FOWPS Whitchurch, Hampshire or email FOWPS@whitchurch.hants.sch.uk if you would like to be included on our mailing list or become more involved in FOWPS. We have an excellent relationship with the staff and Governors. This helps to promote a positive whole school community spirit of working together to ensure our children’s needs are met.
If you are unable to help due to time constraints you can support the school in other ways. If you shop online, then you can easily raise funds for the school, without it costing you a penny! Just use the website below to access your usual retailers:
If you already shop with stores such as NEXT, Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, DELL, Dixons, Expedia, Argos, Debenhams, then simply use the links provided on the easyfundraising site when you shop and the school will automatically receive a donation of up to 15% of your spend, plus you can benefit from their regular competitions.
All you need to do is log on to the website, register for free and then follow the links to continue shopping with your favourite retailers. Please ensure that you nominate FOWPS Hampshire as your chosen charity, as there is another Whitchurch Primary School/FOWPS.
Check with your company if you can match fund any FOWPS event and help DOUBLE the money for our children. Many companies take part, including Barclays, Capgemini, DeLaRue, Debenhams, HSBC, IBM, J Sainsbury plc, M&S, Microsoft, Southern Electric, Vodafone, Tesco PLUS MANY MORE! Contact FOWPS@whitchurch.hants.sch.uk for more information.
You can donate to FOWPS by clicking here:
(make sure you have selected the correct Whitchurch CE Primary School) – there’s more than one out there!