FOMS

Who are FOMS? 

The Friends of Mereworth School (FOMS) is a registered charity that fundraises to support the school in providing resources and the best environment possible for your children’s education. FOMS is run by a committee of enthusiastic parents, who are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). We hold a number of fun events and fundraisers over the school year.

As parents you are all automatically a member of FOMS and are eligible to come along to the AGM, have access to the closed FOMS Facebook group that provides fundraising event information and can register your child for relevant activities.

Chairperson: Nikki Simmonds

Treasurer: Kathryn Waterton

Secretary: Charlotte DuBern (interim)

You can contact us by email: mereworthfoms@gmail.com.


Next FOMS Fundraisers

  • FOMS Fruit Stall every Thursday after school during terms 5 and 6, delicious local fruit for sale
  • Escape To The Chocolate Factory: an exciting escape room challenge for KS2 coming soon (various dates, during school day)
  • 100 Club draw last week of Term 5

December 2021 FOMS Newsletter

What an amazing first two terms we have had this year, from the Halloween Pumpkin Competition and the Disco, to the Christmas Fair- read all about it in the FOMS Christmas Newsletter!


July 2021 FOMS Newsletter

This month’s newsletter is a lovely read, all about the sports day ice cream van, the farewells and hellos of the FOMS, as well as plans for the future! Please read all about it here:


Help can I help with FOMS?

We understand that everyone has varying levels of free time to help with FOMS activities and therefore we have a very flexible approach to enabling you to help as much or as little as you can. We appreciate all your help and would encourage you to get involved in some way or another during the school year.

Some ideas of how to help include the following.

  • Sign up for Easyfundraising, to raise money whilst shopping online – with no added cost to you (see below for more information)
  • Help your class rep with running a stall at the Christmas or Summer fair
  • Talk to us about any particular skills you have. Can you sew? Can you bake? Are you a graphic designer, builder, accountant, copywriter? There are numerous skills that we would help us – what are yours?
  • Donate prizes for the raffles
  • Stay and assist as a parent helper at a film night or disco
  • Have you got a business that would like to sponsor some of our events? Let us know! Could your business sponsor our Christmas fair or dog show in the Summer? Anonymous donations from individuals or businesses are always welcome

To tell us you would like to help, in any capacity, you can either talk to your class rep, join the Facebook Group [Friends of Mereworth School (FOMS)], talk to us at an event or talk to Mrs Beaumont in the School Office. For regular keen helpers we also have a Facebook Messenger group – please ask us if you would like to join – the more, the merrier!

You can contact us by email: mereworthfoms@gmail.com.


Easyfundraising – helping fundraise the easy way!

To help us fundraise, an easy way you can help is by buying your usual shop through EasyFundraising! To find out how to do this, follow the instructions below:

  1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/mereworthcps/ and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising site first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Mereworth CP School will be really grateful for your donations.


100 Club

We draw one number out six times a year to win £50 (£100 at Christmas). Each number costs £10 a year.

Email mereworthfoms@gmail.com to reserve your lucky number.

Winners-

  • Term 1: Jemma
  • Term 2: Jemma
  • Term 3: Nichola B
  • Term 4: Steph

Pre-loved Uniform

We have a huge amount of pre loved uniform for sale. Please email mereworthfoms@gmail.com to tell us what you’re looking for as we are bound to have it!


How much do FOMS raise and what does it get spent on?

Each year FOMS raise money and consult with the school Headteacher on where funds raised should be spent. Over recent years money raised by FOMS have paid for:

  • touchscreens for classrooms
  • projectors for Year R and Year 1 classrooms 
  • a new projector and screen for the hall
  • money for each class budget
  • 15 digital cameras
  • playground ‘trim trail’ equipment
  • electronic school hall black-out blinds
  • year 6 leavers hoodies
  • and much more!

For more detail on spending and money raised, open the following document: