Friends of Westways

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Friends of Westways and The Wildlife Garden Group would like to thank everyone for their support. 

£2,500 was raised at the Summer Fair


A BIG THANK YOU from Friends of Westways – July 2017

With your help this year, we have raised over £7,800, over £1,500 more than last year! So thank you to all of you, parents, carers, children and Westways staff, who have been a part of that.

We raised this fantastic amount in a number of ways:

  • We had sunshine for the Westways Village Fete raising £2,530.
  • We danced our way to £2,510 at the school discos.
  • We exchanged Christmas greetings with cards and mugs designed by the children raising £1,073
  • We refreshed those at cross country events raising £635 as well as raising money selling autumn and winter produce and taking part in the Easter hat competition.

A heart felt thank you to all those who helped at the fair, whether it was setting up, running stalls, tidying up, donating items or coming along and enjoying the fun. Also a sincere thank you to local businesses who gave their support:

  • The Closed Shop and the Blue Bee Brewery for supplying beer and helping to run the bar.
  • Beeches for supplying meat for the BBQ.
  • Just Natural for the coconuts.
  • And thank you to the Pecsaetan Morris Team.

All the money raised by FoW goes towards enhancing the learning environment for all our children, providing an important contribution to the great experience each child deserves at Westways.

This year we have given £4,700 in total for every class and for sports teams to go on trips and educational visits, £110 to each class for enhancements including wet play games, reading corner books and tablets for year group blogging.

Please be a part of our plans for next year ………..

News from the AGM

News from the AGM: We have got the year off to a good start with our first meeting and annual AGM. We were really pleased to be joined by some new faces and really hope that more of you will want to help out over the following year. We were keen to agree to funding requests for cameras for each of the Y1 and Y2 classes as well as £200 for each class in the school towards the costs of school trips.

As always, if you have any ideas or would like to be involved, please do get in contact:

What is Friends of Westways and how can I get involved?

Friends of Westways is a registered charity that aims to support the school experience of every child at Westways. We raise money for extra activities and equipment and contribute to the Westways community of staff, children, parents and carers. Our activities are sociable and fun and a good way to meet other parents/carers.

All parents/carers and staff of the school are automatically members of Friends of Westways. You are always welcome to attend our meetings or share your thoughts and ideas with us informally. Updates on when and where we meet are posted on this page. You can also contact a member of the executive committee or just talk to us in the play ground.

Friends of Westways Executive Committee:


Events Officers

Morag French

Kerry Swain


Anna Whitfield

Charlotte Laud

Kate Duckenfield

Publicity Officer

Kate Bray

Jo Anderson


Registered charity no. 1042633