What We Do
The Friends of The Howard Of Effingham School are instrumental in providing an important link between the school and community. We provide a forum for a broad spectrum of personalities and skill-sets to unite and enhance the academic and social environment of everyone at the school in a charitable and sociable environment.
Our children are the future - let's help them get there ...........
How can I help or get involved?
There are THREE different ways that you can help your school -
1 Simply sign up to one of our popular fundraising schemes
This is a simple way for you to donate funds to the school and assist in contributing to the costs of running the school minibuses. For an annual fee of £12 you are automatically entered into our termly Prize Draw - that’s 3 chances to win £100 in one year!
We have recently subscribed to this popular online fundraising initiative which simply allows you to select participating retailers when you make purchases online and The Howard will automatically benefit from a percentage contribution.
We are in the process of setting up a payment gateway with MyDonate which is a charitable online platform developed by BT for making and receiving payments and funds. If you are time-poor and would simply like to make a donation to the Friends then this is the option for you. More information will be available shortly.
2 Offer your time by getting involved in events and meetings
Get involved on an ad hoc basis by helping out at events which simply require a few more hands by signing up on the Sign Up forms which are emailed via the school.
Join the Committee
Join the Friends and come to meetings and offer ideas and help on a regular basis.
3 Join in one of the event teams to help organise an event
There is no commitment to come to regular committee meetings or even join the committee if this is not your thing. We have small teams who independently organise our regular events - or maybe you have an idea for a new event you would like to organise. We are always open to new ideas.