Westbourne Fundraising Association (WFA)
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
WFA Committee (2019-2020)
Chair: Dean Couldridge (charity trustee)
Deputy Chair: Justen Bailey (charity trustee)
Treasurers: Eman Ali & Mehnaz Khan (charity trustee)
Secretary: Virginia Kennedy (charity trustee) & Kelly Groom
Facebook Administrator: Justen Bailey
2019-2020 Fundraising Roles
Book fairs: Virginia Kennedy
International Evening 2020 Co-ordinator: Priya Gautham
Summer Fair 2020 Co-ordinator: Louise Couldridge
Christmas Fair 2019 Co-ordinator: Evelyn Navaratnam
Other Committee Members:
WFA Class Representatives
Westbourne Fundraising Association have organised a representative for each class to keep you up to date with what we are doing, and to ask for help when we are running events. There are only a handful of us and we need our fellow parents and guardians to help pull together during fundraising events, to ensure they both can go ahead, and that they are a fun, happy success for everyone. If you are interested in becoming a representative for your class, please email us at email@example.com
Your representatives are:
Nursery AM: Evelyn Navaratnam
Nursery PM: Nisha Darby
Avon: Emma Rodber
Cherwell: Sagar Vadher
Ribble: Sagar Vadher
Waveney: Louise Couldridge/
Eden: Eman Ali
Beverley: Marina Ketterer
Mole: Neelima Gera
Kennett: Ewa Cichocka
Wandle: Laura Dyer
Derwent: Virginia Kennedy
Medway: Mehnaz Khan
Fleet: Joanna Yuille
Trent: Marina Ketterer
October has only just started, but we have already got the year’s fundraising off to a wonderful start with £2412.79 raised so far thanks to everyone’s support!
Firstly, our MacMillan Cancer Support coffee ☕ morning raised an amazing £154,63 for a fantastic cause that affects so many families. Thank you to all who contributed cakes, donated money and came along to say hello. Well done to Louise & Dean Couldridge for organising the sale.
Secondly, Westbourne’s very first ❤Preloved❤ nearly new sale raised £400, which is a fantastic amount for a first-time event and provided a great opportunity to recycle rather than throw away those items we no longer need, as well as having a lot of fun. Money was also raised for Local Families with Bleeding Disorders and leftover clothing given to the Sutton Lighthouse charity, who thank Westbourne for their kind gift. Thank you to Emily Rees for running the Westbourne table and sorting through the donations.
Finally, thank you to everyone for making the 📙 Pop-up Book store 📘 such an enjoyable and successful event. We raised a total of £1458.16 though the sale of new books, giving us £814.90 to spend on brand new literacy material for school. A further £400 was raised by the ‘Great Westbourne Book Exchange’ mufti day and the children certainly had fun passing on their favourite books to friends and finding new stories to take home.
👏 Could we thank Mr Bovington very much for going above and beyond his regular duties in helping us run our events. We would also like to thank Jo Yuille for storing and coming along to sell second-hand uniform, which we know many parents appreciate very much. Also, many thanks to Mr Miracapillo and the amazing Westbourne staff for giving up free time and helping wherever they could. Thank you too to all the parents who pitched in to help run stalls, set out the halls and clear away after. We really couldn't do it without you!
🎅DON’T FORGET! Saturday November 30th, Westbourne pupils will be really looking forward to the Christmas Fair! If you are able to help in any way, please get in touch via Classlist/Facebook and at firstname.lastname@example.org