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The Friends of Arkengarthdale C of E School

The Friends of Arkengarthdale C of E School Charity is an active committee of volunteers, which is fortunate to have the support of the children, teachers, the local population and visitors alike. Each year the group organises a variety of fundraising activities to raise vital funds for the School. Wherever possible the children are involved, in particular the children’s artwork is a key element of many appeals, with a series of bespoke notecards being a very popular and successful fundraiser.

Projects - The Friends was founded to raise funds to build an extension for new toilets and cloakroom over a decade ago. Since then the Friends have worked tirelessly to raise thousands of pounds to make generous contributions to:

· library books
· travelling expenses for school trips
· theatre visits
· sports & playground equipment
· musical equipment
· IT kit
· games
· curtains & staging for school productions
· presentation trophies
· planters and seeds for gardening

Fundraising activities have included:

· events at the CB Inn including a race night, Chinese night, Summer party, health & beauty evenings
· notecards (designed by the children)

· variety shows involving many children from the school

· highwayman push
· quiz nights
· cream teas
· diary dates and Easter raffle
· and much more

Please be involved - Anyone is welcome to become a Friend of the School, currently a group of dedicated parents meet several times a year to plan fundraising activities.

Easyfundraising – contribute to the Friends of the School on an ongoing by using as your webportal to purchase goods through hundreds of popular retailers such as Argos, Ebay and M&S. These retailers donate a percentage of the sale value to the Friends. Visit the site and select the Friends of Arkengarthdale School as your nominated charity. Simply log on to and select your retailer from this site before purchasing and the donations will automatically go to the School.

Notecards – Over the last 6 years the children have created artwork for notecards which have been popular with friends, families and visitors to the Dale.  A new range of cards is now available, on sale at the CB Inn (Arkengarthdale).

Thank you for your interest in the Friends of Arkengarthdale C of E School

Sharon Atkinson (Secretary)
Caroline Wright (Treasurer)
Rachael Parker (Chairman)
Glenda Richardson (Vice-Chairman)


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