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Friends of Somersham School (FOSS)

We are a friendly group of parents, guardians 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.

www.facebook.com/fossnet/

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sarah keeble,
14 Jun 2018, 02:17