Who are we?
We are primarily a committee comprising of volunteers, but everyone associated with the day to day life of Glenfield is a Friend of Glenfield. We have a list of helpers we can call in for ad-hoc events and tasks for those who do not wish to be a member of the committee. There is always something that needs doing, whether it is wrapping up presents/prizes, manning a stall, distributing leaflets, advertising events, doing a spot of gardening, parents assisting the classes when the children need to be walked somewhere, and so the list goes on……..
FOG exists to support Glenfield Infant School in whatever ways it can, but mainly fundraising.
Why is fundraising important to YOUR children at Glenfield Infant School?
Every school has a tight budget from which it has to buy equipment and resources. This is where FOG comes in - fundraising helps Glenfield to provide extra resources for the children. FOG are able to support Glenfield with popular events such as discos, subsidising school trips, theatre trips, etc - all of which are really enjoyed by our children.
Every year we have to hold an Annual General Meeting where committee members are voted in – this needs to be by a percentage of all the parents/carers of Glenfield’s pupils – and is a formality of the Constitution. This is why we need parents to come along to our AGM each year – you do not have to become a member (unless you wish to) – we need a show of hands to enable us to have this committee.
A massive thank you to everyone at Glenfield for their support and to FOG for their hard work.
What FOG does:
Discos, cake sales, Christmas performance DVD, Christmas fayre, Christmas raffle, Summer fete and much more....
FOG provided refreshments for the Spring Sing, subsidised the summer school trips, and more is planned.
We are delighted to announce that we have donated £2571 to Glenfield from our 2013/2014 fundraising efforts. This has been used to buy play time equipment, music equipment and also towards the cost of trips/workshops and pantomime which helps to make things more affordable for all parents.
The Committee this year comprise:
Chair: Brian Fallows
Vice chair/Secretary: Simone Hardy
Treasurer: Julie Starkey
We are always in need of enthusiastic volunteers, if you are interested in joining FOG please leave your details for Joanne at the Office.