Who are Friends of Wood End (FoWE)?
Friends of Wood End is a registered charity. Our main purpose is to raise funds for Wood End School. All parents and carers of children at Wood End School are automatically members of FoWE as are all the Staff.
We have a committee made up of a Committee Chair, a Secretary, two Event/Fundraising Officers, two communications officers, a compliance officer and a Treasurer. We also have a team of FoWE Class Reps who represent the FoWE in each year group and a wider team of volunteers who help organise activities and events.
How do we raise money?
We raise funds for the School by organising events, activities and services that parents and children might need or enjoy. These include summer and Christmas fairs, children’s discos, quiz nights and uniform sales.
What do we spend the money on?
Our aim is to use the money we raise to enrich and enhance our children’s learning and social experience at Wood End School. The sort of things that we have bought or contributed to over the last few years include: Books for the reading scheme, classroom refurbishment, playground equipment and computing equipment.
How can you help?
There are lots of ways you can help us with our fundraising activities from simply coming along to support one of our events, helping out at an event, joining an event team or even volunteering as an Officer on our Committee. Roles are very varied so there really is a job to suit everyone. You can also come along to one of our regular meetings where we discuss fundraising ideas and how to spend our funds. We would love to hear your views and ideas!
Please have a look at our "Can you lend a hand?" page for some specific roles we need help to fill!
FoWE events can be found on the school calendar and the FoWE date page.
There are normally six FoWE Meetings spread across the school year (one per half term). These start at 7:45pm and are usually held in the Staff Room or the school hall. Everyone is welcome to come along! We use these meetings to review finances and fundraising activities that have occured/ are ongoing, plan for future activities, discuss and agree how to spend FoWE funds with the school. Agendas are available on request by emailing us on: email@example.com