Friends of Cranbourne
We are pleased to announce that as from March 2019 we formed a new charity which will operate to help fundraise for Cranbourne. Our purpose is to support all kinds of enrichment and extracurricular activities, to benefit the development and wellness of all who pass through Cranbourne. The first challenge is to help the fundraising efforts of the school to support a the swimming pool refurbishment project.
Friends of Cranbourne operates in exactly the same way as a PTA (Parent Teacher Association) which are more commonly affiliated to primary schools. The main difference (hence the ‘Friends of’ name) is that we encourage membership not only from our school community of families and staff, but also from the wider community.
We will be organising some events over the coming year to begin generating funds. We will also be launching an online shopping scheme which will help benefit the charity, simply by you clicking on a link to access your regular online retails sites. In the coming weeks we will update you on our ‘Swim the 600’ challenge – which culminates in a 24 hour swimathon! We have plans for a fire walk, a Christmas Fair and we’ve already launched a shop. Our shop is called Made By and sells all kinds of work made by staff, students and parents. Do let me know if you’d like to donate any of your handcrafted work for us to sell. (Currently we’re not taking perishables – but watch this space.) Made By is a ‘pop-up shop’ which you will be begin to see quite regularly at evening school events. Do come and have a look at the talent that’s all around us!
Chair – Friends of Cranbourne
Registered Charity Number 1182670