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FOBS Christmas Market - Friday 10 December 2021
We are really looking forward to our first outdoor Christmas Market on Friday, 10 December! It's going to be a fabulous event for all the family to enjoy! Full details of the arrangements put in place to ensure the safety of our whole school community have been sent home via ParentMail but a copy can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
There will be lots of games, food and drink and great stalls for your Christmas Shopping as well as the very popular Santa's Grotto! FOBS Christmas Raffle tickets will also be on sale, but the draw will be held the following week. This is to allow those who can’t make it to the Christmas Market to purchase tickets at the Infant Nativity performances.
Many thanks in advance for your help and support! We hope to see you all in great numbers; feel free to invite family and friends to come along, too!
Fundraising News! - November 2021
As you know, Belmont School was the local cause as part of the Co-op Local Community Fund which ran until 23 October 2021. An amazing £2,407.94 was raised within the 12-month funding period and we would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who chose us as a cause! The money raised will go towards the re-development of the school’s Wildlife Area and for the many potential activities (such as a Gardening Club). We are currently drawing up detailed plans to get this project off the ground.
FOBS are now registered with easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. There are over 6,000 retailers/sites that will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! These donations will really mount up and will make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up & support us.
It's completely FREE and only takes a moment ... all you need to do is:
Shop as normal with over 6,000 retailers, just start your shopping journey first at easyfundraising.org, or via the App
There is also a handy easyfundraising browser extension called “Donation Reminder” which reminds you when a donation is available in case you forget to go via the website/App.
Invitation To FOBS Coffee Morning & AGM - Friday 22 October 2021
Exciting News! - March 2021
The Friends of Belmont School (FOBS) now have their very own LotterySK page: https://www.lotterysk.co.uk/support/friends-of-belmont-school---grantham!
You can now support us & other local good causes AND win prizes of up to £25,000! PLUS, be in the draw on the 24th of April for your entry into the national draw to WIN a £1000 voucher for Currys PC World!
LotterySK is a weekly local lottery run by the South Kesteven District Council. 50% of FOBS ticket sales go to TEAM BELMONT and 10% to other local good causes. Tickets cost £1 per week and each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win prizes every week! Plus, there are regular special draws for even more opportunities for you to win.
A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters and GOOD LUCK!
If you have any questions about signing up to the lottery, we’d be happy to help! You can email Anna or Alison via email@example.com or complete the contact form on the website.
FOBS Becomes Part Of The Co-Op Local Community Fund! - December 2020
The FOBS Team are delighted to announce that we have been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund! This is a very exciting funding opportunity, both for FOBS and the school, which can potentially have a great impact on the whole school community.
How does the Co-Op Community Fund work?
FOBS are one of three new causes within Grantham which Co-op Members can select to support between now and 23 October 2021. The more Co-Op members who select us as their chosen cause and shop with Co-Op, the more funds we will receive.
Our cause (Cause-ID 45446) is linked to the two Co-Op food stores (Princess Drive & Dysart Road) and the Co-Op Funeralcare branch (Bridge End Road) in Grantham. You can see our Co-Op Cause Profile page here: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/45446
What does this mean for you? How can you support us?
Every time a Member buys selected Co-Op own brand products and services from a Co-Op Group Food store or Co-Op Funeralcare, anywhere in the UK, 2p of every £1 spent goes into their Membership Rewards account and the same amount is allocated to support community organisations and local causes.
If you already are a Co-Op Member, please select us as your cause (Cause-ID 45446) and make sure you swipe your membership card when shopping in Co-Op stores or inform a Funeralcare colleague that you are a Member. This will ensure that you don’t miss out on your Membership Rewards and can generate funding for our cause.
Should you have any friends and/or family who shop at Co-Op, anywhere in the UK, please tell them about FOBS, pass on our direct Cause Profile page link (https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/45446) and encourage them to select us as their chosen cause.
How do I and others become a Co-Op Member & what benefits will I get from it?
If you are not a Member yet, it is very easy to sign up by visiting coop.co.uk/membership or downloading the Co-op App at coop.co.uk/coop-app. To become a Member, you must pay £1 and this £1 buys you one share in the Co-op Group – this means you own part of the business and can have your say in how it’s run.
Additionally, and more importantly, as a Member you will receive personalised offers every week, have access to exclusive member deals and discounts on Co-op services like Insurance, Funeralcare and Legal Services. You will also be able to spend your earned Membership Rewards within the Co-Op Group.
Have a look at our Cause Profile page and find out what exactly we are raising money for and how it would impact the school community. The page also shows the amount of money our cause has raised to date, so you can track how the fund is developing.
Then, SHARE – SHARE – SHARE! Let people know about FOBS and how they can make a difference by supporting us while doing their normal shopping. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page, too!
Let’s get this funding opportunity be the best it can be, Team Belmont!
We Need You! - November 2020
Currently, the FOBS Team consists of a small group of parents, some of whom will leave us as their children are currently in Year 6 and will move onto secondary schools at the end of this academic year. We, therefore, desperately need more members to ensure that we can continue to do the activities necessary in order to raise essential funds for the school.
A few of the FOBS Team members hold an official position and/or are Charity Trustees, as this is required by the Charity Commission for the smooth and legal running of our charity. However, this is totally optional and anyone can become a FOBS member or volunteer regardless of whether you’ll have an official position or not. We welcome all parents, relatives and local community members to join us in our endeavour to create unforgettable events and activities for all Belmont children while enhancing the school’s facilities.
If you would like more information or have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form on the main FOBS page.