Friends of Pelham PTA
Our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is called Friends of Pelham. We are a small independent charity that raises funds for the education of the children at the school. The money that we provide buys equipment, resources and experiences that the school budget does not cover, and this makes a huge difference to what children and teachers can do.
Friends of Pelham organises many social events for the school. These don't just raise funds, they help to build the great sense of community that is part of our school’s unique character. Highlights include the Welcome Evening, Christmas and Summer Fairs, Race Nights, Quiz nights for adults and children, the End of Year Picnic and a Christmas Shopping event for the children. The PTA also runs smaller activities across the year, such as cake sales and charity challenges. In 2016/17 the PTA raised an impressive £17,000 which has bought a fantastic range of equipment.
The PTA is run by volunteers and relies upon the generosity and goodwill of parents, carers and teachers to make things happen. All parents, carers, teachers and support staff are members of the PTA and we’d encourage everyone to get involved in some way over your time at the school. Many hands make light work, and there’s every chance that you’ll find it an enjoyable and satisfying experience too.
How can I get involved?
- Come along to the next PTA meeting to share your ideas - Check the calendar for the date and time of the next meeting - and why not bring a friend too!
- Volunteer to help at an event - there are many ways to do this from running a stall to staffing the bar, from writing a quiz to baking a cake to playing Santa. It needn’t be a big commitment; even an hour at an event makes a difference.
If you would like to know just how important your support of PTA activities and fund-raising is to the children, and how the money has been spent over the past year, then let them tell you. Click on the image to view a video presentation, first shown at the PTA AGM on Thursday 4th July 2019
If you would like to contact members of the PTA committee to offer help, makes suggestions or to find out more, please do so using the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Friends of Pelham?
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
- Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofpelham/ and join for free.
- Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
- After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
- Download the app to make it quicker by mobile and tablet
There are no catches or hidden charges and Friends of Pelham - Wimbledon will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
Who’s Who on the PTA
Events and Fundraising CommitteeChair, Vacancy
Vice Chair, Kath Vanhegan (elected July 2018)
Treasurer, Vicki McDonnell (elected July 2018)
Vice-Treasurer, Sarah Cross (elected July 2018)
Vice-Treasurer, Sarah Spencer (elected July 2018)
Secretary, Karin Keefe (elected July 2018)
Publicity Officer, Sophie Tall (elected July 2018)
Business Liaison Manager, Balwinder Fu (elected July 2018)
IT Manager, Paul Angus (elected July 2018)
Purchasing Manager, Vacancy
Commercial Manager, Vacancy
Board of Trustees
Tony Burns, Teacher (elected July 2017)
Anna Yuen, School Business Manager (elected July 2017)
Jeremy Law, Governor (elected July 2017)
Click here to read about the roles and responsibilities of the PTA Committee and trustees (updated July 2018)
Click here to view the Friends of Pelham Constitution (updated July 2018)
Click here to view the Friends of Pelham Code of Conduct (updated July 2018)
PTA Presentation from the Open Evening (19th September 2017)
Click here to view the presentation made by the PTA at the Open Evening, which highlights the work that has been done, as well as the exciting fund-raising and spending plans for the future.
The most recent AGM took place on Thursday 5th July, 2018.
Click on the link below to read the minutes of the AGM held on 5th July 2018
Click on the link below to read the minutes of the AGM held on 12th July 2017