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Christmas Fair News

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Westbourne children and families enjoyed a fantastic Christmas Fair on the 27th of November.

Despite the challenging weather conditions and the last minute changes in our plan, so many of you have come to support us and we just can't thank you enough!

The New Hall was serving hot drinks and food; hot dogs, pizza, samosa and doughnuts, also a very well stocked bake stall supplied by your kind and generous donations.

Santa's grotto and karaoke provided entertainment for all ages, and the basketball court outside was packed with all manner of games and fun. In the African hut children enjoyed arts and crafts and everyone had a great time.

Congratulations to this year’s organiser, Evelyn Navaratnam for all her hard work in putting together such a successful and lively event. Our treasurers have been busy counting up the funds raised and we are delighted to announce that including Barclays' matched giving we raised a total of:

£3513

Thank you very much to everyone who came to sort through mufti-day donations, wrap presents, set up and clear away stalls and especially those who donated cakes and biscuits – everything sold out! It was great to see so many pupils, ex-pupils and older siblings.

A huge thank you goes to this Year 6 ‘elves’ at school. They did an amazing job on Friday and  Saturday helping to move tables and manage the games and stalls.

 

Also:

 

Eman Ali, Justen Bailey, Adrienne Horvath, Mehnaz Khan, Kelly Groom
Kirtsy Addicott , Paul Addicott , Eunjoo Oh, Gareth Henderson, Wanda Henderson , Rachel & Grant Van Der Horst , Jo Yuille , Rob Yuille, Attia Mughal, Zaynah Mughal, Nisha Derby, Mariel Kennedy, Phil Stephenson
Chris Shaw, Lauren Cleere, Gemma Dickson, Bea Jennings , Theresa Siu
Saritha Vijaiganesh, Domainie Wong, Alka Sahu , Maricel Ringor, Javier Lopez , Atul Narang, Neelima Gera , Lorna  Watson, Emily Watson, Gordon Watson, Tracy Chapman , Rayyan Ali, Timothy Jenkins, Jo Thumwood, Kelly Hobbs, Kevin Hobbs, Radhika Chelimala, Amelia Gregory , Michelle  Bibby , Maisie Bibby , Matt Bibby , Kate Thomas , Sine Trujillo , Elena Giurca , Olga Philippova , Avy Chen, Yuli Wang, Laura Hall, Veronica Mchillan , Paulina Mubasher , Kamil Mubasher , Tip Yee Chloe Ma, Emily Rees, Neetu Singla , Amma Allotey , Francis Allotey , Bruno Kaczmarik, Kaisiya, Chloe
Marina Ketterer, Sky & Phoenix Ketterer, Shima Munzune, Vladimira Kalev , Arshiya Singla, Virginia Kennedy, Fred Bastello , Alexa Bastello, Sophia Agriajos , Mercedes Garcia, Bruno Garcia , Cassandra Seeger , Nicola Haji-Savva, Krystyna King , Alice Musunga , Ida Chibwa, Amy T Sichani, Ghousia Nadeem , Thackshi Rajendram , Lucy Crouch , Shui Wang, Innes Reddiar, Sofia Topchara, Kyriakos Papadopoulos , Amy Hearn , Paul Ferman, Tahoora Khan.

 

Thank you also to Mr Goldhawk, Mr Bovington, Mrs Cotter, Mrs Slack, Mrs Bolton and Miss Craig and all the Westbourne staff who give up their time to help the WFA with running these events.

 

Thank you so much to everyone who has come along, contributed to mufti days and volunteered. Please forgive us if we missed out anyone's name.

All your help is much appreciated, and we can look forward to more events and fun in 2022.


We wish you all a wonderful Christmas holiday and Happy New Year!

 

From WFA

   

 

WFA Information

Welcome back to a new academic year, and welcome to all the pupils, parents/ carers, and families new to the school community.

We hope everyone had a good summer break and we are very pleased to let you know about all the exciting events the Fundraising Association has in store for this term.

Last year as a charity, despite our unusual circumstances, we managed to raise about £800 through the Christmas and Summer Raffle, the used uniform sales and Mufti days. Thank you everyone!
It was our utmost pleasure to hand over to the school a check in a sum of £5000 in September 2020, thanks to the previous year fundraising efforts, which has been put to great use.

As a charity, the main purpose of the WFA is to help stretch the school budget for things like renewing old equipment, books and toys. This benefits all of the pupils at Westbourne. We do this mainly through events like the school fairs, which are also great fun for Westbourne families.

We are very happy to announce that the plans are in motion to have a Christmas Fair again this year on the 27th of November!
Make sure you save the date!

We will be having a couple of Mufti days this autumn, where we will be asking for donations to support our Christmas Fair. 

We realise that parents have less spare time these days, so we are using our charity status to maximise fundraising where we can.
If you have any fundraising ideas, or would like to volunteer for one of our events, please attend our next meeting or email us at wfa.sutton@gmail.com

Here are some other ways we are raising funds, so please share amongst your friends and family where appropriate.

Matched giving:
Many companies offer employees the chance to boost fundraising by 'matching' the money they raise for a charity. If parents could check with their employers whether they offer a match scheme and would like to set one up, that would be fantastic! We could potentially double the money we raise! Details of the scheme can be found on the Charities Trust website www.charitiestrust.org and it is offered by a huge range of employers. If you think you could be a matched giver for Westbourne, please let us know!

Click here to visit our Facebook Page

Click here to visit our Classlist

Click here to Sign up to AmazonSmile

Click here to Sign up to EasyFundraising

We participated in Bag2School, do pre-loved uniform and book sale and occasionally cake sales as well.

Thank you

WFA

 

WFA Committee (2021-2022)


Chair: Justen Bailey ( charity trustee)
Deputy Chair:  Phil Stephenson
Treasurers: Mehnaz Khan & Eman Ali ( charity trustee)
Secretary:  Adrienne Horvath (charity trustee)

Facebook administrator: Justen Bailey, Adrienne Horvath

Other Committee Members :

Michelle Bibby
Lauren Cleere
Maricel Ringor
Cassandra Seeger
Julia Seville
Naila Shah
Philip Stephenson
Sagar Vadher
Jo Yuille
Joanna Thumwood

Kelly Groom

Evelyn Navaratnam

WFA class representatives:

Nursery Am: Evelyn Navaratnam
Nursery Pm:

Reception:
Ember:  Shima Munzune
Avon:   Yuli Wang
Thames : Mariam,  Caro Arnaud

Year 1:
Cherwell:  Marina Ketterer
Ribble :  Shima Munzune, Krystyna King
Waveney: Attia

Year 2:
Eden:  Avy Chen
Beverly:
Mole:

Year 3:
Dart: Amy T Sichani
Kennet:
Mersey:

Year 4:
Tay:  Adrienne Horvath
Lea: Louise Couldridge
Fleet: Jo Yuille

Year 5:
Tweed:
Medway:
Tyne: Lauren Cleere, Caro Arnaud

Year 6:
Derwent: Marina Ketterer
Trent:  Marina Ketterer

 

 

Westbourne Fundraising Association (WFA)

 

About us

Westbourne Fundraising Association is a Registered Charity (Charity Number 1180788) that supports the school by running events to raise money for school projects. Our events include the highly successful Christmas and summer fairs, plus book fairs, raffles and cake sales. Over the years we’ve raised thousands of pounds towards a new library, interactive whiteboards, a new kitchen, beautiful landscaped gardens and a new hall. Please send us your comments on things you think were good, or could be improved.

 

Great News (November 2018)!

The parent volunteers are proud to announce that following a successful application, Westbourne Primary School Parents’ Association (also known as Westbourne Parent or Fundraising Association) has been listed with the Charity Commission and entered onto the official Register with the Charity Number 1180788!

 

The Commission recognises that the Association is a charity that aims to advance the education of Westbourne pupils by developing relationships between staff and parents, as well as helping provide facilities and equipment to support the school.

Feel free to look us up on the Charity Commission website!

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

 

This is great news and will really help boost the fundraising efforts that all of us make together for our school - parents, carers, grand-parents, friends and teachers of Westbourne pupils!

 

Achieving charitable status will bring the Fundraising Association many benefits, including:

 

 

This is quite new for the volunteers, so if anyone has experience of setting up such arrangements and would be willing to advise and lend a hand, we would be very pleased to hear from you! Please get in touch via Classlist, email wfa.sutton@gmail.com or better still, do feel free to come along to our meetings! 

 

Want to help?

 

All parents of Westbourne Primary School children are automatically members of Westbourne Fundraising Association. Apart from holding events which enable parents to socialise with each other, the Association, through its fundraising activities, generates extra funds, all of which can provide additional equipment or technology for the students.

 

The WFA Committee is made up of a group of enthusiastic members, each of whom has a designated role based on a specialist skill they hold or an experience they can share. We are a hard-working team, dedicated to making sure all our events run smoothly, and importantly make sure our children have fun whilst raising funds towards upgrades of school facilities.

 

If you would like more information about us, or would like to join our team, please check when our next meeting is and come along. Alternatively, you can contact us via the following:

 

  • Dropping a note in the WFA post box via the school office
  • Email: wfa.sutton@gmail.com  
  • Facebook: "Westbourne Parents' Notice Board"

 

Classlist

 

The WFA are now using the free award-winning App Classlist to keep in touch with the school community. 158 parents have already signed up since September, and I would urge all of you to sign up in order to benefit from its excellent features and keep abreast of all WFA communication. The App is totally free, parents can choose which details to share, which notifications to receive, and can delete it at any point. Register on: www.classlist.com and search for Westbourne.

 

 

 

 

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