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 2020/21 FoD committee is listed below (including our sons’ year groups)
|Kate Harman||Chair (Year 3)|
|Deborah Battersby||Head of Pre-Prep & Headmaster’s representative|
|Rebecca Dickinson||(Years 2 & 3)|
|Nhila Farooq-Bashir||(Year 4)|
|Vicky Gordon-Smith||(Year 3)|
|Natasha Ham||(Years 6 & 8)|
|Sonia Khosla||(Years 1 & 5)|
|Monica Lennon||(Years 3 & 7)|
|Anna Sheward||(Reception & Year 3)|
|Jenny Whitcombe||(Year 5)|
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 events, across the School. Our primary role is social, providing an excellent way to bring staff, parents and Friends together in support of the School. Any money we raise during the year is divided between donations to the School and external charities.
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.
What we do? Organise fun events!
Including: the Blue Pig Cafe (bacon butty sales), Years 5 and 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 and Summer Fair, alternating every two 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 handbells, cricket equipment for the 2017 cricket tour to Grenada which was later donated to the local Grenadian schools and recently, two branded gazebos for use at various school events.
Dates for the Diary – Watch this space , the e-bee, the Sainsbury’s Gate notice board and the School Calendar!
Whilst we cannot hold events at the moment, we do have a few “virtual” events lined up for the Davenies Community to get involved with… details will be available soon!
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 contact us on Classlist, catch one of us around school, 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 have a formal written constitution approved by the Charity Commission our registration document can be viewed here Registration Certificate FOD Adopted Constitution We produce audited accounts each year to our year end of 31 August. All elected committee members are trustees of the FoD charity. A new committee is elected every year at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June to which all are automatically invited. That’s another date to look out for, for the diary!
A copy of the FoD Privacy and Data Protection Policy can be viewed here.