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Welcome to the FOWLS section

 

A very warm welcome from the Friends of West Lodge School committee.

 

Friends of West Lodge School (FOWLS) is a registered charity (Registered charity No. 282766)

Our aim is to raise money for the benefit of all the children at West Lodge School, and arrange social events for the school community. As parents/guardians of children attending West Lodge School, we are all automatically members of FOWLS, and therefore all part of the fundraising team.

Over the past few years, FOWLS has contributed towards the installation of the CCTV, vital for the safety of the children while at school; a Celtic Roundhouse; wonderful playground equipment; a new  playground for Kaleidoscope specifically for SEN children: the Upper school library, new lunch wrist bands, new books for the classrooms and the library and  much more.

Last year alone we raised approx £33,000 for the school through our various fundraising events.

 

Our Current Committee is headed by;

Nilaxi Patel   Year 3 and 5       Chair

Nikita Kotecha     Year 1 and 4      Treasurer
Rashmi Kripalani       Year 4    Co-Chair  Mona Khatri          Year 1 and 4      Co-Treasurer

                        

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 How Do We Raise Funds?

 

Volunteers are vital for the success of every event that we run and we really appreciate any time or support that you are able to offer.

FOWLS is a Charity and is run by a dedicated committee of parents who have volunteered to give up some of their time to organising events throughout the school year.

 

Match Funding

 

If you are working, your employer may be able to donate to FOWLS on your behalf, through a scheme known as Matched Giving. They will either match the amount of money you raise for us or give you time off in lieu for the time you spend helping FOWLS. Each employer has their own rules for the scheme and many companies, big and small, participate in it.

The document below titled Information on Match Giving explains this scheme in more detail.

 

Sponsorship

 

We are supported by a number of local businesses for our events. Local estate agent, Gibbs Gillespie, sponsors our public events, donating prizes and advertising outside the School and at local addresses. If you would like to host a board before any of our events please contact us.

 

How do we ensure your data is safe with us?

 

The General Data Protection Regulation has been in effect since early 2018.

FOWLS do not collect any personal information from the school, so anything you provide to us, you agree to do so willingly, and for the purpose intended.

Your details will not be passed onto any third party, without your prior consent.

Any information we collect will be securely stored and will be disposed of within 1 month after the event it was intended for.

 

Autumn Term

September 25th

£1 Lower School book sale and Second-hand Uniform sale

October 12th

Comedy night with Lucy Porter and friends

October 18th

Xmas Fair Donation day – Second-hand books and toys for Crazy Hair

October 30th

Halloween Pop-up shop

November 8th

Christmas Fair Donation day - new toys for grotto and gifts for parents for Jeans

November 28th

Pinner Panto and school art project with Lucy Taylor

November 29th

Christmas Fair Donation day - chocs and bottles for Xmas Jumper day

December 7th

Christmas Fair 

Spring Term

January 31st – February 1st

Bollywood Night with Jay Kumar

February 12th

£1 Upper School book sale

March 3rd - 5th

Scholastic Book Fair

March 18th

Mother’s Day Pop up shop

March 28th

Quiz Night

Summer Term

April 24th

Bag to School

May 8th

FOWLS AGM

May 20th

Year 6 Enterprise £1 challenge workshop

June 5th

Summer Fair Donation day 

June 6th

Football Tournament

June 16th – 18th

Scholastic half price book sale 

June 17th

Father’s Day pop up shop

June 20th

Midsummer evening (Summer Soiree)

June 26th

Summer Fair Donation day - chocolates and bottles

July 4th

Summer Fair

July 16th

End of Term Disco

July 16th

Yr6 £1 challenge assembly

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