What Are We Raising Money For And Why?
Ask your daughter about sitting on the muddy grass!
With the arrival of Covid the students are spending lots more time outdoors and there are over 1,100 of them! We urgently need to raise funds to provide more and improved outdoor seating, tables and covers for those to keep the girls dry right now and in the shade when the summer comes round.
The seating is needed during the current Covid crisis and way beyond that, it will improve the well being of all the students all year round, to be able to enjoy the outdoors and maximise the precious break and lunch times.
Why Are We Asking For a Christmas Present From You For The School?
No chance to run the block-busting fundraiser that is the Festive Fair this year...
Normally at this time of year Friends of Beaconsfield High School (FoBHS) would be flat out putting the wonderful Becky High Festive Fair together, sending you raffle tickets to buy, asking for tombola donations, sourcing hamper prizes and making cakes and chutney! Last year, thanks to all the 100's of super generous donations of time, bottles, chocolates, raffle prizes etc from parents, we raised over £11, 000! The block buster fund raising event of the school calendar.
We haven't been able to run any of our in-person events this academic year, so we are asking all the wonderful parents and supporters of Becky High to convert their generous Festive Fair contributions into a cash gift for the school this Christmas via our Friends Christmas Crowd Fund!
A few pics as a reminder of last year...
There are rewards for you too!
Three Fortnum & Mason Hampers to be won. Each worth £150!
For every £10 you donate you will be entered into a draw to win one of three fabulous Fortnum & Mason Hampers, each worth £150.
So for example if you donate £30 you will get three entries into the hamper draw, if you donate £50 you will get five entries into the hamper draw.
We will draw the three winners on Friday 11th December and do our very best to get the Hamper to you by the end of term. Assuming you are local!
Donations after the draw on Friday 11th December will not be eligible for a prize draw. Though the Crowd Fund will stay open for donations until the first week of January.
Who is running this Christmas Crowd Fund?
This Crowd Fund is being run by the organising Committee of the Friends of Becky High.
The Committee is made up of a small core team supported by a brilliant and vital extended team of supporters running ongoing schemes e.g. Sainsbury's, Becky High Hundreds, School Uniform shop etc and those getting involved setting up various events over the year; Yr 7/8 Disco, Quiz nights, Bollywood night, Disco Through the Decades etc (pre-Covid!). We are also hugely helped and supported by the network of dynamic Form Reps who keep parent communications alive and thriving.
And as ever Friends works hand in glove with the management and staff of the school and it's brilliant to have the full support of Mrs Smith and her fabulous team including the wonderful Comms and Development guru Sarah Melvin for our first ever Crowd Fund.
Thank you everyone in advance for adding Becky High to your Christmas Gift List and contributing to the vital fundraising work for Becky High, its staff and students.
Happy (nearly) Christmas!
Deborah -Chair of FoBHS on behalf of the team: Ela - Treasurer, Jen - Secretary, Lucie - Vice Chair