FOWPS Events and Fundraising
The FOWPS committee arranges a variety of events each year. The main fundraising activities are the Christmas and Summer Fayres, but there are also events to celebrate Mothers Day and Fathers Day. FOWPS also arranges an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade for the children, twice-yearly discos and a Secret Santa, and provides support such as teas, soft drinks and food at other School functions.
There is always a need for helpers at events and parents and carers who can offer their time are encouraged to speak to a member of the committee. Good ideas for fundraising activities are also always welcome!
The various events normally raise about £4,500 each year for FOWPS’ funds. In addition, we have been very grateful in recent years to receive donations from the Wickham Beer Festival (£1,500 in 2012) and from HSBC (£1,500 in 2012 and 2013, and £3,000 in 2014).
A major fundraising exercise in 2014 was our participation in the Co-op’s ‘Community Support Programme’. By using a ‘community support card’ each time they shopped at the Co-op in Wickham village, our supporters built up a donation of £20,000 from the Co-op that was used to fund the ‘Trim Trail’ in the School grounds.