West Kidlington Friends

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WEST KIDLINGTON FRIENDS (Registered charity number: 1093124)

West Kidlington Friends (WKF) is a charity whose purpose is to generate additional funding for the school. A variety of fundraising initiatives are undertaken throughout the school year. Whilst these events and activities are often primarily designed to raise money, they are also intended to be enjoyable social occasions, whether for pupils at the school, or to bring the whole school community together. All members of the school community are automatically members of WKF, and anyone who has an interest in the school is warmly welcomed. WKF also organises the sale of recycled school uniform and holds regular WKF socials to which all WKF members are invited.

All money raised is spent on a variety of projects across all year groups and the Nursery. This includes larger fundraising projects (such as interactive whiteboards, climbing apparatus and the outdoor classroom, which were all funded by WKF) as well as smaller things, intended to enhance the educational experience of children at the school, such as funding the cost of the ‘Life Bus’ (an interactive mobile classroom which visited the school and provided sessions for the children about making healthy life choices).  Last year, WKF funded the majority of the school library refurbishment project, including the purchase of new shelving units and furniture and replenishing the stock with new books.

Key contacts

Vikki Campbell (Chair)

Sandy Harkness (Vice Chair)

Helen Kelly (Treasurer)

Iona Wiggins (Secretary)

Zoe Evans (Secretary)

Heidi Lancaster (Social Secretary)

If you would like to get in touch about anything, please contact us by email or in person. You can also find us on Facebook.

Getting involved

Everyone is invited to WKF meetings and new faces are always welcome, particularly any new parents to the school who would like to get involved. Any and all help is gratefully received – whether baking cakes for an event, running a stall at a school fair, or taking on a more formal role, such as advertising or publicity.

To receive regular updates, please join our mailing list via the link on our Facebook page or email us (westkidlingtonfriends@hotmail.com). Please get in touch if you have any ideas for fundraising or how we might do things differently!

Ways you can help…

Easy fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for West Kidlington Friends? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to West Kidlington Friends to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything. All you have to do is:

  1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/westkidlingtonfriends
  2. Sign up for free
  3. Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to West Kidlington Primary School Friends. It couldn’t be easier!

There are no catches or hidden charges and West Kidlington Friends will be really grateful for your donations. Thank you for your support.

Retailers

We have registered WKF with the following retailers – please quote the following codes when you make any purchases and the school will receive a donation!

  • Easy2name (https://www.easy2name.com/) – When viewing “Basket” page, look for “Select fundraising group” andchoose “West Kidlington School OX5” from the list.