Friends of Halley House (FoHH) is a volunteer fundraising group of parents, carers and staff. We raise money for the school and bring the community closer by organising a variety of year-round events.
Who are FoHH?
This is everyone’s school and all money we raise benefits all of our children. You automatically become a member of the team if you are a parent or carer of a child at the school. We have a committee of volunteers who organise the overall planning of FoHH events but they are reliant on the kindness of the whole school community to run the events.
The current committee members are:
Co-Chair: Ibinabo Nwanze (Ebube Y6, Ifeoma YR)
Co-Chair: Keziah Assibu (Dean YR)
Treasurer: Clare Robinson-Watt (Amelie Y4, Leila Y2)
You can join the FoHH WhatsApp group to keep in touch. Seek out a committee member or ask the office to pass us your name and phone number and we will gladly add you to the group.
What are we raising money for?
This year our fundraising target is £6000 for the following:
● Stackable staging for the school hall – £5000
● Mental health and well-being resources – £500
● Library expansion and maintenance – £500
If we raise more than our target we will be putting the money towards a much-needed sound system, which is estimated to cost £3000.
In the past we have funded lots of different things, some big, some small. For example, we funded and created the entire library from scratch, contributed towards the sports hall refurbishment and new equipment, and bought new sets of high-visibility vests for the many and varied off-site activities and trips.
How can you get involved?
Your support for the school is invaluable and much appreciated, and there are loads of ways to get involved, from donating money or time, or suggesting events or activities for our children. We can achieve much more together, so do get involved! Please see below for some suggestions of how you can help:
Donating directly into our account is a great way to support us! If you would like to make a one-off or a regular donation the details are:
● Sort code: 204150
● Ac no: 33148467
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We always rely on our community’s generosity for donating home bakes, drinks, food, or raffle prizes for events.
You can simply come and enjoy the fairs, or you can help out by running a stall, serving food, manning the bar or clearing up. Or you can read for the Readathon, tidy the library, dress up your children on event days and generally join in the fun!
We also have monthly meetings to generate and organise fundraising activities and we love to see new people, and welcome new ideas. All meetings are held at 9.30am in school – just pop into the office and they will let you know which room to go to. There is no need to let us know in advance if you can attend, just turn up when you can spare the time. If you can’t come to the meetings you can contact any of the committee members with fundraising ideas or offers of help. This year’s meeting dates are:
● Friday 8th September
● Friday 6th October
● Friday 3rd November
● Friday 1st December
Dates for 2024 will be released as soon as confirmed.
As there are quite a few events from both school and FoHH we’ve put together a planner for the rest of the summer term. It’s a PDF that you can zoom into or print (it fits nicely on an A4 page).
FoHH is an essential part of the school.
Our fundraising enriches every child’s experience!