Warren Association

About

The Warren Association is a small, but dedicated group of parents and staff who raise funds and hold social events for pupils, parents, families, staff and friends of the school.

We have had a busy year for fundraising, thank you to everyone that supported our Christmas Fair last year, Quiz Nights, Raffles, Media Awards, Summer Fayre and many more events.

We have been extremely lucky to have been the recipients of donations from Lowestoft Classic Car Club and Lowestoft Ladies Darts League. The local business community have been very generous supporting our raffles by donating prizes.

A special thank you to members of Staff who braved the ice-cold water for The Christmas Day Swim, for which we were awarded shares of funds raised of £1,061.68.

All our fundraising this year has been used to pay for:

Class Donations/ Outings and equipment

Pantomime performances for the whole School

Bean bags for our Quiet room

Sand Timers

Equipment for our swimming pool

Wheelchair Football

Entertainment by Tricky Twister and Mini Monsters

Library book donations

My Choir Rocks sessions

Gifts from Santa

Communication team resources

Additional monies towards improvements in our outdoor learning facilities fund.


Project for 2020

Our School Sensory garden is in desperate need of updating. It is such an enriching part of the learning environment but is not able to be accessed to its full potential in its current condition, We have contacted several design and garden companies for ideas and inspiration. The quotes that are coming back are very expensive. We were aware that this was going to be a huge undertaking but we cannot do this alone, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are reaching out to businesses in our local community and to you our loyal Parent/Carer support network.

If you, your family or friends have any skills to help us with this project we would love to hear from you.

There are many ways of raising funds for School. We appreciate your commitment to donations for events and the buying of Christmas cards, raffle tickets etc, but there are other very easy ways of supporting the Warren Association:


Recycle 4 Charity

You can recycle inkjet cartridges to help raise funds for the school. We will send envelopes home for you to use, it is free post and all you need to do is pop it in the post box. Please ask for any additional envelopes for family and friends to use too.


Easy Fundraising

There is a very simple way for you to raise funds for us without adding to your workload or costing you a single penny extra!

Simply do your online shopping through easyfundraising.org.uk.

Here’s how it works:

Sign up to easy fundraising at easyfundraising.org.uk by selecting to support Warren Association, there is also an app you can download to your phone.

Once you’re registered, search for a retailer you would like to shop with... there are over 2,700 to choose from.

Then click through to the retailer and shop as normal. Everything costs the same.

When you make a purchase, the retailer will donate to your cause to say thanks for shopping with them.

Click http://easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/warrenassociation for more information.


Uniform

We would like to remind you that we have a selection of second-hand uniform items on sale. These are priced at: Sweatshirts and Cardigans £3, Trousers, Skirts and dresses £1, Plain T-Shirts, shirts £1, plimsoles, p.e bags £1 and Coats £8

If you would like to purchase any of these items send a request in via your child’s Home/School Diary, stating which item and size. We will then send the item/s home for you to check on a payment or return basis.


Amazon Wish list

We have set up an Amazon wish list for the Warren School. Log on to your amazon account, click on ‘your lists’, search friends lists for ‘Warren School’

Or follow the link from our face book page. You can add to your basket from the wish list, purchase and send straight to school. Gifts start from just £1.60 and are a wonderful gift that enhance and benefit the school, items have been added to the amazon wish list by Teachers and Staff. Please share with friends and Family.


Match Funding

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about the Match Funding scheme and how a little bit of your time could raise double the funds for the association. If you work for an organization that has a match funding policy, any money you raise could be matched by your employer. Companies may match the fundraising total for an event, or for the stall that their employee is working on. Usually, the employee will need to supply them with a letter from the Warren Association detailing the date and nature of the event, together with the total raised. We understand that the high street banks, building societies, supermarkets and large corporations are likely to do match funding, but these schemes are not exclusive to the major corporate giants. If you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through match funding too. We would be grateful if you could see if your employer has a match funding scheme, or if they are willing to match fund any of our events. If you can’t help at this time, but you know the company you work for has a match funding policy, please let us know. This could be a large source of income for the Warren Association and help us raise money for future projects. If you can help us this way, please let us know and we can discuss your companies.


Members

  • Jenny Cockrill - Chair/Staff

  • Amy Woodhouse – Vice Chair/Staff

  • Ali King - Treasurer/Staff

  • Rachel Hill – Secretary/Parent

  • Julie Mortlock - Parent

  • Jan Bird – Head teacher

  • Charlotte Richardson - Parent

  • Tracey McKenna-Carr - Parent

  • Marie Grundy - Parent

  • Debbie Dowsing - Parent

  • Ria Colebourn – Staff

  • Jo Perry – Parent


Facebook / Instagram

Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date with upcoming events and information

https://www.facebook.com/WarrenSchoolAssociation/

https://www.instagram.com/warren_association


Contact

If you wish to know more or can help in any way, please feel free to speak to any of our members or contact us by email.

Email: warrenassociation@warrenschool.co.uk



Charity Number: 289578