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Somersham Primary School

Somersham

Primary School

Friends of Somersham school

Chocolate Bingo - Friday 29 April

At last, our popular chocolate bingo is back! 

 

Taking place from 6-8pm on Friday 29 April, in Somersham Village Hall, entry will cost £2 and bingo books and dabbers will be on sale for £1 each. We will also be serving refreshments.

 

If you happen to have a surplus of chocolate in your home after Easter, please think of us - donations to be used as bingo prizes will be gratefully received! Please put any donations in the basket by the office when we return to school on Monday 25 April.

 

 

Parent Helper list - new recruits needed!

As some of you may know, we are compiling a more official Parent Helper list for FOSS in order that we have a group of people we can email whenever we need extra help at events or activities.  If you are contacted, there is no pressure to say 'yes' every time, but having a slightly wider group of people to call on will really help FOSS to continue strongly. If this is something you would be happy to be part of, please email FOSSfundraisers@gmail.com

 

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  • Easter Trail - we are planning to do another village trail throughout the Easter holidays. More information to follow when plans are confirmed.
  • Somersham School Fete - the provisional date for the return of our school fete is Saturday 25 June. Please put it in your diary! We'd love to have you all there to celebrate our return and, as always, any extra help will be gratefully received, as this is a very big and busy event for us to organise!
  • Somersham Wheelie Fun Day - FOSS will be having a stall at the return of this village fun day on the playing field on Saturday 2 July.

Other plans under discussion include the return of Chocolate Bingo, a Psychic Night, and our Family Quiz; we will share dates and further information as soon as plans are confirmed.

 

 

 

 

WHO ARE FOSS?

FOSS (Friends of Somersham School) is a friendly group of parents, carers and teachers who help raise funds to support our wonderful village school. We are a registered charity and all the money we raise goes directly to the school, contributing to things such as subsidising school trips, purchasing equipment requested by the teachers and children, buying books, and enabling visits from various workshops and external groups.

 

We have tried lots of different fundraising activities over the years and like to arrange activities that not only the school children and their families will enjoy taking part in, but that also involve the community within Somersham and the surrounding villages.

 

We have had a few successful years recently, raising some quite large sums of money through our busy calendar of events. This has included our tried and trusted family favourites such as the popular summer fete, our family quiz nights, school discos and chocolate bingo, as well as successful psychic evenings, murder mystery evenings and casino nights for the adults. And of course, we are always keen to hear from anyone with new ideas…

 

Sadly, like so many other charities and organisations, during 2020 our activities have had to be scaled right back, with many of our planned events cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this doesn’t mean that we have stopped - just paused for a little while! We hope that we will be able to get back to some kind of ‘normal’ fairly soon, although it may still be some time before we can start to arrange some of our larger scale events again.

 

We are lucky to have a strong committee and being interested in supporting us does not mean you have to take on a specific role. Perhaps you have skills, experience or contacts that could help support what we are doing, or some new ideas you would like us to try out? Or maybe you are happy to help at specific events but cannot commit to frequent involvement; this is still invaluable to us.

 

To find out more about FOSS and how you can get involved, please contact Jennie Hutchinson in the first instance: jenniehutchinson@hotmail.co.uk, 07931 857471.

 

We are also on Facebook so you can 'Like' our page to keep up-to-date with anything that is happening; just search for Friends of Somersham School - FOSS.