Friends of Fort Royal
Friends of Fort Royal
Friends of Fort Royal is a Registered Charity (No.504033) raising funds to benefit the children at Fort Royal Community Primary School. We are run by parents and other people who care about the children at our school. As a registered charity we have the benefit of being able to apply for gift aid, receive donations from local and national companies and can apply for grant money from charitable trusts.
Our aim is for Friends to be much more than fundraising, though this is a great start! Friends of Fort Royal exists to provide closer links between home and school. To be a Friend of Fort Royal only requires you to have a desire to help. You might be a parent or carer or grandparent of one of the children at the school, an Aunt, Uncle, Brother, Sister, a friend of the family. Your child might have left the school, and you might still want to be involved. Our aim is to provide a focus that can bring staff, parents, carers and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common good.
To get to know more about us, please do join our Friends of Fort Royal Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/194251137867286/
Help to raise money from home 😉
Easyfundraising - Here you can create an account and raise money for the school. This works by collecting donations from participating websites when you do your online shopping. This is a simple way to raise money for the school, and it's free! To learn more about Easyfundraising and how it works click . We are very grateful for every penny raised.
Worcester Community Lottery - The Worcester Community Lottery is your chance to win money and support our school at the same time. The Friends charity will get 50% of the money and you will be in on the chance to win the top prize of £25,000!
Help with your time 😉
Volunteering - Friends put on events, such as School Discos and coffee mornings. We are always looking for people to help out!
Come along to the committee - We regularly meet to discuss fundraising ideas over a cuppa, often in a local cafe or tea shop, but also online. The date and venue are advertised on our Facebook site, so keep an eye out for the next one! Our main committee is made up of a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, and every year there is an opportunity to take on one of these roles to help our Charity continue to thrive.
How do we spend the money we raise?
The staff at school have a ‘wish list’ of items that they would like to have funding for. Sometimes these will be a result of the children’s asking for something in particular or resources to improve an area of the curriculum or school environment. These ‘extras’ are not provided by the school’s budget, so Friends steps in to help. The children’s learning experience benefits immensely from this!