The Friends of SRS is a group of friendly and enthusiastic people made up of parents, carers, grandparents and friends working together to help enhance the school experience for the pupils within our school. We work hard to raise funds to use on various equipment and activities within the school.
Our main fundraising events are the Summer BBQ and Christmas Fayre that we hold every year along with
numerous smaller events throughout the year including; an Easter raffle, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations,
international food days, cake & bake sales, and dress-down days!
We are also registered with online fundraising sites; Easyfundraising, AmazonSmile, Brent Community
Lotto and My School Fund to help raise additional funds.
Throughout the year, with help from the school, we also run various fundraising and social events.
All of these events take a great deal of hard work and dedication to organise and hold.
Friends of SRS are always looking for new members to come along and join our friendly team. All parents
automatically become members of this Friends Association when their child starts school.
At the beginning of each school year, the Friends committee hold an Annual General Meeting, when key
officers and committee members are elected to represent the association throughout the year. All
parents are welcome to attend any of the meetings and do not have to attend every meeting or help at
all fundraising and social events, just as and when you can!
2022 – 2023 Friends Association Committee Members
Chair: Mary Coriano
Secretary: Tara Randall
Vice-Secretary: Fiona Feeley
Treasurer: Charlotte Wrenn
Vice-Treasurer: Paola Barbero
Vice-Treasurer: Mekhala Dabrara
Raffle Coordinator: Puneeta Patel
Raffle Coordinator: Fiona Feeley
Raffle Coordinator: Mary Kelly
Raffle Coordinator: Louise Butler
Raffle Coordinator: Sinead Connaughton
Stores Coordinator: Siobhan Scully and Fiona Feeley
Grants Coordinator: Tara Randall
Year Group Representatives
Cristina Hirceaga (yr 6)
Steph Terry (yr 5)
Irene Hanbury (yr 4)
Steph Terry (Yr 3)
Caroline Murphy (Yr 2)
Mary Kelly (Yr 1)
Mary Coriano (Reception)
Mary Kelly (Nur)
Further year group representatives to be nominated at future meetings.
- Schools’ Friends Association –
- Be the first to hear about important news and upcoming events in school
- Have a voice in the activities and programs that the Friends supports
- Learn how teachers and children benefit from the work of the Friends
- Volunteer your time at school to make a difference in our school community
The Friends of SRS have for example, contributed towards; new playground equipment, IPads for children to use at school or for lessons, new library books and school minibus, learning activity days for the children.
MANY COMPANIES THROUGHOUT THE UK OFFER THEIR EMPLOYEES THE CHANCE TO BOOST THEIR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS BY MATCHING THE MONEY THEY RAISE.
This is brilliant for the school as it is money for nothing and can raise double the amount of money with very little effort. If you’re interested and would like to know more, please keep reading!
WHAT IS MATCH FUNDING?
Match funding can also be known as match giving, and it is a really simple way to maximise fundraising. We know that not all companies offer matched funding, but those that do will pledge to donate a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised to the charity of their choice. Some companies will match fund on a £ for £ basis, and others will stipulate what they can give. Normally the organisation will set an upper limit with certain criteria the employee must follow for e.g. the recipient organisation must be a registered charity.
WHICH COMPANIES & ORGANISATIONS SUPPORT MATCH FUNDING?
We are aware that generally banks and building societies, insurance companies, supermarkets, utility providers, phone companies and car manufacturers have historically been known to offer matched funding. However, it is best to ask your employer directly if they already have a scheme in place or if they would be willing to set one up?
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
The best way to get started is to contact your employer and ask if have a match funding scheme or are interested in setting one up. You can check online first before approaching your employer to see if there is any information online about your company. Once your company has agreed to match fund they will probably provide you with a request form to complete and advise you on the procedure to follow, each company is likely to be different.
HOW CAN I RAISE AWARENESS?
Word of mouth is the best way to promote the benefits of match funding and we would ask you to tell everyone that this method of fundraising still exists. Please remember to explain that it is not complicated and costs nothing, just a small amount of time asking your employer.
Further information can be found by downloading the letter below.
Thank you for your support.