Here’s what we raised and spent in the years 18/19, 19/20, and 20/21:
During June, 25 Goodrich parents were due to take on the G2G, the 350km ride from Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire back to the school. Unfortunately, COVID-19 meant abandoning those plans this year.
Despite this disappointment, the G2G team and other members of CoG (Cyclists of Goodrich) did not want to sit back and do nothing, so instead set a new challenge to collectively cycle 10,000km, the equivalent of cycling to Paris and back five times!
Join the challenge
If you are a parent or carer at Goodrich you can join CoG team and take part in the challenge, too. Simply sign up at CoG’s Strava group. Children can join too, all they need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, class, date of ride, duration and distance. All rides made during the week 15th -21st June will count towards the 10,000km total.
Sponsor the team
All donations are welcome and all funds raised will go towards new trikes and bikes for nursery and reception and mini-trampolines for PE lessons. You can sponsor the team <here>.
Thanks very much to everyone who came along to the AGM on Tuesday 2nd October. If you missed it, here’s what was covered:
- A huge thank you to everyone who gave their time last year (2017/18) to support our busy events and fundraising programme.
- A detailed run through of FoG’s gross and net income by activity; spending on overheads and equipment; and *most importantly* the resulting donations made to the school, to help provide a more rewarding and enjoyable experience for all children.
- Voting to elect a new team of parent and carer volunteers as trustees and to hold specific roles, for the 2018/19 school year.
If you’d like a copy of the event slides please email email@example.com or ask your class rep. We’ll be putting the slides up on this site shortly (once we’ve tweaked some of the site’s functionality!) As FoG is a registered charity, our full accounts are also submitted to the Charity Commission each year.
Congratulations to everyone who was elected as a Trustee or team member for the coming year. Here’s the full list of who’ll be doing what: friendsofgoodrich.com/about-fog
Call out for donations and help at the Summer Fair.
Can you help with any of the following…?
Donations: we still need your books, Jolly Jam Jars (with class number on), clean and washed soft toys and second-hand uniform donations. Please can you drop any donations off in a bag in your child’s classroom. The class that donates the most Jolly Jam Jars will win a prize.
Cakes: We’ll also need your homemade and shop-bought cakes and biscuits for our Café. Please bring to the Café on the day.
Volunteers: We still need help on the day, particularly clearing away once it finishes at 4pm. We’re also looking for volunteers for our biscuit decorating stall – a lovely stall to run. FoG can provide everything that is needed – let us know if you can do it.
Items to borrow – have you got a gazebo, cool box (the type you use at camping, or blackboard that we may borrow for the fair? If you can lend us any of the items please do let us know.
Not sure what your kids should read next? Why not let our friends at Rye Books help you choose something?
Each month, they’re recommending three books to read. If you fancy giving them a go, just go along to the shop and they’ll give you 10% discount on them (for this month only). Just take a copy of the school newsletter with you to get the discount.
Here are the April recommendations:
The Lion Inside by Jim Field
Jim Field, comes a feel-good rhyming story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion.
Lost Tales – by Adam Murphy
Uncover these tales of wonder from around the world. From Adam Murphy, creator of CORPSE TALK, comes a collection of the most magical myths and legends you’ve never heard before…
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
London, 1841. A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth. Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy. Take your seats -the show is about to begin!
Don’t fancy any of them? Let us know the types of books you like @Rye_Books.
It’s Red Nose Day on Friday 24 March!
All the children are invited to wear red and/or a red nose for the day and make a donation of 50p each to do so.
We’ll also be holding a Goodrich School Cake and 2nd hand Uniform Sale on the day too. Cake donations needed please!!
All monies raised will go to Comic Relief and the charities it supports.
Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales; SC039730 (Scotland).