The Characteristic we will be looking for over the next fortnight is CONCENTRATION.

Friends of Holy Cross   


Who are the Friends of Holy Cross?

Any friends of the school and that currently consists of 16 active members with Lisa Cairns as Chair, Stacey Currie as Vice Chair, Kate Wedgebury as Secretary and Celine Kowalska as Treasurer

What do the Friends of Holy Cross do?

Raise funds for the school

How do we do it?

Summer Fair

Christmas Fair

Events such as Fashion Shows, Movie Nights, Discos & Easter egg hunt

Sports Day refreshments

What do we raise the money for?

First Holy Communion breakfast and gifts for all the children

Year 6 leavers' party

Spooky Disco

Christmas Disco

Christmas selection boxes and crackers

Christmas Tree

Funds towards trips, e.g. coach for the Year 5/6 residential

Refreshments for Carols by Candlelight

 

The Friends of Holy Cross funds have also paid for 7 x iPads, new playground markings, new sports kits, a table tennis table, the buddy bench, school flag for sports events, Wii controllers, a gazebo, a small freezer for ice creams and so on….

We now have our very own facebook page so please do give us a like. Search FOHC – Friends of Holy Cross. We aim to advertise all our events and upcoming meetings on the page so please look out for us.

We always need more people to join the FOHC.  As our children leave the school, so as members do we, and it would be a great shame if we couldn’t continue the great work that we do. We are all volunteers and fully understand that life is busy, and time is precious, but the more people we have on board, the less there is for people to do as jobs can be shared and we can all enjoy the events as well as helping out at them. Having new people brings new ideas and even if you can only help out at one of the events – you don’t realise how much that would be appreciated.

Please do get in touch at friendsofholycrossschool@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help in any way.

News:

 

Last Year, we informed you of our Long Term Project to raise funds for having sun sails installed around the school. It is great to be able to tell you that with your support, we have now reached that tremendous goal. The next two sails are in the process of being ordered and will be in place for when the wonderful sunshine appears!

Thank you again for your continued support.

Our fundraising continues. Watch this space for our next project.

 

Our first part of our project has now been installed. A big thank you to everyone who has supported our events.


Our target has been reached and two more sails have been placed on the pitch. We look forward to being able to use them during the Summer Term.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our events to raise the money to do this.

As well as this,  FOHC have:

  • purchased new sports tops
  • contributed towards the cost of  Meet the Creature 

Forthcoming Projects:

  • Friends of Holy Cross have pledged to give each year group £500 to help towards enriching the curriculum.
  • Paying for the whole school to see the pantomime at Loughborough Town Hall in December 2019
  • Tidying up and re-developing a garden of remembrance. Volunteers are going to come from Marks and Spencer's during volunteer week 1-7 June. M&S have also donated £500 to help with this project.
  • Raising money for creating a calm and quiet area for our ELSA programme and Nurture Group  to be ran from

 

Click here for 2019 AGM report

 

Events throughout the Year:

Spooky disco £40

Christmas craft fair £1252

KS1 performance: £156

Movie night: £82

Pizza and quiz night: £55

Egg hunt £270

Arty party:£20

Race night: £304

Escape room:£59

Sports day: £487

Big event - Circus: £4485

A fantastic evening which bought the whole community together. Thank you to everyone who supported this event. It was amazing!


Published 8th May 2019