The Friends of Widford Lodge – FOWL – is group of parents who raise funds and organise events in support of Widford Lodge and charitable causes.
What is FOWL?
FOWL stands for ‘Friends of Widford Lodge’. It is a voluntary group of mum’s who raise funds for the school. Initially FOWL was set up as a voluntary sports support group where parents volunteered to drive children to matches and raise funds to buy Match kits /sports equipment.
Fowl meet regularly to organise school events to raise funds to further enrich the children’s experience at school as well as raising funds for local and national charities.
Second Hand Uniform Sales
FOWL hold a second hand Uniform Sale once a term in the school hall normally from 3pm – 4pm where there is always tea & coffee available. All children are always welcome and it is a good chance to meet other families at the school. Parents can donate any unwanted pieces of school uniform in good condition to the school office.
FOWL always organise this whole-school event which takes place on a summers afternoon from 2-4pm. There are no lessons and all the children are able to attend. The school is filled with stall & activities for all age groups. The school encourages Form 6 children to organise /co-ordinate their house stalls and run them on the day with the prep children. The rest of the stalls are ran by the parents who kindly volunteer their time to this fun event.
Every December we hold a party in the school hall for all the children from Reception to Year 6. This event is completely funded by FOWL. This is a wonderful event where a children’s entertainer ensures that lots of fun is had by all.
We also arrange other events throughout the year. We have just held a Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop Day where the children’s donated money went to the Young Minds charity. In return they could choose from a beautiful selection of small gifts and card for their mums which raised £350.
How do you volunteer to join FOWL?
We generally have 8 permanent FOWL members, one representative from each school year including Pre-school. However, we always need additional help with all our events which we advertise on the Headteacher’s bi-weekly publication of ‘From the Study’, via the school email and our soon-to-be-launched Facebook page. We are always grateful for any help you are able to give.
What else can I do to help FOWL?
- Showcase the baking skills! We always need cakes for our school fayres.
- Provide raffle prizes
- Ideas for fund raising
- Support our uniform sales and fayres and come for a cuppa.
For details of forthcoming events, please click here.
If you would like to become a member of The Friends of Widford Lodge, please contact 01245 352581.