Friends of Walkington School are parent volunteers who work together to raise money for the school. With a fun and varied fundraising events calendar, Friends are instrumental in the provision of essential equipment from Phonics and IT equipment to Music and Sports resources, all of which benefit the whole school.
Friends are always keen to welcome parents who wish to be involved in this element of their children’s primary school journey. Whether it is helping at events, popping along to meetings, or joining the organising committee which meets monthly, all parents can help Friends as much or as little as they like.
If you would like to volunteer, share a fundraising idea or can offer help at any events, please email Friends at:
From themed colouring competitions and bake sales to dog shows, discos and black- tie dinner dances, Friends organise and host a mixture of fundraising activity throughout the school year so that there’s something to appeal to our entire school community. Friends are always open to new ideas and fundraising suggestions.
Other ways to help
From volunteering, baking goodies and buying event and raffle tickets, to donating a raffle prize or sponsoring refreshments at an event, there are many ways our school community helps Friends to fundraise for the school. Friends also run and benefit from initiatives that don’t require as much time or effort. These include:
Playing the School Draw
Friends run a Monthly School Draw which is a pay-in lottery scheme with winners taking a prize of either £70, £30 or £20 every month. Please ask at the school office if you would like a form to join in.
Labelling made easy
Friends have agreed a commission with Stikins so any name label orders with this specific company contributes to our fundraising efforts too! https://www.stikins.co.uk
Shopping that pays
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could also be raising money for Friends of Walkington School
With easyfundraising there are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to donate to Friends – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it will not cost you a penny extra to help raise funds.