Friends of Broadwater
FRIENDS OF BROADWATER (PTA)
Registered Charity Number: 1162453
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and current Broadwater families. We work with the school and local community to raise funds for additional school resources and also organise social activities throughout the school year. We are a friendly team of parents and guardians who want to make a positive contribution to school life.
Current core committee 2022/23:
Chairperson: Claire Marks
Treasurer: Jo Rogerson
Secretary: Wiebke Cook
Uniform: Claudia Goodridge / Kath Steele
Social Secretary: POST VACANT
Please contact us if you are interested in helping on the committee and want to contribute in any way – the committee always needs more help.
Contact email: email@example.com (this address is checked on a regular basis but please allow a few days for a response)
We hold our AGM in late September/early October at which all are welcome. Details will be emailed nearer the time.
Our communications are made through school emails. Look out for our newsletters and emails outlining upcoming events and detailing how we are spending the funds raised. Recent projects have included contributions to the school’s annual Challenge Week of activities; new books for the Library; graphic tablets used for virtual/online learning and wish list requests from all departments.
One of our main jobs is collecting and selling second-hand uniform. However, with a new uniform being phased in last year (Sept 2022) we can only sell old style uniform to year 9 and above students. We don’t currently have any new style uniform to sell but assume donations may start being received after the summer term. We stock logo-ed items only (blazers, school skirts, jumpers, PE short-sleeved tops, PE rugby tops, PE skorts and shorts, blue socks) but no white shirts or black school trousers. If you have uniform to donate, please drop it off at Reception in a bag labelled Uniform - Friends of Broadwater School.
All items are in fair to good condition with prices available on request (ranging from £3 to £10 per item). Payment is via online bank transfer.
If you have any uniform requests, please send us an email with details of sizes required and your child’s name and form.
Regular Ongoing Fundraising
Raise money when you shop online! By registering with East Fundraising, a huge number of retailers including eBay, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Boots and Booking.com will make a donation to our school at no additional cost to you. Register via your smartphone or computer before you make your next online purchase. Simply use the link below and choose Broadwater School, Godalming as your ‘cause’.
If you are a UK taxpayer, please register for Gift Aid when you sign up so that your support raises even more money for our school. Please ask your friends and family to register too!
Cash Prize Raffles
This is a recent and highly successful fundraiser, introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic as we could not host our usual raffles at school events. All entrants have a chance to win the top prize of £100 or two further prizes of £50. Keep an eye out for emails announcing the next raffle.
Last year we held our first summer party in the school hall with live music and a bar. We are now selling tickets for the 2023 Summer party on FRIDAY 16 JUNE, we hope that parents/carers can come and join us for a few drinks and live music from Laurel Canyon. We are welcoming current and new Sept 2023 parents/carers and hope you can join us. Please email for more information. Please note adults only, no students/children.
We also run the refreshments at the school’s Christmas Concert, Surrey Festival of Musical Theater, Summer Production and have regular textile collections to raise additional funds.