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Charity Work


The Friends of St. Charles are a charity Fundraising Committee run by parents, grandparents, staff and friends.

We help provide all those little extras that enhance the children’s learning in school.  The social and fundraising events organised by our energetic and successful Friends Committee continue to provide money for much needed facilities and resources for the children. Most activities are designed to be ‘family events’.

What do we do?

Friends events take place throughout the year and have included:

  • Discos
  • Film Nights
  • Summer Fayres
  • Sponsored Pancake Flip
  • Raffles
  • Bags to School
  • Mobile Phone Recycling

Through such events we have raised thousands of pounds in the last few years. These funds have enabled the school to provide extra, valuable resources for the children to use. We have contributed to the building of the new creative arts room, reception airlock and outside play area, garden area, library books, new computers and much much more.

You can contact us using friendsofstcharles@yahoo.co.uk

How can you help?

The success of the Friends depends entirely on the support of all parents, grandparents, staff and the community. We greatly appreciate any assistance. This can be anything from a little time spent helping out in the background, to coming along to functions with friends and family or by joining the Friends Committee.We meet approximately 6 times a year on a Thursday morning for one hour. There is no problems with bringing your children or babies with you.

Share your fundraising ideas with us, we are always open to new ideas and welcome any suggestions from an idea for a stall at the Summer Fayre to a suggestion for a whole event!

Donations also play a very big role in our fundraising efforts. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for such fantastic support!


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