What is the PFE ?
Parents and Friends of Emmanuel School, known as the PFE, is an organisation made up of parents and carers at the school. You are automatically a member of the PFE while your child is a part of our school. In addition to fundraising, we exist to provide closer links between home and school and present opportunities to bring together socially staff, parents, carers, and friends in support of Emmanuel School.
The PFE has charitable status and our Registered Charity Number is 1172507.
What we do
We organise and run a number of social and fundraising activities throughout the year. The proceeds enable us to support or fully fund a number of school initiatives that enhance our children’s learning experiences. These funds have helped pay for field trips, IT equipment, a new library, Year 5 & 6 brass musical instrument hire and lessons, rainy day play toys, the end of school year disco, and other resources which are not covered by the school’s main budget.
How it works
The PFE is run by Emmanuel School parents who volunteer their time, networks, and skills to raise money and organise events for the school community. We organise ourselves through a committee and parent representatives, or class reps, from each class.
PFE meetings are generally held every half term, usually after morning drop off. Evening meetings can be scheduled if there is sufficient interest. These meetings allow parents and carers to get together to organise events and to share ideas for future activities. If you have any ideas, this is a great forum for them. The meetings also provide an opportunity to hear and decide upon which school ventures and projects should be funded by the PFE.
The PFE is an important bridge between the parents and the school and we look forward to your input.
You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair – Liz Groat
Vice Chair – Deborah Weston
Treasurer – Jilly Morris
Secretary – Khushnum Bagwadia
Communications Officer – Kelsey Shaikh
Dates for your Diary
Christmas Fair – Saturday 2 December from 2 – 5PM.
Bingo & Auction Night – THANK YOU
A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped make Bingo & Auction Night in October a success. In particular we’d like to thank Dexters, who sponsored the event, Tannin & Oak for once again supplying the wine and Aladin’s Kebabish for sponsoring the food. Additionally, we are grateful to all of the parents and local businesses who dug deep to donate so many fantastic items for the auction, and to all of the supportive parents in attendance!
Ways to help fundraise
Please help us to ensure that we can provide enriching “extras” to be part of our children’s day-to-day school lives.
You can contribute to the PFE by donating via the PFE’s BT MyDonate fundraising page.
Easyfundraising is an online portal that can raise money for Emmanuel School AT NO COST TO YOU when you shop at your favourite retailers. Many of the retailers you know and love during the holiday season are part of the program. There are 3,200+ retailers on board and they include John Lewis, Debenhams, Selfridges, Argos, Currys, Etsy, Notonthehighstreet and Amazon.
Registration is simple and takes no more than five minutes. To register, click this link and follow instructions to create your account: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfe/
There is a toolbar for your browser which makes it even easier to activate the available donations when you’re shopping. There’s also an app for your phone or tablet.
Thanks to a couple dozen diligent shoppers who are already using Easyfundraising, the PFE have more than £260 in the school’s account. With everyone’s help there is the potential to earn a really meaningful amount for the school!
If you have trouble navigating the registration process, feel free to contact any one of us in the PFE Committee and we’ll help get you started.
Matched funding (or matched giving) is a simple way of maximising funds raised. It is a corporate arrangement where companies pledge to donate to a voluntary or charitable organisation a sum relating to the amount their employee donates to or raises for the organisation. We would be grateful if you could please check whether your employer offers a matched funding programme, or if they would be interested in matching some of the donations raised during one of our events. Please click on the link below for more information.
Please tell your friends and families. Thank you.