FOSM – Friends of St Mark’s (PTA)

Welcome to FOSM!

The ‘Friends of St Mark’s’ (FOSM) was formed early in the life of the school. All parents are automatically members and our committee organises social events for children and adults and fund-raising events such as Key Stage discos, Easter Egg Hunts and Summer Fun days.

Over the last few years the ‘Friends’ have donated money that has contributed towards extra resources to benefit the children at St. Mark’s which has included playground equipment, books for the school library, and general school funds. We are now a registered charity, too. Charity number: 1188879

Join our Facebook group here.

We’re raising £30,000!

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Why £30k? Covid is hitting us hard, like it is for all schools, businesses and families. Adding together the additional costs of managing our school in a covid-safe way, and the loss of income from our usual sources (including breakfast club and lettings), we will be approximately £30,000 below what was already a tight margin. It’s a very significant amount. We are committed to being a safe environment for children and adults, and this is a priority over the budget. The government reimburse very little of the covid-related costs (if any!). Your generosity through FOSM events and other methods is so much appreciated.

How can you raise money, or donate?

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FOSM Events

Non-School uniform – Friday 2nd October – Donations collected at the gate! Wear a colour from the rainbow. Together we raised £910.73!!

Parent Lottery – Win £25,000 each week and raise money for school. Click here for more info. It’s an ongoing event.

Look out for Christmas Cards and Scavenger Hunt details coming soon!

blankJoin the FOSM Facebook group here.

Who are the elected members?

General email – fosm@stmarksce.org.uk

Cherie Parker – Chair – chair.fosm@stmarksce.org.uk

Mandy Mullen – Treasurer – treasurer.fosm@stmarksce.org.uk

Emma Bryant – Secretary – secretary.fosm@stmarksce.org.uk

Helen Cockburn – President