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Friends of Fair Oak Infant School

Friends of Fair Oak Infant School (FoFOIS) are a group of friendly volunteer staff, parents and friends who work hard throughout the school year to raise funds for the school.  We are a registered charity, and everything we raise is used to benefit all children at the school.  


The committee hold an annual general meeting in the autumn term and also meet regularly throughout the year to discuss fundraising ideas and plan upcoming events. 


Events that have been held during the past year include summer and Christmas fayres, plant and cake sales, craft competitions, personalised items and frozen Friday’s, to name but a few. 


Members are welcome to join at any time. However, it is not necessary to be a committee member to support FoFOIS. Support can also be given by volunteering to help and/ or by attending events. This helps to make the events a success. In particular, we cannot run the big events like the Fayre’s without volunteer support. 


The additional funds raised by FoFOIS have helped us do some fabulous things. This has included.  


• The hire of the school minibuses for school trips

• New iPads for all class teachers 

• Playground equipment 

• The children’s Guinea pigs

• Additional computers for the school 

• The annual 5m Christmas tree for the school hall 

• Leaver gifts for Year 2 

• Books for children starting in Year R 


For the 2023-2024 academic year, we are focusing on raising funds to continue to pay for the school minibus lease and hire of additional minibuses. This allows the children to go out on educational visits. By funding the hire, we support our families by reducing the costs for educational visits. It also enables more visits to take place over the academic year. We are very happy to be able to support this way of enriching the children’s learning. 


We will also be raising money to help with new playground shading, Christmas treats and experiences for the children and to buy a new outdoor sound system.

As a team, FoFOIS are always ready to receive feedback, as well as ideas, and of course helpers! If you'd like to get involved, or just want to see what we're up to, you can find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofFOIS or you can email us at friends@fairoak-inf.hants.sch.uk. 


If you'd like to support us in other ways, we are set up for the following: 


Easy Fundraising - https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fairoakinfant/ - search for 'Friends of Fair Oak Infant School' to add us. 


My Nametags (https://www.mynametags.com/) - use code 19790 to donate money to the school from your order. 


FoFOIS would like to say a huge thank you to everyone: parents, staff, families, business both local and national, who support our fundraising efforts. Thank you!