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.

Spring Term Activities

We’re pleased to tell you about the Spring activities that FAB are involved in for this term.

First is the return of the Scholastic Book Fair from Friday 1st March until Thursday 7th March. As per previous events, it will be held at the KS2 site by the Year 6 Base. Last time we ran the fair, we took over £800 which resulted in £87 worth of books for the school. So come down and have a look at the range of discounted books for sale.

If you can spare the time to help volunteer at the book fair please sign up by following this link volunteersignup.org/PXDRK

Also this term, is our Spring Quiz Night on Friday 15th March raising funds to support Science Week later in the year.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held after school on Friday 29th March. Tickets for both these events can be bought online – check out the events posts on this site.

If you can spare the time to help volunteer at the Easter Egg Hunt please sign up by following this link volunteersignup.org/BWWE8

Christmas wishes from FAB

We’d like to thank everyone for their support during 2018 – to our lovely volunteers and to anyone who attended our events and participated in our other fundraising activities.  Come and join in and find out more at our committee meetings – first is on Tuesday 8th January in Yr 6 base, KS2.

We look forward to a fun packed 2019!

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



Christmas Fair update

Oh the weather tomorrow is frightful, but the fair will still be delightful….
So yes light rain expected tomorrow afternoon – but it’s the winds that are causing us hassle!! We can now ensure you the the whole fair will be inside in the warm!! I’m not sure how we have managed it… but it should all be fine! Sadly there will be no Christmas karaoke as something had to go… we will still have everything else, hot food, a full bar, candy floss and all the stalls. It maybe be slightly squishy in places but please come and help us raise money for the school!!

2 Sleeps until The Christmas fair!

With only 2 sleeps to the Christmas fair the FAB crew have been very busy and we’re getting excited!

The team are busy folding raffle and tombola tickets, collecting craft supplies, buying food and drinks, checking lists, adding in last minute volunteers (still need adult food and bar servers at various slots), prepping for the set up, and praying for good weather. 💪☀️🌤

You can buy your Grinch or Santa visit tickets online for £3.50 each at www.ticketor.com/friendsatbalfour – search for a 15min slot that suits you! Tickets can be bought online until 9pm on Friday 7th December, but also available on the day. 🎅🧟‍♂️

We can also confirm the delicious menu for Saturday too! 🌭🥘🍲🍔