Hello and a warm welcome from The Fundays Team.  Our association is a group of parents who work voluntarily in partnership with Holt Farm Junior School.  By holding numerous fund raising and fun events throughout the year we support the school for the benefit of all.  It can be hard work but it is enjoyable and very rewarding!  Meetings are held on a regular basis and officers are elected each year.  New members are always welcome – please get in touch via hfjsfundays@gmail.com



    Events organised for both adults and children have included Quiz Nights, Fairs, Santas Grotto and Children’s Discos which not only raise money but are a social event i

      n their own right.  We have also arranged gifts for Mothers and Fathers Day where the children have been able to add their own personal touches. 

      Last year we managed to raise a whooping £5,000 the majority which went towards our Eco Warriors projects.

      We are always striving to find new and exciting things for the children to b

      e involved with and welcome any ideas.  Here are some of our fantastic fundraising efforts where the money gets spent!

       

      We are delighted to say work on our Happy Hens project is underway as part of our Eco School focus and we will be to rescuing hens from the British Hens Welfare Trust.   Our Happy Hens Project is a chance for the children (and parents) to get involved as they are fantastic endearing pets but also a brilliant educational tool.

                                                                                                                              

      Funds from our last Summer Fair 2018 have also gone towards our Pond Regeneration Project is in full swing with a little help from our local Fire Station.  The area has been cleared and pond is already receiving new life with frogs and newts being spotted.  We were also kindly donated a greenhouse which we will be erecting soon to provide a wonderful opportunity for the children .  – Members of the Eco Warriors will help keep this area in tip top condition.


       

      UPCOMING EVENTS~

      SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 2019.  Following the success of our first Boot Sale we will be holding another and hope to do on a regular basis. 

      Have declutter for Spring or book a stall.  Refreshments available.

      SATURDAY 29TH JUNE 2019.  An annual event not to be missed.  With inflatables galore, stalls, refreshments, games and fantastic raffle prizes!  All welcome for a fabulous day out for all the family.  Funds raised will go towards a new ICT Suite!


      SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019.  We are pleased to announce that Happy’s Circus will be attending for a fun filled professional ‘all human’ performing show.  Refreshments will be available together with a great raffle!


      MON 16TH, WED 18TH & THUR 19TH DECEMBER 2019.  We have secured a number of discounted tickets for the Cliffs Pavillion Pantomime starring Diversity!!  This was a massive success last Chrismas and well worth a visit.  Tickets are on sale now and deposits being taken.  Contact a member of the PTA.


      PREVIOUS EVENTS~

      Our first ever Car Boot Sale was a huge success!  Great community support with amazing stalls. 

                                                                                                           

      Christmas 2018 we decided to hire out Monkey Bizness in Rochford where children and guardians could come together for fun and a coffee and chat.  Our special guest, Santa, went down treat!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

        

      Christmas Neon Disco 2018 was a record breaker with the most children in attendance. 


      Our Summer Fair (June 2018) was a record breaking event!! Brilliant stalls, inflatables, reptiles, a unicorn and so much more!  Even our local MP Mark Francios attended to draw our bumper raffle with so many amazing prizes!  A truly fantastic day and fun for all the family.

                                                                                                 









      Our Summer Fair 2017 was another brilliant day out enjoyed by all.

                                                                                                                


      FUNDRAISING!

      All our events bring in much needed funds for the school and as you can see they go a long way in providing fun and educational projects/equipment for the children to enjoy.


      Funds from our Summer Fair 2017 went towards the new play equipment.



                  


      We arranged for the children to have a pantomime at school (without cost) and they had a lovely time!





      Other equipment purchased for the school include this colourful seating for the children to enjoy during break times and have their lunch in the sun.





      OTHER FUNDRAISING~

      Discounted tickets for Adventure Wonderland and Sands by the Sea were a sell out success – we hope to have these again in the future.



                                                                                       


      December 2018 we were lucky enough to secure discounted tickets to the Cliffs Pavillion.  All tickets sold out and was a most enjoyable show!


                                                                                 

      During the warmer months we sell ice cream and lollies outside our main hall for reasonable prices.

      Easter Disco 2018


                                                                                  

      Santas Grotto 2017


                                                                                    

      Christmas Disco 2017

                             
                                                                                                                              




      We sell ice creams and lollies (weather permitting) every Friday outside the school hall in the warmer months!

      Please see below our gallery of events and projects we have managed to achieve.

       

      Play Apparatus (to be installed Spring 2018)


      Spring Project – Members of the Eco Warriors helped plant flowers for outside classrooms and to be maintained.


      Easter Disco 2018

        

      Santas Grotto 2017

       
       
       

      Outdoor Seating

       
       

      Summer Fair 2017