Next Committee Meetings
Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 1pm via Zoom.
All parents are welcome. Please contact a member of the committee if you would like to join the Zoom meeting.
Minutes from Last Meetings
Friends of Freemantles (FoF) is a parent and staff run charity that raises funds for Freemantles school.
Although the school has wonderful specialist, purpose-built facilities and an enormously dedicated teaching staff, it lacks the State funds to meet the cost of many of the things that enhance the children’s education and extend their opportunities.
In 2020 our main aim is to raise money to purchase a new minibus to add to the school’s fleet. Minibuses are essential in able to allow the students to develop independence and social skills in the community. We also fund workshops, equipment, theatre company visits, and contribute towards the costs of the vocational curriculum, which includes catering, animal care and horticulture.
Over the past 12 months our funds have gone towards new primary department playground equipment, gazebos for sports day and FoF events, a sports equipment shed, a chicken coop for the animal care area, and a wooden pavilion for outdoor teaching and break times.
In order to raise these funds, throughout the year we seek donations, and run events such as our Annual Summer Family Fun Day, Christmas Pantomime, bi-annual raffle draws, Easter and Christmas tombolas and parents Quiz Nights and Race Nights as well as events outside the school to create a safe and enjoyable environment in the community for the students and their families, for example, Mizens Railway, Santa’s Grotto visits and much more.
We welcome any new members at all our meetings, at any time of the year, so if you want to just pop along to see what we do or how you can get involved then please do. We are also always looking for volunteers for different events to help run stalls, help with setting up, or making contact with potential new venues.
If you would like to find out how you can help us raise money then please click here.
For more information please contact Sally Cormack firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Freemantles is a registered charity 280828