Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

On Saturday 24th November, we enjoyed FoS’s second big event this term, the Christmas Fair.  It raised more than £4,000 which will be put to good use enhancing the boys’ education.  We will be sharing 10% of profits with our charity of the year, Place2BE, a children’s mental health charity working within schools. A huge thank you to all those parents, grandparents and friends behind it all; without your generous donations of gifts, cakes, bottles and most of all time and energy this fun event could never happen – you are wonderful!

Christmas Fair 2018

Winning poster art
Winning Entry by Adithyan

Come along and get into the festive spirit… at this year’s Squirrels Christmas Fair with a fun-filled start to your celebrations.  Our seasonal fundraiser promises all the fair favourites: Beat the Goalie; Laser Quest; balloon-modelling with our roaming elf; a Nerf Gun Alley, Crazy Christmas Olympics and – new for this year – Children’s Treasure Hunt. Plus: festive face-painting in Santa’s spa; a sweet tombola and traditional games.

There’s your chance to win a £100 Fox & Grapes voucher (with babysitting), a LEGO® City set, family tickets to the Polka Theatre, a Kindle, luxury hampers and many other top prizes in the raffle.  And don’t miss Santa, flying in especially to greet children in his gorgeous grotto.

There’s plenty of food and drink to keep you going all the way to the Singalong: mulled wine at the Dad’s Bauble Bar, hot food, tasty empanadas, kids’ lunchboxes and homemade cakes & mince pies.

Come along and get into the festive spirit… at this year’s Squirrels Christmas Fair with a fun-filled start to your celebrations.  Our seasonal fundraiser promises all the fair favourites: Beat the Goalie; Laser Quest; balloon-modelling with our roaming elf; a Nerf Gun Alley, Crazy Christmas Olympics and – new for this year – Children’s Treasure Hunt. Plus: festive face-painting in Santa’s spa; a sweet tombola and traditional games.

There’s your chance to win a £100 Fox & Grapes voucher (with babysitting), a LEGO® City set, family tickets to the Polka Theatre, a Kindle, luxury hampers and many other top prizes in the raffle.  And don’t miss Santa, flying in especially to greet children in his gorgeous grotto.

There’s plenty of food and drink to keep you going all the way to the Singalong: mulled wine at the Dad’s Bauble Bar, hot food, tasty empanadas, kids’ lunchboxes and homemade cakes & mince pies.

Christmas Fair Donations

Donations Needed!

The success of the Christmas Fair depends very much on your generosity. Many of the stalls such as the Games, Toy Tombola, Bottle Tombola, Cakes and Second-hand Uniform rely on donations for their stock or prizes.

All donations will be greatly appreciated – please deliver to the school office from today onwards.

Thank you, Friends of Squirrels

Bottles Anything from bubble bath to beer, wine to wild berry preserves, toffees to teas – you get the idea, it’s all the alliteration we can come up with for now, but please use your imaginations.
Toys New or good condition used toys, games, books for the toy tombola
Prizes Party bag goodies, small stationery items, and pocket money toys for prizes.
Cakes Large cakes, cupcakes, loaf cakes, brownies, flapjacks etc – bought or homemade.  No nuts please!

Please deliver to Orchard Hall on Friday 23rd Nov or the morning of the fair.

Second-hand uniform All donations gratefully received! The perfect time for an end-of-term clear out….shirts, blazers, trousers, shorts, socks, ties, scarves, caps and sportswear. Also, good condition coats, book bags and backpacks.

 

Next FOS Meeting

 

Our next FOS meeting will be held on Monday 5th November from 7.30 in Orchard Hall.  Everyone is welcome (you’re all members of Friends of Squirrels you know!). As it’s Bonfire Night we’ll be providing marshmallows (untoasted).

This month’s agenda is:

  • Attendees
  • Last meeting’s minutes
  • Treasurer’s overview
  • Wish list
  • Feedback from Quiz Night
  • Fundraising: Vallebona & Fat Chilli Cards update. Northbrook
  • Christmas Fair
  • Centenary plans
  • FOS Website
  • Next meeting dates
  • AOB