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The Friends of English Martyrs’

Commonly known as the FEM, we are a friendly team of parents, carers and teachers, who donate time and energy to raise money for the school, organise events for the children and their families and improve the school environment.

The money we raise supports a wealth of activities and provides additional resources to enhance school life at English Martyrs’.

All parents of children at English Martyrs’ are automatically members of the FEM. We would love to meet or hear from you, and for you to be involved when/where you can. The more people we have in the team, the less everyone has to do. You can share your details and receive direct communication from us by completing our GDPR consent form (Please print and sign the form then post it in the FEM post box in school or email us a scan or photo).

We hold meetings during or after school hours approximately once a month, and can always be contacted by email at FEM-parents@outlook.com, through our post box in school or joining in our closed Facebook group, Friends of English Martyrs’ (FEM).

Whilst every parent/carer is automatically a member of the FEM, we have a dedicated committee team who manage the work we do but we rely on the support of everyone in the school community to do our work.

The 2020-2021 Committee
Lindy Bushby (Chair)
Clair Goodall (Treasurer)
Gemma Simms (Secretary)
Angela Betts
Heather Dooley-Thompson
Cara O’Driscoll
Lisa Novak
Ainara Martiarena
Bethany Ramplin 
Deborah Reed-Aspley
Donna Roberts

Our recent projects for the school

  • Funding the second stage of the “Neverland Project” to improve the area of the KS2 playground.
  • Subsidising trips and activities for children in school during the year in line with what is permitted.
  • Providing new reading books for years 3 & 4
  • Funding the school Christmas Panto
  • Contributing to the 2020 leaver’s hoodies fund (in replacement of the year 6 trip)
  • Creating the English Martyrs community E-zine with contributions from the students, parents and teachers during the 2020 lockdown.

Fundraising activities 

When conditions allow, we run events for the school community to have fun and to raise funds.

  • Fairs at Christmas and in the Summer
  • Film nights afterschool for children
  • Non-uniform days
  • Playground sales

We also have schemes that run throughout the year. These activities have not been affected by COVID restrictions so please keep supporting us through these avenues.

 

Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity fundraising site. It turns your online shopping, with over 3,000 retailers, into FREE funds for our school. How? Simply start your online shopping from easyfundraising, then shop as normal. The retailers then make a small donation to say "thank you”. There’s real strength in numbers - so please sign up using our unique link, spread the word, and start raising now. Thank you and happy shopping!

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsenglishmartyrsnott/

 

Every week you could have a chance of winning up to £25,000 and support the support the FEM with the school lottery. Tickets cost £1 a week and 40% of ticket sales go to our school. Joining is easy, just visit the webpage School Lottery (www.yourschoollottery.co.uk) and search for English Martyrs.

https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/english-martyrs-catholic-voluntary-academy