Friends At Bellbird School

A small committee of parents and staff run the Friends at Bellbird School (FABS). FABS organise events such as jumble sales, children’s discos, magic shows, summer and Christmas Fairs and other fund raising events.

The funds raised through these activities are donated to the school who use them to purchase extra items to help the children, such as coaches for outings, summer swimming lessons for Yrs 2 – 6, books, ipads and many other items.

If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact the School Office on 01223 833216 or email Someone from the office will then put you in touch with a member of the committee.

Meetings are usually held  twice termly at the school and all parents are welcomed to attend.

It is an ideal way to help raise extra funds for your child’s school, have fun and make new friends whilst doing so.

The Bellbird Primary School


FABS newsletter February 2018 view document here

Parent Help

We are constructing a list of parent and family helpers that are willing to help us prepare for or run events.  This could be for a time limited slot.

If you would like to be included on the list please speak either to one of the Committee listed below or call into the school office.

FABs Committee Officers for 2015-16
Chairperson – Richard Banks
Vice Chair – Karena Hunt
Treasurer – Rachel McKenzie
Secretary – Joanna Baxter
Marketing Committee is led by Rachel Riley

Parents:  Heather Booth, Emma Chipps, Katie Graham,  Kate Gilmore,  Zillah Wreghitt-Jones,  Emma Carter, Emma George, Rachel Riley.

The Headteacher and other members of The Bellbird School staff also attend which serve to create a good liaison between the school and the fundraising aims and events of FABS.

FABs report for 2014/15 – View PDF

FABs report for 2015/16 – View PDF

FABS for 2017

Firstly, thank you for all your support in 2016. – please rad the report for last year above.

In 2016 we have set ourselves an ambitious target.  We aim to raise £20.16 per child.  Currently this totals around £5,500.00 but with another anticipated high intake in September this will no doubt increase significantly.  A tough challenge but with your support we can achieve this.

Some FAB 2018 dates for your diary:

Friday, 23 February – Prize Bingo

Saturday, 3 March – Jumble Sale

Friday, 16 March – Easter Bunny Bingo

Friday 25 May – Friday Fun Day

Saturday 6 July – Summer Fair

We are always looking out for other fundraising ventures so if you have any ideas please let me or one of the Committee know.

Finally, one of our loyal supporters, Bee Moving Soon, have agreed to donate £100.00 for each house they sell for Bellbird families.  Just mention the school when you put your property up for sale and let Bee Moving do the rest.

Thanks again and hope to see you at one of our events.

Richard Banks