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 2018/19, the PTA raised over £30,000 which has bought a fantastic range of equipment for
school including IPads, benches, books and more. In recent times, the PTA has really had to diversify how funds are raised, with face to face events largely cancelled during the pandemic. Remarkably, we were still able to raise in the region of £35, 000 in the academic year 2020/21. This paid for a fabulous new space in the Early Years outdoor learning area.
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.
- 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 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: email@example.com
New Pelham PTA Ticketing Platform!
We have just launched our new Ticketing Platform which allows parents to see any upcoming events that the PTA are holding, purchase tickets and also sign up to volunteer to help at these events! Link to the Platform is: https://www.pta-events.com/pelhamfundraising
Just register your details to see the events, then it’s easy to just sign-in again in future.
Keep checking as new events will be added throughout the term!
We have recently launched our Pelham App which is a platform for local businesses to buy advertising space and provide Pelham parents with offers and discounts. Please try and make use of these where possible and spread the word! In the Autumn Term, the App raised nearly £300, so we would love to improve on that this term.
Use this link to download the app: https://pelhamprimaryschoolwimbledon.shootproof.com/app/530590
Are you shopping through Amazon Smile?This is an easy way to raise more money for the school. To sign up go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk and sign in using your Amazon account details. When it asks you to choose your charity, please select Friends of Pelham. When shopping on Amazon ALWAYS make sure you shop via smile.amazon. Ask family members to sign up too!
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 Committee
Chair: Julia Derbyshire (interim)
Secretary - Zoe May
Treasurer - Ned Ashmore
Vice Treasurer - Rebecca Carter
Purchasing Manager - Georgina Butchart
Environmental Officer - Gemma Goodman
IT Manager - Jon Har-Ewen
Vice IT Manager - Paul Angus
We would really love for new members to come and help out – it’s not as daunting as it seems! We are a friendly bunch of parents all driven to help the school to raise much needed funds. All you need is a bit of spare time and enthusiasm. Please do contact us to discuss further if you are interested – parents, grandparents, carers, Aunts and Uncles are all welcome!
Board of Trustees
Ben Smith, Parent (Chair)
Sally Watson, Teacher (elected July 2019)
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 2019)
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)
Click on the link below to view the PTA's latest Newsletter
The most recent AGM took place on 5th October, 2021 Click here to view the minutes of this meeting.