About The Friends Of Chesham Bois CE School
Welcome to the Friends of Chesham Bois School (FOCBS), formerly the PTA, registered charity number 291486. FOCBS is a parent-led committee whose focus is on supporting the school in building a strong, inclusive community for all our families and staff. We work closely with the school to organise and run events to raise funds for new equipment and resources for the school, most recently our newly built additional learning space. In addition to fundraising, we aim to create positive experiences for our children and encourage building relationships between families.
All parents and carers automatically become members of the FOCBS when their children join the school. Volunteering, becoming a Class Rep, or a Committee Member is a great way to meet new friends, learn more about your child’s school and make a fantastic contribution to enhancing our children’s school experience. But don’t worry if that isn’t for you, there are lots of other ways you can help make a difference.
The Committee meet on a regular basis, usually in the afternoon (over coffee) or evening (over wine), to plan and organise events throughout the school year. These include our cross-school firework display, Christmas events, movie night, disco, parent socials, the Schools of Chesham Carnival, and many more.
For more information on events we run please visit our social media pages:
Or search for ‘Friends of Chesham Bois School’ on Facebook and Instagram.
Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read on for further information on who we are, what we do and the many, many ways you can help.
FOCBS Facebook and Instagram QR Codes
The FOCBS Committee
The FOCBS Committee consists of a number of elected members, presently made up of current parents at the school. The Committee is elected at the annual AGM which is held at the beginning of each academic year. All parents are invited to attend and to hear in more detail how events are run, what money has been raised and how the funds have been spent.
The committee members are:
Katie Winstanley, Joint Chair Nikki Hendley, Joint Chair Jess Jones, Treasurer
Noah (Yr 4), Jake (YR) James (Yr 5), Jacob (Yr 3) Harrison (Yr 6), Klara (Yr 1)
Lucy Hussey Jane Lowe Smita Elmore Paula Hinchcliff
Chloe (Yr 4), Millie (Yr 1) Molly (Y1) Leela (Yr 3), Isha (Yr 1) Addison (Yr 5)
In addition to the Committee, each year group has one or two class representatives. Class Reps provide a link between the parents of each individual class, the FOCBS Committee and the school itself. They also organise parent socials for their individual classes. The Class Reps are invaluable to the success of our big events.
If you are interested in becoming a committee member or a class rep, please speak to any member of the Committee, email us at email@example.com or speak to the school office who can put you in touch with us.
We are always interested in hearing fresh ideas for future fundraising initiatives or fun experiences for our children, all ideas are always very welcome.
We look forward to welcoming you to Friends of Chesham Bois School 😊
How You Can Help
There are so many ways you can help the FOCBS. If you have time, we would love for you to join our committee or volunteer to help at an event. If you have any useful contacts, skills or raffle prizes to pass on then we are always grateful for these to boost our fundraising too. But if time is short you can always help by:
- Using our Shop for CBS Scheme for your weekly shop, raising money without it costing you a penny! https://forms.gle/2k5bP51uwCQZztKg9
- Shopping online through Easyfundraising https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/cheshambois/
- Shopping with Amazon through AmazonSmile https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/291486-0
- Setting up a standing order to make regular donations https://forms.gle/P9EdT4Vga8LeT3268
- Gift aid any donations you make throughout the year
- Charity Matched Giving through your employer
- Attending and supporting events
Raise money for our school without it costing you a penny!
Shop for CBS
This amazing scheme means we can all generate donations for our school simply by doing our usual shopping.
How it works:
Pick a monthly amount (min £10), choose your shop (John Lewis & Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys, M&S), set up a standing order and you will receive a gift card each month or a card that is topped up automatically each month (dependent on which shop you choose).
If you purchase £100 of Sainsburys vouchers each month, the school will receive £2.50 per month. If each family in school did this we could raise upwards of £425 per month!
For regular orders please set up a standing order using the form below.
You can increase/ decrease amounts whenever you wish to give you ultimate flexibility.
It really is a win win!!
For a one-off order, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments are made to the following account:
Name: FOCBS Shopping Vouchers – Sort Code: 60-01-15 – Account: 44578849
- Simply visit https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/cheshambois/
or download the easyfundraising app and choose Friends of Chesham Bois School (128 Bois Lane) as your cause to support. Shop online with your usual retailers through the link or app and for each purchase you make we receive a donation.
Go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/291486-0 to register FoCBS as your chosen charity or go to Smile on the Amazon app and select Friends of Chesham Bois School as your charity. Shop as usual and for each purchase you make, we’ll receive a donation.