Introduction by the Chair
FABS (Fundraising Friends at Brownsover School) brings together parents/carers and school staff to organise and host fundraising events throughout the academic year, to raise money for additional resources for our School.
Over the last 12 months we have organised our annual open air Jazz Night, Discos, Christmas Shopping Evening, Summer & Christmas Fayres, Fish, Chip & Bingo/Quiz Night, Year 2 Leavers Party as well as competitions, raffles and much more. All events are organised by volunteers who we rely on to make each event as successful as possible.
The money raised by FABS subsidises school trips throughout the year and also contributes to much needed additional classroom resources, school equipment and many smaller items requested on the teachers' wish lists. Our last major investment was new flooring in the school hall and this last school year we have been raising money for new computer equipment.
We are always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers to join the FABS Team. On the first Thursday of every month we hold an informal coffee morning to discuss and organise forthcoming events. If you would like to join us, please check your newsletters or the board outside the Office for the next meeting date, or “like” our Facebook page – Brownsover-School-HSA for regular bulletins. We very much look forward to welcoming new parents. Bringing your younger children along is never a problem.
If you are unable to spare the time during the working day, maybe you are involved with a company that can help us with raffle prizes, or perhaps you have a useful skill – are you a great gardener or gift wrapper, or maybe you could spare half an hour to help with an event. Another simple way to help with fundraising from the comfort of your armchair is to sign up to easyfundraising.org.uk and opt for Brownsover Community School. Once you’ve established this link simply shop online as usual and look for the links that appear near your toolbar. Click on them and the retailer will make a donation to our fundraising efforts. It costs you NOTHING and only takes a few minutes to subscribe to. We are always looking for new ideas and links.
You can either leave a message at the Office, contact us via facebook (FABS: Fundraising Friends at Brownsover School) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or even just say hello on the playground......
Sarah Lawson (FABS Chair)
& all the Brownsover Community School FABS Team