Friends of Park Road is our school community fundraising association (charity number 1173101).

Led by a committee of parent volunteers and supported by our awesome teachers, parents/carers
and children, we are committed to delivering a number of events and fundraising activities to ensure
ongoing engagement across our school community, as well as extra income towards key school
equipment for the benefit of our children.

We are proud to play our part in all we achieve together for the Park Road family.

 

How to Help

This page outlines the various ways in which you can help and support Friends of Park Road.
In 2019/20 (Sep- Mar), we co-ordinated over 16 events/activities including –

▪ Reception welcome packs
▪ Your School Lottery
▪ Bag2School collection
▪ Halloween and Valentine cake sales
▪ 2 discos
▪ Quiz sponsored by Eurocamp
▪ Christmas Fair
▪ Pre-loved uniform sale
▪ 4 FOPR meetings
▪ 2 foodbank collections

 

Fundraising

We have recently contributed to school appeals including –

▪ Outdoor learning provision including Hagrid’s Hut
▪ KS1 reading stock
▪ Year 6 leaver’s party

In previous years, FOPR have helped to fund the Apollo challenger climbing frame & library books.

 

Upcoming events

(all subject to change due to current restrictions)

 

Autumn term

Bag 2 school collection

5 October 2020

Drop off at school car park (Park Road) by 9am

Please fill as many regular black bin bags as you can and donate your unwanted textiles!

Lockdown declutter?! Please remember you can donate unwanted textiles to the Friends of
Park Road Bag2School collection on Monday 5 October 2020.

Bag2School are a textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools. We receive 30p/kilo
of textiles for re-use which will go towards this year’s fundraising target.

Thanks as always for your support. Click here for more information on what’s collectable:
https://bag2school.com/what-we-collect

Halloween Bake Sale

A covid safe event for the children to enjoy during school time in their year group bubbles
Details tbc

Christmas Card Project

Personalised with your child’s festive artwork design
Details tbc

Smarties Challenge Penny Drive

FOPR will send home a tube of Smarties to all children.
After eating, they ask friends and family to help them fill the tube up with £1
coins/20ps/loose change and bring it back to school!
Prize awarded to the class with the most money raised 🙂
Details tbc

Own Clothes Day

Attend school in non-uniform for a £1 donation to FOPR!
Details tbc

Christmas Raffle

In collaboration with our local independent small business community – please get in touch
to donate prizes
Details tbc

Elfridges

A seasonal pop-up store for children to shop for small affordable presents for their families
Details tbc

Foodbank Collection

We support South Trafford foodbank with food donations to help local families in crisis
https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/traffordsouth
Details tbc

Note: Spring Ball is currently postponed to 15 May 2021.

 

Your School Lottery

Thank you to all who support our lottery and congratulations to our weekly winners!

“This lottery has been set up specifically to raise money and make a difference for our children!
It's a fantastic way to bring parents, carers, teachers and the wider community together, in
partnership with our school, and at the same time give something back. We hope to raise funds that
can support and enrich the education of our children – we aim to provide extra resources for the
children, improve the school environment as well as run extra curricular activities such as music, art
and sport.
Your support is greatly appreciated and we wish you good luck!”
– Mrs Walmsley, Headteacher

Play Your School Lottery here – tickets are £1 – set up online – weekly winner receives 30% of our
total sales and entry to a national £25,000 jackpot!
https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/park-road-sale-primary-school

 

Pre-loved Uniform

We have rolling stock of pre-loved uniform, in decent condition, for those mid-year top ups!
Save money, raise school funds and be kind to the environment by re-using uniform in good
condition.

We will post details monthly on facebook by age group – please message us to order items –
suggested donation 50p-£1 per item.

Please contact us to make donations of your pre-loved Park Road uniform – including PE kit
and outdoor learning wear.

 

Friends of Park Road Meetings

We meet every term to chat through ideas and organise activities.
We will announce dates via school office email and facebook – currently on hold/via zoom due to
restrictions.

 

Matched Funding

If you work for an organisation that supports matched funding for
employees, we would love to hear from you – please get in touch to help boost our funds.

 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support a charity of your choice every time you shop,
at no cost to you. AmazonSmile for FOPR is available here on your web browser and can be
activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. When you shop AmazonSmile,
you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as
amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price
to your selected charity (Friends of Park Road School Sale).

 

Reports

Registered Charity Details

Latest Chair report (AGM 2020)
Latest Treasurer report (AGM 2020)

 

Contact us

Email us: friendsprs@gmail.com
Get social: Join our facebook group @friendsofparkroad
We would love you to get involved!

Co-chairs: Rachael Blears and Paula Castle
Treasurers: Claire Beall and Caroline Watts
Secretary: Philippa Simpson