FOMP (Friends of Manor Park) is the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Manor Park Primary Academy.
We are like you, parents/carers of children at Manor Park Primary Academy who want to get a bit more involved and encourage closer links between home and school, you are automatically a member of FOMP. How involved you become is up to you.
We organise fun activities and events for the children (and adults) and fundraise at the same time.
In 2017/18 FOMP handed over to the school a 'big' cheque for £8000.
These funds go towards 'extras' that cannot be funded directly by the school. We have raised thousands of pounds over the years enabling the school to improve existing equipment and facilities not covered by their school budget. In recent years funds raised by FOMP events have gone towards many exciting things eg. the Nursery playground pirates ship, music workshops, Christmas pantomime performances and Year 6 leavers' picnic and gifts.
Throughout the year we host a number of events to raise money, including:
- Easter Cake Sales
- Adult Social - Quiz
- Water / Coins in a Bottle
- Summer Fair
- Halloween Disco
How can I become involved in FOMP?
We are always looking for new people who bring fresh ideas and valuable skills. There are many different ways you can become involved, whether you have lots of time to offer or not. We are a diverse school and we really want to run events that appeal everyone. FOMP would love to hear from you about any fundraising ideas you may have and any skills that may help FOMP go from strength to strength.
Some of the committee roles are more time-consuming, (though fun too!), but there are lots of other ways to support FOMP - attending meetings, helping out at events/activities or simply coming along and supporting the various activities held throughout the year! Giving a little of your time in any event or project we undertake really can make a difference.
Most importantly, coming along and supporting our events!
If you would like to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a Facebook group: FOMP Friends of Manor Park, which can be found at:
Click here to visit the FOMP download page, where you can see Minutes and Newsletters.
FOMP Committee Members:
Chair: Myriam Gelling
Treasurer: Peng Ge
Secretary: Sally Northfield
As a registered charity we are able to obtain donations for raffle prizes from many organisations and also to take part in the matched funding scheme; employers will match the amount of money their employee raises on a stall at our fair. Many large employers take part in this scheme, for example, Barclays, HSBC, Legal and General and Sainsbury's and many more - check if your employer is one of them!
Did you know... easyfundraising.org.uk
When you shop online, instead of earning loyalty points with certain retailers, a small cash donation is made to the school! We've teamed up with easyfundraising.org.uk who provide a shopping directory listing some of your favourite online stores including Amazon, M&S, B&Q, Sports Direct, eBay and hundreds of others including supermarkets such as Tesco and Waitrose. And with an average donation of 5% from these major retailers, the funds really will quickly add up. Just register at: www.easyfundraising.org.uk