West Lodge

Primary School

Friends of West Lodge School (FOWLS) Needs You!

Are you a people person with good communication and organisational skills?


Do you have good people management skills with a positive can-do attitude?


Then joining the FOWLs team is for you!


FOWLS is a Charity run by a dedicated committee of parents who volunteer to give up some of their time to organise fundraising events throughout the school year for a two year period.  We are looking for volunteers and would really appreciate any time or support you are able to offer. Our aim is to build a bigger FOWLS team so the workload doesn’t fall on one person’s shoulders.


FOWLS have raised over £50,000 in the past 2 years.  In addition to the funds raised over £8,000 was added by match funding these events.  Overall FOWLS were successful in raising four times the average raised by school PTAs in the UK per year (according to PTA UK, PTAs raised an average of £6,187 per year in 2020).


Be part of an amazing adventure and join a brilliant team!  Just look at some of the present committee’s achievements during the past two years - where they have introduced many new events: Festival of Light; Virtual Pet Show; Digital Creativity Festival; Elf Workshop; Holi Colour Run and Dragon's Den!


In addition to raising vital funds for the school FOWLS plays a crucial role in bringing our community together!


We are looking for people to fill the following roles for the next two years:


Chair - represent FOWLS at meetings; finalise events and calendar; allocate events to various teams; oversee events; lead regular meetings; communicate with the team to keep everyone updated and Manage and approve fund allocation

Secretary - meeting minutes, calendar, manage communication with class reps, sort letter for matched-funders

Treasurer - payment approval, account keeping, bank transactions, invoice management, etc 

Co-Treasurer- matched funding, payment approval, cash counting, etc

Sponsorship Manager - raffle, sponsorships for events 

Communication Manager - Classlist, Facebook, Gmail 

Volunteer Coordinator (Mum) - organising volunteers 

Volunteer Coordinator  (Dad)- organising volunteers 

Digital Content Creator - newsletters, PowerPoint, welcome letter, website

Purchase Manager - coordinating requirements and organising purchases

Stables Manager - manage collections, sorting, and keeping organised

Working Party Leader - allocate jobs to volunteers


The idea is to build a bigger team so that the workload is spread, therefore reducing individual commitments.


The money raised by FOWLS has funded the following projects here at West Lodge:


  • New Kaleidoscope playground
  • The main adventure playground
  • The ICT Suite
  • Outdoor Learning projects – includings the supply and installation of fences, plants, gravelled raised beds, activity tables and benches for the kids
  • Air filtration units which proved very useful at the time of COVID
  • Stationery packs
  • Literacy and geography resources
  • Ipads used across the school
  • Interactive whiteboards for the classroom
  • Outdoor library
  • Mural
  • Peace Garden


So don’t hesitate … sign up now 


Please email if you feel you could help out with one of the roles or if there are other skills that you could bring to the team that aren't mentioned above!


An enthusiastic, positive, 'can-do' attitude is all that is required!