Who are FOBS?
FOBS are the Friends of Broomfield School. We are a fundraising committee made up of willing parents and friends of the school with the support of the staff. We organise events throughout the year to raise funds to support the purchase of new equipment which can be used by staff to enrich and enhance our children’s education.
What sort of events do you run?
We try to run events throughout the school year. These include end of term discos for infants and juniors, cake raffles, pamper nights, grand raffles and much more. This year we would like to run a Christmas Fair for the first time and we are looking to see if there is enough interest to hold a formal dinner for parents. We rely on parents to help out at events and many local companies have been supportive in donating raffle prizes.
How can we help?
You can help in a number of ways depending on how much time you can commit. If you are really up for it you can join our Committee. We meet roughly once a term in the school bungalow to decide what events to put on and how to run them. If you aren’t able to help at this level then come along and volunteer at a specific event - we are always looking for people to run the tuck shop, watch the doors or sell tickets. Finally, if you haven’t got any time to spare, you can offer your support by turning up to events, buying raffle tickets and encouraging your children to join in.
What sort of things have you helped to buy?
Over the years we have helped to buy a range of items from the school minibus to classroom equipment. During this school year we have bought a mobile kitchen unit with an electric oven so that the children can cook in their classrooms and a range of outdoor play equipment for the children to use at break-time.
Over the coming year the main focus of our fundraising activity will be raising money to help refurbish the school computer room.
How can I find out more?
Please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Drage 07813132715 or Vicky Oakes 07971404669.