FAB: A massive thank you and can you help??

We held our final Trustee meeting last night to discuss moving forward in September. It’s been a strange year for everyone and we have cancelled half of our planned events and as a result, our net income dropped by half… however, we still managed to raise £12k! We would like to thank everybody who helped organise, set up, run, tidy away, came to these events or donated money to us this year – because without your input we would be able to raise these funds.

We have our ‘usual commitments’ to the school of things we pay for, such as: £1k for each Year group for trips or workshops; moving on treats/celebrations for Years 2 & 6; Christmas hats at Christmas dinner; ice lollies for sports day; Let’s Dance entry; small playground equipment and various academic enhancements or workshops. Typically, we end each academic year with £10k in the kitty that we allocate towards these commitments, however, this year we find ourselves £4k short of covering these commitments for the 2020/21 academic year – we would have made this amount (and more) if it had been ‘alright’ to hold the Summer Fair.

We are planning the usual set of events and fundraisers for September (and beyond) and have socially distanced options and alternatives in place – however the future of our fundraising is uncertain.

If you would like to donate any amount of money to help us enhance the educational experience of every child within the school then please do so via this link https://chuffed.org/project/fab-fundraiser

If you would like to donate towards Black Lives Matter resources for the school then please do via this link https://chuffed.org/project/black-lives-matter-resources (we’ve hit our target – but you can never have too many resources within such a big school!)

… and lastly if you would like to donate towards the massive play structure that we were hoping to buy this summer then please do via this link https://chuffed.org/project/outdoor-playgroup-equipment-for-balfour-primary-school

Have a great Summer and thank you once again for supporting us this year