Winter Shopping Evening

    Friday 17th November 2017

    The Friends' Winter Shopping Evening Team organised an 'absolutely fabulous' evening and raised lots of money for our school.  The event was a great success with over 200 shoppers attending!  The decorations were amazing and really set the scene with all the lights sparkling and the Christmas tree - which was made out of Champagne boxes!

    There was a good range of products on sale and we have had some really positive feedback from the vendors about what a great event it was and how well organised it was. The evening itself made £2,700 for the school and then we have been lucky enough to secure £1,000 Match Funding from a Howard parent who works for Deutsche Bank, so the grand total is £3,700.  

    Match Funding can make a real difference to an event so if you know the company you work for run a scheme like this please do contact us for future events, just drop us a line at

    The school are busily preparing a list of items they would like to purchase with the £3,700,which is fabulous as it will enhance all of our children's experience at The Howard.  We will let you know early in 2018 how the money has been spent.

    Obviously the event would not have been such a success without the support of so many people - The sponsors: DoLittle Pet Supplies, Wills & Smerdon Estate Agents, Just Champagne, Jelly Communications, Mangobean (Leatherhead) and the Boyle family.

    A big thank you also to the volunteers who gave up their time and helped with planning and running the event, everyone who gave a raffle prize, the school for providing the venue and Mr Rust for all of his help, the vendors who came along to sell their amazing products and finally the shoppers who bought them - thank you to you all!