End of year update from the Friends

We’ve had a great year raising money for the school! Thanks to everyone who has volunteered their time to help with our fundraising events.   We really do appreciate all of you who have come forward following our pleas for help to man bars, set tables, park cars, sort out second hand uniform etc etc!  This year we have managed to raise over £40,000 for the school.  £30,000 paid for new computers in the Media suite and the music department, with the remainder of the equipment being installed over the summer break.  Alongside that we have also supported numerous other activities:

Support for extra-curricular sport (£5,000)
Repair to the laser cutter in Design & Technology (£2,063)
Engraving on the silver speech day cups
Sheet music for Sixth form Jazz band
Refreshments at various events
Funds for numerous smaller requests we get from student led school societies and departments.

We look forward to seeing many of you back in September.  Our first event will be welcoming new Year 9 parents on Friday 7th September at the Old Court, Windsor.  Look out for our AGM sometime in October, everyone welcome - we love new faces and fresh ideas!  And one request if anyone has any connections or owns a local business who would consider sponsoring a table at our Christmas dinner dance please email amandagibbon@btinternet.com for details.  Please put the date for the dinner in your diaries - Saturday 8th December.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join us on Facebook (search Friends of TWBS), and make sure you are on our mailing list (email friends@twbs.co.uk) and follow us on twitter @friendsoftwbs

And finally if you are shopping please use this link and raise money for us!  The Friends of The Windsor Boys School - Berkshire Fundraising Ideas

Have a great Summer!

The Friends of the Windsor Boys’ School Committee

Clare Warren and Amanda Gibbon (Co-Chairs),  Patricia Bristow (Finance), Peter Tuomey (Secretary) and Jackie Cook (Fundraising)