Friends Of Ab Kettleby School
What is FOAKS?
We are the Friends of Ab Kettleby School (FOAKS), and our aim is provide a link between the parents, the school, and the community, in order to ensure a pleasant and stimulating environment for the children, and to provide additional resources, experiences and facilities through our fundraising activities and events.
How is FOAKS organised?
FOAKS is made up of the parents of the children of Ab Kettleby Primary School and we are always looking for new members who can contribute in any way. We meet regularly to discuss ideas for fundraising, and events. The events not only help to raise money for use by the school, but also provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.
The current members of the committee are as follows:
Chairperson: Jodie Creedon
Vice Chairperson: Emma Orton
Treasurer: Helen Lowe
Secretary: Gena Ferguson
How does FOAKS raise money?
Our money is raised through events, such as Christmas and Summer Fayres, school discos and a weekly cake club. Fundraising initiatives such as 100 miles Virtual Group Run and ‘Barrow of Booze’ raffle have also provided significant contributions. We take part in EasyFundraising and Bags2School schemes, which help to top up our income.
How is the money spent?
The funds raised by FOAKS are intended to pay for ‘extras’ for the school and children, which are not part of the school’s main budget. Examples include the outdoor table tennis table, and outdoor gym equipment, Book-bags for new starters.
We have recently paid for a buddy bench for the playground which we are sure will have a very positive impact on the children by ensuring no one is ever left out at break times.
How can I get involved?
The FOAKS Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofAbKettlebySchool is a great way to keep informed about upcoming events, photos and other information. We also have a Whatsapp group - FOAKS Little Helpers - for anyone who would just like to be kept up to date with the latest information or offer help for events etc. To be added to the Whatsapp group, please contact a committee member.