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Friends of Marsh Baldon

September 2019


As you may know, Friends of Marsh Baldon has kicked off with the aim of setting up a team that can help to rally other parents/carers & volunteers to organise fun events throughout the year and also raise much needed funds for various school needs.


Last year the events were not only loads of fun for the kids but they also raised over £3000 and helped to get the fantastic new play surface and climbing frame that Class 1 are enjoying now.


This year the team suggested raising money for wet weather play equipment and possibly resurfacing the main Astroturf area, as well as other equipment needed by the school. Any other ideas please do let us know!


We’ll be arranging meet ups to organise the below events so please come along when you can and let us know if you’d like to join our WhatsApp and/or email group. Sign up forms for the below events will be popped onto the notice board, or if easier, please fill in the attached form which covers the next couple of events and pass to your Class rep or the office – all help is greatly appreciated as the events can only happen if we have enough volunteers.




Stay & Play sessions - These are fun play sessions held in the school play area. Drinks & refreshments provided by each class in turn. 3:15-4:30pm Volunteers needed to provided refreshment supplies, and also set up and clear away – to be organised by Class reps.

     - Friday 27th September (Class 1 to lead)

     - Friday 4th October (Class 3 to lead)

     - Friday 18th October (Class 2 to lead)

     - Friday 15th November (All classes together for Children in Need)


Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 27th September (straight after family assembly) Please bring along cakes, biscuits, etc and stay for a cuppa and a chat. A few volunteers to help out on the morning would also be great!


Harvest Bring & Share Tea - Thursday 10th October, 3:15pm

Bring along a dish to share that has been made with local produce, if possible.


The apple pressing equipment is available so please let your class rep know if you can bring along apples and clean glass or plastic bottles asap so we can see if there is enough interest.  If we do go ahead, volunteers will be needed to help run the machinery – no experience necessary!  Also folks to help with set up and clear away would be great too.


Halloween Disco - Wednesday 23rd October, 4:30pm

Get dressed up in spooky costumes and have some fun with games & dancing.

Lead organizers to plan music/games/decoration/spooky food, etc and teams to help with setting up and clearing away.


Christmas Bazaar - 12th December, 3pm

Lead organizers and team to help with all the planning leading up to the event plus volunteers for on the day to help with setting up, running stalls and clearing away.


Sneak peak at other fun events planned for the terms next year…




Pancake Party            Thursday 13th February


World Book Day         Friday 6th March


Sponsored Walk        Friday 13th March (TBC)


Quiz Night                  Friday 20th March, 7pm (something for the parents!!)


Fun Triathlon              Date TBC




International Tea Party

May Dance

Summer Fete

Treasure Hunt

Rounders /Tea on the Green


Any suggestions, ideas and support happily accepted!




Friends of Marsh Baldon