FRIENDS OF THORNEYHOLME
As Chair of the Friends I would like to offer you a warm welcome to the Friends of
Thorneyholme. We are always on the look out for new members and anyone wishing to join is
assured of a genuine and heartfelt welcome to the team.
Want to get involved but need to know more?
If you want to know more please do contact any of the committee members with your questions
or alternatively contact me on email@example.com
Who are we?
We are a group of parents/grandparents/local people who have a connection to the school. This
may be that our children go to the school, used to go to the school or that live locally.
We are a charity and we abide by charity commission rules but we are voluntary and we are not
paid as members. We raise funds for the school and the children who attend and it is very
informal, so please don’t be put off – who knows you may even make new friends?
Please read more about is in the attachment below.
Here are a few pictures from our Christmas shopping evening. Thanks to all who contributed from the stall holders, band and shoppers!
Newsletter November 2022
£££££ THE £5 CHALLENGE £££££
For the next month, the school will be bursting with junior entrepreneurs all competing to make the most profit before October 31st as the children take on the £5 challenge!
Headteacher Olga Jackson explains; “The £5 challenge is a bit of fun fundraising organised by ‘Friends of Thorneyholme School’ (FOTS) where each child has been given £5 and tasked with turning it into as much money as possible by the time they come back to school after Half Term.
“The funds will be returned to FOTS and will go towards their next planned project, which is an exciting new piece of outdoor play equipment for the children here at school.
“There will be a prize for the family that makes the most, and we’ve seen all sorts of initiatives already! From cooking apples, and alpaca muck, to temporary tattoos, sweet cones and friendship bracelets – the children are becoming expert salespeople.
“It’s a great way to get children involved in fundraising for FOTS, but there’s also no pressure. If families are too busy, they can simply return the original £5 on the 31st.
“So be warned, if you see a purple jumper approaching – you might be about to part with some hard earned cash! But rest assured it’s all for a good cause.”