The Friends is a charitable parent teacher friends association (PTFA) with a mission to support Milford School by making a positive and enduring contribution to school life.
The primary aim of The Friends is to coordinate fundraising, social events and working parties that in-turn support the school by enhancing the pupils’ education experiences, either directly or indirectly.
Commencing in the 2020/21 academic year, the Friends helped Milford School produce some ambitious plans for a new school library to support the school’s aim to develop an enjoyment and love of reading amongst pupils.
During the year, funds have been raised to purchase new furniture, lighting and more than 1,000 books for the school, as well as a computer-based library management system. The initial furniture was installed with the help of Friends volunteers in June 2021.
Fundraising remains ongoing to raise another £2,500 to purchase the final pieces of furniture and provide decoration to complete the library space. Additionally, the Friends have pledged to raise a further £4,000 next year (2021/22) and £2,500 in each of the following two academic years to spend solely on reading and library books, and allow the School to extend their library offering to support families and childcare providers in the wider local community.
Our detailed plans can be found here.
The Friends are supporting the school as they develop their Outdoor Learning Curriculum, which includes transforming the outdoor areas. This project is being led by Mrs Wells and Mrs Bruce in Oak class.
These are long-term plans, and are likely to take 3+ years to fully implement, and so the more immediate focus is on improving access to the field, repairs to the sensory garden and establishing a woodland area.
If you work for a business that might be able to help with some of these plans, e.g. re-laying block paving, removing hedging, supplying logs or tyres, etc or work for a business that might wish to sponsor some of these projects, then please get in touch with: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our detailed plans can be found here.
If you would like to volunteer for The Friends or believe you have a skill that would benefit the school, please email: email@example.com
We are also keen to develop our relationships with local businesses and groups and have a number of propositions available. If you would like to discuss these opportunities or would like to suggest other ways that we can partner together, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As a fundraising organisation, your cash donations are important to help us deliver on our targets. In the current circumstances, where we are restricted in the fundraising events we can host, your direct support is more important than ever.
To donate directly to The Friends or set up a sponsorship page for an event, please go to our Just Giving Page.
You can make a one-off dontation to The Friends or set up a regular giving amount. Even a small amount gifted regularly makes a huge difference to us.
Remember to claim Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer as this makes your donation go further at no extra cost to you.
Donate via text with Donr.
One-off: Text TFOMS followed by your donation amount to 70085 to give that amount, e.g. TFOMS 5
Regular: Text TFOMSREGULAR followed by your donation amount to 70085 to give that amount per month, e.g. TFOMSREGULAR 5
If you are unable to make a donation at this time but would still like to support The Friends of Milford School in raising cash, you can earn us donations every time you shop online, without any cost to you.
Whenever you shop at Amazon, shop via Amazon Smile and a percentage of what you spend will be donated to The Friends of Milford School.
We are pleased to announce that we had a sunny and successful Summer Fair. The School field was packed for the duration of the day, with children having fun playing the fair games with friends, and grown-ups having an opportunity to reconnect with the school and each other, after an extended hiatus forced on us by the covid restrictions. After accounting for the costs of supplying burgers, sausages and far too much sugar, more than £4,000 was raised for The Friends and additional amounts raised by The Orchard Preschool from their Teddy Tombola stand.
Thank you for everyone who was able to attend on the day and a special thank you for all our volunteers and community supporters.