Friends At Bellbird School/PTA

 

Who are we?

Friends at Bellbird School (FABS) – We are the parent/teacher association for the school; a small, dedicated committee of parents and staff which organize fundraising events and support school activities.

What do we do?

We run a range of events to bring together the children, families and staff and the wider community. Our priority is to raise funds to support learning and resources for all of the children in the school.

What have we done?

With the help of the committee volunteers and parents at school we have raised a fantastic amount of money. Here are some of the regular contributions we have made in the past years:

  • Improving our library; providing books and furniture
  • Workshop visits from famous authors and poets
  • Performance for the whole school from outside theatre company
  • New PA system for the school hall
  • Swimming lessons for all children in Years 2, 4 and 6
  • Cycle helmets for all new children
  • New weather-proof ‘rainbow’ playground benches and tables
  • Nativity costumes, glockenspiels, classroom resources
  • Christmas presents & crackers for the Christmas lunch

 

FABs Committee Officers for 2020-2021:

Co-Chairs – Selina Hopkins, Alison Kent
Vice Chair –  Zillah Wreghitt-Jones
Treasurer – Alex Frost
Secretaries – Heather Booth, Louise Tolhurst

Parents: Richard Banks, Amy Brazier, Emma Chipps, Elizabeth Faupel, Jeleana Feltham, Nicola Francis-Newton, Kate Gilmore, Emma George, Andy Irons, Rachel Mackenzie, Nichola San Vicente, Emma Stanway, Louise Tolhurst, Pippa Zebbitz

The Headteacher and other members of staff attend meetings and work together with us to ensure our fundraising and spending complements the school ethos and benefits every area of school life.

Online Fundraising and Events

We look forward to welcoming you and your children to one of our events in the near future….however we are uncertain when we will see you in person. We still aim to support the school and raise funds, even if it will be a little different this year.

Look out for information by email about our Christmas raffle and also Father Christmas making doorstop visits this year.

You can also support us to raise funds for our children with the two online fundraising schemes we are part of. You do not need to pay anything, we get free donations when you shop online to do your normal shopping with these sites.

easyfundraising:

FREE donations for Bellbird Primary School, Sawston using easyfundraising. Over 4,000 online retailers including John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay and M&S are ready to give a free donation every time you shop online. Plus, once you’ve signed up and raised £5 in donations, easyfundraising will give us an extra £5 bonus donation.

 

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bellbirdprimaryschoolsawston/?invite=01F9DP&referral-campaign=s2s&utm_content=raf-w

AmazonSmile:

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price when you shop to your selected charity.

 

Choose Friends At Bellbird School, Sawston as your selected charity at AmazonSmile: smile.amazon.co.uk.

It is available on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones.

 

Parent Support

We always welcome new faces to join our team supporting school events, for example, even if you have only an hour free to help at one of the school fairs we would love to hear from you.

We are always looking out for other fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions, please let us know.

If you are interested to help us at an event, to join the committee or just have any comments or suggestions, please email the school office or FABS at: mailto:Fabs@thebellbird.cambs.sch.uk.