Friends of Bishop Ramsey (FBR)
Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to ’The Friends of Bishop Ramsey' (otherwise known as 'FBR'). We are a group of parents/carers/teachers who meet informally every 6-8 weeks to discuss and plan fund raising activities such as Quiz Nights, Year 7 Welcome Discos, Fashion Shows, Locker Rental, Pre Loved School Uniform sales, Refreshments at parent evenings; the proceeds of these events are then used to purchase additional resources for the pupils to enhance their education, such as the Sports Mini Bus, Microphones & Stage Screens for Drama Dept, sponsor the Year 11 Prom & Careers Fair, Well-being resources, Outdoor Table Tennis Tables to name a few!
Why do we have The Friends of Bishop Ramsey?
The funds raised by FBR pay for many of the extras that will enhance our children’s learning experience here at Bishop Ramsey. FBR exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal while having fun together! FBR introduced a Wish List for school departments & school groups to make bids for items they would like, that will benefit students of Bishop Ramsey, and FBR choose which items they would like to support financially. In the 2018/19 school year, more than £6500 was donated for Wish List items.
Don’t forget, as parents/carers you are already a member of 'FBR', so why not come along? We would love you to join us in fundraising for the benefit of our children. All parents/carers and members of the school community can get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available, new ideas are always welcome.
FBR is a registered charity. Many companies will help charities through a Community Matched Giving Scheme, which means the company matches any funds raised by FBR or gives a donation.
Why not ask your HR Dept whether your company operates this scheme or something similar? Let us know if your organisation is willing to support our future events and make FBR’s fundraising even more valuable!
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
FBR’s Annual General meeting is held in Autumn term (this year the AGM is Wed 16th Oct 19) in the school atrium. This is an opportunity for all parents/carers to come along and hear in more detail about the events run and funds raised and how the money has been spent. It is also the time when we elect our new committee.
Ronnie Welch has been our chair for the past 11 years and Ronnie would now like to hand over this role to a new person, as his son enters 6th form. Ronnie will still be around to support and help anyone that would like to take on this role.
Interested? Why not get in touch with Ronnie via the school office or attend the AGM?
FBR Dates for Autumn 2019
Year 7 Welcome School Disco – Friday 27th September
FBR AGM – Wednesday 16th October
FBR fundraising Quiz - Pizza Supper – Friday 22nd November
FBR fundraising Fashion Show – Wednesday 27th November
Keep an eye out for information on FBR activities and events via the School Letters Home.