Friends of St Mary's

As the parent/guardian of a child at St. Mary’s you are automatically a member of ‘The Friends of St. Mary’s’.

The ‘ Friends’ work together to enhance the education of the children at the school, organising and running fund raising events and social activities, e.g. children’s discos.

They raise thousands of pounds annually and this goes directly to the school and is used for the benefit of the children.

Meeting are held half-termly or as necessary and all parents/guardians and those who wish to support our work on behalf of the children are invited to attend.

If you wish to get involved please give your name to Julie Eddison or to one of the parents already involved.

Our Next Meeting

Tuesday 7th November 7.00pm at the Millgate Pub.  Please come and join us, you are all welcome. 

100 Club

The 100 Club is a great way to raise money for school.  Each member has a chance of winning a £50 first prize and a £10 second prize each month.  For the club to work we need at least 100 members to pay £12 to hold one number for the year, which would be in the monthly draw. 


100 Club  - October 2017 draw winners are: 

1st prize of £50 - Gemma Cooke - No. 88 

2nd prize of £10 - Julie Eddison - No.51 

Congratulations ladies your cheques will be available at the school office to collect next Tuesday.  Thank you to Shirley Bridgen and Mr Beaumont for drawing this months numbers. 

Any existing or new friends can still have a number(s) for our monthly draws. Each month - 1st prize £50 and 2nd £10.  Six months left for this current 2017/18 year. 

If you fancy having a flutter and helping raise funds for school please see myself, Hayley Rafferty, Julie Eddison or pick up a membership form from the school office and pay £6.  Good luck! 

Coffee Mornings

The school has a parent’s room in which a coffee morning is run every Friday from 9.00am until 10.30am. This is organised by the ‘Friends’, many of whom stay on to make toast for the children in the juniors at 10p a slice. All volunteers are welcomed with ‘open arms’ as this is a very popular treat for the children and is a healthy alternative to ‘tuck’.

Bags 2 School - Friday 20th October 2017

There will be a Bags 2 School collection on Friday 20th October.  As we currently do not have the use of the Ladybird room for storage, please could you bring the bags to the reception area on the morning of the collection and not before. Bags and letters have gone out.  Many thanks.

Personalised Christmas Cards

As in previous years we will be giving the children the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards and have them printed.  £1 from each pack ordered and 50p from each gift tag pack ordered will go to school funds. Letter to follow.  Designs and payment need to be returned by Thursday 12th October.

MacMillan Coffee Morning 

Thank you to everyone who supported this event.  We raised £463.59!

Christmas Raffle Donations

This year we are hoping to include raffle prizes which offer the chance for families to win a trip out.  We would be extremely grateful if anyone could provide school with tickets, vouchers or other suitable prizes.  Apart from our thanks, you would of course gain a special mention on our newsletter which all children and their families will receive to publicise the event.

If you are able to help please contact the school or a member of the Friends of St Mary's Association.

Many thanks.

Preloved Rail

The preloved rail is now up and running.  The rail is in the Ladybird Room and has a selection of nearly new uniform.  Please help yourself to any items you need (items are free).  If anybody has any unwanted nearly new uniform please send them into the school office.  All donations will be gratefully received.