The FoWS was set up many years ago, by parents, with the primary aim to raise funds for the school to benefit all children. The FoWS has since become a registered charity.
The FoWS help organise many events throughout the year, including the Welcome BBQ, our traditional May Fair, Christmas Raffle and Christmas Lunch, Easter egg hunt and many others. We also provide additional resources to the school to help further an already outstanding learning environment.
Why we're raising money
Under the current circumstances, Friends of Whaddon School has not been able to organise fundraising in the usual way which has resulted in our families, villagers and friends missing out on well-loved events such as the annual May Fayre and has also significantly decreased the money available which is so vital for the school.
FOWS and the school have decided to work together to raise money through fundraising challenges so they can secure the remainder of the money required to fund the new classroom expansion for the school moving to full primary status up to Year 6. 90% of the funding has been achieved so we are working hard to obtain the final 10%.
Kicking off the efforts is ‘Walk for Whaddon’ where we’re aiming for the children to collectively complete a distance of 136 miles which would take us virtually from Whaddon to the sunny climes of Weymouth! Please click the blue button above in our logo 'Launch Your Own Campaign' to set up your child's mini fundraising page to share amongst your family and friends.
We understand that it may not be possible for everyone to donate at the current time and we wouldn't want you to feel pressured to stretch yourself financially. Whether you are able to donate right now or not, we would be very grateful if you could please share with anyone you think would be able to support us.