CCS Friends is the Caroline Chisholm School Friends Association. It exists to provide close links between home and school, bringing staff and parents together to provide social experiences and fundraising to help support the school with equipment to enrich the learning experiences for the students.
All parents and members of the local community are welcome to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time. The committee meets each month, usually on a Monday or Tuesday evening at 7.00pm. Please click here to view the dates for our planned meetings for 2021-22. If any published dates need to be amended, we will update our Facebook page, please click here to like or follow our page.
If you would like to offer your support, please complete the Support CCS Friends Form and email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively drop into Primary Office. To get an idea of what we are involved in throughout the year, please click here to see outlined the "Volunteer Roles". If there is anything in particular you would like to help with, please let us know.
Some of our brilliant fundraising initiatives to date have provided the school with:
- Art and Photography equipment for Secondary Phase
- IT EdBot for Secondary Computing
- Claybot for Secondary Art Department
- Musical instruments for Primary and Secondary Phases
- Equipment for Primary Gardening Area
- Playground Equipment for Primary Phase
CCS Friends have a dedicated website to handle fundraising donations, event ticket sales and second hand uniform sales. Please visit and register here: www.pta-events.co.uk/ccsfriends
Raise money for CCS Friends when you shop!
We’re now registered with easyfundraising and Amazon Smile, which means you can help us for FREE, every time you purchase online. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! All you need to do is sign up and remember to use easyfundraising whenever you shop online. It’s easy and completely FREE! These donations really mount up, so please sign up to support us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ccswootton/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=en-n1
To register and shop with Amazon Smile, please visit: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1112625-0
If you need name labels for school uniform, please order name labels from www.stikins.co.uk and enter number 35704 and CCS Friends will receive 30% commission of every order.
CCS Friends Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The CCS Friends AGM takes places every year, usually in October or November. Our latest minutes are attached in the link below. We welcome parents and community residents to attend. Charity committee members are voted and plans for the year ahead are planned.
Please also read our 2019 AGM Newsletter which details some of our earlier fundraising activities:
CCS Friends Lottery
You could be in with a chance of winning one of 3 cash prizes EVERY month, by subscribing to the CCS Friends Lottery.
For a yearly subscription of just £36, that's £3 per month, you will be entered into our monthly prize draw.
Please see attached below the overview, terms and conditions and application form. Please complete and email your application form to: CCSFriends@protonmail.com
Money raised from the Lottery will fund vital equipment and resources for the school. We thank you for your support.
Pre-loved/ Second Hand Uniform
CCS Friends are pleased to offer for sale Pre-loved uniform in good, but used condition. Please check your child's sizing before ordering as unfortunately we are unable to accept returns.
The money raised from uniform sales is used to purchase equipment and fund activities to enrich the students learning experience and we thank you for supporting CCS Friends and raising funds for our school.
For Primary Uniform orders, your order will be sent home with your child.
For Secondary Uniform orders, you will need to collect from a CCS Friends representative's home address, as we are unable to manage this through school in the current climate.
To support CCS Friends further we are asking that our customers absorb the cost of web hosting and banking fees. This helps us secure the donations you very generously make, and not have to incur fees that would impact our fundraising efforts.
Donations: If you have any good condition logo'd uniform that you no longer need, we are grateful for donations to be able to re-sell. If you have any items you would like to donate, please email CCSFriends@protonmail.com to organise.
Whilst we make every endeavour to check the quality prior to sale, all uniform is second hand. We understand that, in some instances, it may not be to a standard you expect. In the very rare case that this may occur, we will work to find a solution. In the event of providing a refund, we are only able to refund the cost of the item and not the web platform and banking fees, as we incur those charges regardless.
To view and purchase second hand uniform, please visit:
Then navigate to Shop / Uniform and Merchandise from the menu options.
Charity Matching Scheme
Do you work for a company that has a Charity Matching Scheme?
If you think that your employer has a matched giving scheme already in operation, or if you would like some more information about charity matching, please contact CCS Friends at email@example.com and address to CCS Friends Chair, Sarah Bourne.
Some of the larger companies who have had excellent schemes in the past are Barclaycard, BT, Avon, and NatWest, who have matched the fundraising of their staff members. You may not have heard if your company operates such a scheme, but it may be worth contacting your Human Resources department to find out. We have been helped enormously in the past by this type of donation, and there are several benefits to both the company and ourselves.
It is just another simple way that you can help our school and children.
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