Charity no 1128242

Who are we?

We are a group of parents/carers with children currently at St Mary’s who organise fundraising events including the Summer Fête and Christmas Fayre, Quiz & Curry Nights, and the ever-popular Sponsored Bounce. We also co-ordinate the Children in Need and Sport/Comic Relief activities.


The money raised at our events is used to purchase items for the children at St Mary’s, and we also assist with funding for trips. For example, this year we are funding a visit for all of the children to visit the SS Great Britain. In the past we have bought iPads, positive play equipment, moveable staging, microphones and digital cameras, and have funded Dance Festival T-shirts and security wristbands.


How you can help!

Becoming a Friend is a fantastic way to get to know other people, get involved, make friends and most importantly, is a great way for YOU to make a real contribution to YOUR child’s school. We always welcome ideas, suggestions and feedback, and we are always looking for helpers and volunteers. If you are interested in helping in some way, however small, please leave your details with the school office, or with a member of the Friends.



Alice Macdonald

Vice Chair

Claire Presley


Saffron Gannon


Gemma Blundy

We have a Rep for each class to provide a link to the Committee.  You can ask your Rep for help or information, or share ideas for future events.  The Class Reps are also responsible for recruiting helpers and volunteers.  

This year's Reps are:

Rainbow 1 (Mrs Palmer)   -   Dawn Patterson & Cassie Piper Page

Rainbow 2 (Miss Morgan)   -   Lisa Farley & Monica Braithwaite

Moonworld (Mrs Johnstone)   -   Jennifer Horton

Skyworld (Mrs Jewell/Mrs Mazzotta)   -  Claire Clements & Rachael Herring

Sunworld (Mrs Bathurst/Mrs Pash)   -   Sam Cook & Natalie Cotton

Galaxy (Mrs Macdonald/Mrs Haines)   -   Katie Riches & Lisa Hudson

Starbase (Mrs Howarth)   -  TBC