Friends of Delamere Registered charity number 1096298
If you would like to donate to us please click the following link below.
The Friends of Delamere offers support to parents/carers and raises funds for school. We are reliant on volunteers to put on any events, the more people available to help the more we can do!
Most recently we contributed £8000 towards the underwater light, sound and projector in the new pool. It really is a fantastic resource, these “non-essential” extras really help add the wow factor for the children, allowing them to get so much more from swimming sessions. We also paid for the new swing set on the field, as this needed replacing urgently. This is a great addition to our outdoor learning, and cost over £8000.
If you want to support us all year round you can earn us donations by shopping with Amazon! Go to Amazon smile and choose us as your charity, you can set it up on your phone app to automatically raise donations, so once it’s done you’re all good!
We also take part in Your School Lottery, it is £1 a ticket every week, and every Saturday night the draw takes place. Our community is guaranteed a winner from every draw (winning roughly £20-£30 depending on how many players there were that week). This has been a fundraising lifeline for us in the past few years whilst face to face events have been troublesome. If you would like to join in go to www.yourschoollottery.co.uk then buy your tickets.
If you have any suggestions, requests or feedback please email.
Rowan Almond (current Chair)
Well, what a year! It certainly has flown by. Our first school year “living with Covid” saw us tentatively returning to putting on events, whilst also aiming to raise funds for school cycling equipment. Christmas – we did Christmas cards and put on a lovely Winter Wonderland walkthrough event. Those that attended had a lovely time. During Literacy week we tried to engage families with a literacy bingo challenge, and a raffle. This past term we have focused on a sponsored cycle- funding every pupil a trip to simply cycling. The feedback from classes has been very positive, and hopefully it is an activity that our families can enjoy during the holidays too. We also held a Fun day, again those that attended seemed to be having a good time at an event tailored to our children. None of these activities are big money makers, but the experience for the children is a definite positive. And in the current world situation making any money is amazing and much appreciated. Thankfully as a registered charity we also have a few small income streams: AmazonSmile, easyfundraising and the School Lottery. I am proud of the hard work and effort the Friends of Delamere have put in over the year, and I’m proud to have been Chair over the past four years. A huge thank you to the rest of the team I have worked with over my tenure, I couldn’t have done it without you. My final year in position has been a challenge for many reasons, but we are in a position to pay for cycling equipment, library books and the fish tank as we pledged to at the beginning of the year. September will bring many changes as I retire, our AGM is held in October and we will be needing to recruit a full team (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and three named members) in order for the charity to continue after this point. So, a huge and heartfelt thank you for all your support of our events and activities, and here’s to the future!
To ask anything or give us any feedback please email.