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 pupil’s 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
We would like to thank the following businesses who have supported The Friends with our 2021 Summer Raffle:
Raffle Sponsors: Seymours Godalming
Prizes donated by: Alma Studio Theatre School, Beauty By Jessica, Calico, Cloella, Coaching Partners, Cotswolds Company, The DomDom, Eliza’s @Secretts, Enzorosario, Godalming Delights, Godalming Kebab centre, Hannah’s Nails, Haslemere Book Shop, Hen House, Inn On The Lake, Jo Sawers Photography, KickStart Coaching, Koala Kids Party, Laura Hirons Photography, Liquid Gold, Lovelight Photography, Marsh Farm, Natter Café, Phoenix Theatre School, Record Corner, Robert Dyas, Royal Spices, Rural Life Center, Sculpture Park, Silverstone Classics, Sing O Lingo, SportsCool Guildford, TiCa Photography, Urban Beauty Studio, Waterstones, Well & Good, West Surrey Tennis Club, Zoo Café @ Milford Station
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.
Virgin Money have recently closed their site and so we are looking to identify an alternative giving site.
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 have now reached the end of the school year and have no more events planned until September 2021 when we expect to hold the following activites:
Check back here soon for further details.