Friends of Davenies
Welcome to Friends of Davenies (FOD)
Whether you have a child here, work or teach here or are involved in any way with the school, you are all Friends of Davenies and we thank you for your interest and support.
Your 2017/18 FOD committee is listed below (including our sons’ year groups)
|Alison Andrews||Chair (Years 4 & 6)|
|Darren Baggett||Treasurer (Year 5)|
|Sophie Casey||Secretary (Years 1 & 4)|
|Deborah Battersby||Head of Pre Prep & Headmaster’s representative|
|Melanie Barrett||(Years 4 & 6)|
|Karen Prosser||(Years 1, 4, 6 & 8)|
|Una Moore||(Years 4 & 6)|
|Sally Gallagher||(Years 4 & 6)|
What is Friends of Davenies (FOD)?
It is all of us. Originally started by our President Ann Tennant over 20 years ago, FOD (a registered charity since 2016), continues to organise fun, social, cross school year group events, aiming to get everyone in the school and the local community involved.
Did you know that Davenies itself is a charity and not a profit-making organisation?
The monies we raise for the school are allocated by FOD trustees to fund projects pitched by the school, which would not be covered by school fees and which we judge will enhance the learning experience of the boys and the wider community that use the facilities at Davenies.
In the 2016/2017 academic year we raised £45,356.26!
Did you know that it is the boys, through debate in the School Council, who choose the external charities for FOD to support each year?
The charities chosen last year (2016/2017) (along with Friends of Davenies itself) were:
|Sparks (children’s medical research charity)|
|South Bucks Hospice (supporting patients with life threatening diseases in Buckinghamshire)|
|Tiggywinkles (wildlife animal hospital)|
Look out for updates on the donations we will make and on the new charities which will be chosen for this year.
What we do? Organise fun events!
Including the Blue Pig Cafe – bacon butty sales, Years 5 &6 discos, Halloween toffee apple sales, pantomime, race nights, quiz nights, fairs, Easter egg hunt for Pre-Prep, Giving Machine, Foreign/old coin collection… And of course the Ball! (every 2 years)
What our fundraising has helped to provide so far:
Contributing towards the artificial cricket wicket; to buy the barbecues used at the summer fair and other events; to buy fun pool equipment such as large floats; Davenies mugs for match teas; kitchen equipment including mixers for the newly created boys’ kitchen; servicing of the hand bells and cricket equipment for the cricket tour to Grenada which was donated to the local Grenadian schools.
Dates for the Diary – Watch this space , the newsletter, our new notice board at the gate and the school calendar!
|Friday 1 December , 3pm||Christmas Market|
|Thursday 14th December, 2pm||Pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk at The Wycombe Swan|
|And next year – the Summer Fair! and more!|
If you are interested in getting involved in large or small measure, or just want to find out a bit more about what we do, please catch one of us around school, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or leave a message in the Friends of Davenies pigeon hole in the School Office. We would love to hear from you.
FOD is a registered charity number 1167552
It is recognised by HMRC as a charity for tax purposes HMRC reference number EW67778.
We produce audited accounts each year to our year end of 31 August.
All elected committee members are trustees of the FOD charity.
You elect a new committee every year at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March to which you are all automatically invited. That’s another date to look out for, for the diary!