What is Friends of Nightingale?
Friends of Nightingale is the Friends for Nightingale Infant and Nursery School. Friends for Nightingale has a long history of active fundraising, generating thousands of pounds each year to provide a wide variety of complementary equipment and activities for the benefit of every child in the school. Friends for Nightingale is a registered charity and qualifies for Gift Aid on donations.
Who are FoN?
Simply, we are a committee of mums, dads, friends, school staff and members of the governing body who offer our time and skills to support the school. Anyone is welcome to join us, either formally as a committee member or informally to support the running of events. Friends for Nightingale is also a great way to get to know other people, learn a bit more about the school and have some fun.
What do Friends for Nightingale do?
We arrange a wide range of activities and events for children, parents and friends throughout the year with the aim of raising additional funds to buy items that the school would not normally be able to afford due to budget constraints. All profits go directly to the school.
FoN aims to support the social and educational development of children at the school. Typically, the money raised supports is used to enhance the school environment and purchase additional equipment. For example, funds support Book Week and African Week. Plus we have purchased musical instruments, an audio system, new lighting for the hall, updated playground markings, a ball wall, the Trim Trail, laptop computers, iPads, drying racks, cookery equipment, reading book sets, for the Foundation Area plus lots of ancillary items such as lamps for the interactive whiteboards.
We are also delighted to have been able to donate £7,000 towards the building of the EYFS Play area.
Friends for Nightingale support is much appreciated by the school and the funds raised help to make the school an exciting and well-resourced place for our children to learn.
Can you help?
We always need volunteers to help run events or to assist with setting up activities through the committee and we are always looking for support from local businesses. We love to hear ideas for fundraising or ways we could be supporting the school, so please get in touch if you can help in any way.
What's on this year?
Cake sales... Quiz Night... Christmas Fayre... Bag2School... Taverham Fayre... and so much more!