Christmas FAB Cinema

Get into the Christmas Spirit with our FAB Cinema event on Saturday 7th December…
We will be showing two films…

Elf at 2pm and
Jingle All the Way at 4.30pm.

Tickets cost £5.50 per person (per film).
Available from www.ticketor.com/friendsatbalfour
Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.
All children must be accompanied by a paying adult – up to 3 kids per adult.

If you can help out on the day please sign up via https://volunteersignup.org/FKWPQ

FIREWORKS CANCELLED

It is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Fireworks event this Friday 15th November 2019.

A number of factors has led to this decision. Ticket sales have continued to drop over the last 3 years. We believe a major contributing factor is the free fireworks event held annually at Preston Park. The amount of tickets currently sold indicates that the event will not be financially viable to run. The worsening weather forecast for Friday does not lead us to believe that on the day ticket sales will improve this situation.

In addition, at the time that we’ve made this decision, the level of volunteers to be able to support the set up, safe running and clearing away of the event is still insufficient. Lastly, the pyrotechnic team have concerns regarding the weather forecast and wind direction on Friday.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank those of you who have bought tickets and volunteered to give your time and effort to help out.

All online ticket sales will be refunded in due course.

Fireworks Display Volunteer Sign Up and slots

Volunteering slots for Fireworks Display on Friday 15th November 2019

Bar (slots 4.30-6pm or 6-7.30pm)
https://volunteersignup.org/WY3M8

Marshalls 4.30 to 7pm slots
https://volunteersignup.org/XFWYP

Food Serving (slots 4.30-6pm or 6-7.30pm)
https://volunteersignup.org/A9L79

Ticket & Gates (slots 4.30 to 5.30pm or 5.30-6.45pm)
By pool https://volunteersignup.org/LE8BC
By steps https://volunteersignup.org/3K7TM

Flashing Fun Stall (slots 4.30-5.45pm or 5.45-7pm)
https://volunteersignup.org/RDB8F

Set up – variety of activities from 12pm
https://volunteersignup.org/B7CHD

Clear Away on Saturday 16th
https://volunteersignup.org/9XWHC

Resident Letters
https://volunteersignup.org/MRPML

Roll Cutting
https://volunteersignup.org/KXM98

Mulled Wine Prep
https://volunteersignup.org/B4RAJ

FAB Events for this Term

Quiz Night Friday 11th October 8pm

Our first Quiz Night of the year…
Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start in the KS1 hall.
Cash bar with wine, fizz, lager, ale, soft drinks and snacks.

Fish & Chip supper & Vegetarian option = £11.00 per ticket
Tickets without food = £4.00

Olly’s Fish Shack will be providing the food, which will be cooked onsite and you can choose either a

Fish & chips supper with homemade mushy peas
Or a vegan option of tempura haas avocado.

We would be grateful if tickets could be bought online to save our volunteers any admin and hassle!
Please go to https://www.ticketor.com/friendsatbalfour to buy tickets… You can also buy tickets clicking the link to the right of this page. There is no booking fee for online payments.

Alternatively, please put a cheque (made payable to ‘Friends at Balfour’) with a note stating numbers and types of tickets required, into a FAB box before Wednesday 9th October.

Teams of six can be made up on the night or in advance.
Food must be pre-ordered.

Fireworks Friday 15th November 5-7pm

more information to follow…

FAB Cinema – Saturday 12th October 3pm

We will be showing The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

Just in time to celebrate Halloween… er, and Christmas!

Dress up and have some spooky fun!

The film will be shown in the KS2 Sports Hall.

Tickets – £5.50 per person… All children must be accompanied by a paying adult – up to 3 kids per adult.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.

Please go to https://www.ticketor.com/friendsatbalfour to buy tickets… You can also buy tickets by clicking the link to the right of this page. There is no booking fee for online payments.

 

 

Christmas Fair – Saturday 14th December 2-5pm

more information to follow…

Massive Thank You!

The sun shone for us at the Summer Fair on 6th July which certainly helped us all enjoy the afternoon’s activities to the max!

We want to say a massive thank you again to all the volunteers – over 150 of you – and to all our guests and anyone else who helped raise money towards the FAB fundraising.

Special thanks to Higgidy who provided products to sell on the Food stall.  Also to all our Raffle and Silent Auction donators.  If you own or work for a company who can donate a prize for future fairs, please let us know.

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”

Summer Fair Saturday 6th July 12 to 4pm

Friends At Balfour’s Annual Summer Fair including: inflatables, inflatables and more inflatables …

This year we have a 70ft inflatable extreme obstacle course, a bungee run, a disco dome, gladiator duel, an inflatable slide and of course a good old fashioned bouncy castle… actually shaped like a castle!! 😉

Not mentioning… the ponies, great entertainment including Balfour’s Got Talent, various fair stalls, a great choice of food, candy floss
and a bar serving Pimms and much more…

Important dates to remember…

Friday 28th June: Tombola donations
Adult’s tombola (wine, chocolate, smellies, unwanted gifts) &
Kid’s tombola (new toys, books & games).

Friday 5th July: Cake & Finger Food donations
(bought or homemade)
Cuddly toys (clean old cuddly toys)

We need your help to run this massive event! If you can help in any way then please sign up to any of the tasks below– it’s really simple you just need to click the link, chose a slot, type your name and enter your email address.

Kids can help out with you on all the stalls except on the Bar, the Food and Candy Floss Stalls. Kids can also come along to help set up the fair in the morning or tidy away at the end… but usually they just run around the field like lunatics – but as long as they are happy and don’t get in the way we don’t mind!! 😉

Thank you

Volunteers Signup sheet link
Summer Fair Pre-tasks 8/14 volunteersignup.org/PD8E4
Cake & Cuddly Toy Donations 3/8 volunteersignup.org/AC8WP
Tombola donation collections 4/8 volunteersignup.org/MXY97
Cakes 3/12 volunteersignup.org/B8YBX
Summer Fair Clear up 3/20 volunteersignup.org/FP38R
Summer Fair Set Up 9/40 volunteersignup.org/MPJBA
FAB Desk 3/12 volunteersignup.org/Q7PRE
Bar 7/16 volunteersignup.org/E9J4X
Food 4/12 volunteersignup.org/CWTK9
Face Painting 3/12 volunteersignup.org/7LTWX
Nail & Hair Bar 1/8 volunteersignup.org/4FEFA
Gladiator Duel 4/8 volunteersignup.org/BPBWJ
Disco Dome 1/8 volunteersignup.org/RMXRB
Bungee Run 7/8 volunteersignup.org/XP8QT
Bouncy Castle 2/8 volunteersignup.org/LPK8A
70ft Inflatable Assault Course 6/8 volunteersignup.org/QFJ9D
Human Fruit Machine 4/12 volunteersignup.org/3L7HR
Kid’s Tombola 0/12 volunteersignup.org/RCBKJ
Cuddly Toy Tombola 8/12 volunteersignup.org/FJWB4
Candy Floss 1/12 volunteersignup.org/LAM8X
Games Stalls 2 0/8 volunteersignup.org/7AYR9
Games Stalls 1 3/12 volunteersignup.org/TDJB8

 

Movie Afternoon

A new event for FAB… A Saturday afternoon movie showing of The Greatest Showman… dress up, sing along and have lots of fun!

The film will be shown in the KS2 Sports Hall…. doors open at 3pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.

Tickets costs £5.50 per person and there are only 150 available!
A child must be accompanied by a paying adult – so the minimum purchase is two tickets – and we are allowing up to 3 kids per adult.

Support the school’s fundraising and have some fun!

Tickets are available via https://www.ticketor.com/friendsatbalfour/tickets/movie-afternoon

Summer Term 2019 Activities

FAB event dates for your diaries for the Summer Term

                                           

On Saturday 18th May Balfour will be participating in the Brighton Artists Open House festival. The school will be showcasing art created by our children across both sites. For more information on the festival, check out their website: https://aoh.org.uk

Later on in the Summer term on Saturday 6th July is our annual Summer Fair – a massive fundraiser for FAB. We have lots of exciting activities, stalls, food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy. These events can’t be held without the significant help of our school community, so if you can help in the run up, set up, during the event or clearing away, make a note in your diary and the online sign up links will be available soon.