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Friends of Helmdon School

Welcome to the Friends of Helmdon School (FOHS) page of our website. Parents are automatically members of the Friends of Helmdon School (our Parent Teacher Association, or FOHS for short). We are a charity that is here to provide all the children at the school with extra fun, resources and experiences throughout their Primary school career. Our Chair of FOHS is Sophie Harwood.  In addition, we have a full committee including Caroline Rushton who is our Secretary and Jane Gosney who is our Treasurer.  We really value any help that can be provided at our events throughout the year.


We have lots of exciting events that we run during the school year, including regular events such as year group cake sales, discos, Christmas and Easter celebrations and one off events such as fetes/quizzes etc.  We have recently started a school lottery.  You can join from as little as £1 a week. There are 2 draws each week, the first for the school and the second is a chance to win £25,000. From every £1.00 spent, 40p goes straight back to the school and 30p goes into the weekly draw.


FOHS has provided funds for the following in the past year:

1.  A Helmdon based timeline which can be seen in the lower playground on the back wall of the Panthers' classroom.

2.  A South American Dance Workshop

3.  A FOHS notice board

4.  A theatre production of Dick Whittington

5.  Year 6 leavers’ gifts

6.  Pancakes for our annual pancake races

7.  Ice lollies for Sports Day

8.  50% of the funds incurred in providing the new raised vegetable/flower beds.


Our recent Bags 2 school collection raised £139, the largest collection amount to date, and our Christmas fundraisers (including Santa's sleigh and the Grand Christmas Draw) were both a great success.

Please feel free to approach any member of the committee with questions or suggestions for fundraising ideas – we are always keen to hear new ideas. All help, however large or small, is greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you and building on the contribution that FOHS provides to the school.


Dates for your diary:


Bags 2 School - Monday 30th January 2017, 9am