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. The PFE is about much more than simply fundraising. We exist to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents, carers, and friends together socially in support of Emmanuel School and its pupils.
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 and 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 email@example.com
Chair – Liz Groat
Vice Chair – Deborah Weston
Treasurer – Jilly Morris
Secretary – Khushnum Bagwadia
Communications Officer – Kelsey Shaikh
Dates for your Diary
The PFE is busy planning events for this Autumn term:
- Bingo/Auction Evening – Thursday 19 October. Doors open at 6:30PM with a 7:15PM start.
- Christmas Fair – Saturday 2 December from 2 – 5PM.
Ways to help fundraise
You can help contribute to the PFE by donating via JustGiving:
An easy and effortless way to help raise money for our school is through easyfundraising.org.uk. This website serves as a gateway to your favourite online shops – and each time a registered shopper makes a purchase, the school will receive a donation from the retailer at no cost from you!
There are over 3,000 retailers and websites from which you can purchase through easyfundraising.org.uk, including Amazon, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer, Gap, Boots, eBay, Next, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, notonthehighstreet.com and Argos to name but a few. You can even book flights – the list is endless. Registration is simple and takes no more than five minutes. To register, click the link below and follow instructions to create your account.
There is a toolbar which you can install into your browser which makes it even easier to make sure you are activating the donations when shopping at all participating retailers. There’s also an app for your phone or tablet.
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.