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Friends of Sandcross

Welcome to the Friends of Sandcross


Friends of Sandcross exists to help create a sense of community to raise money for Sandcross Primary School.  Our aim is to enable all the children to participate in activities and to have access to a wide range of resources and equipment.


As the parent, carer or teacher of a child at Sandcross School, you are automatically a member of Friends of Sandcross and you can play as big or small a part as you would like.  There are opportunities throughout the year to offer your support, including helping out at new Parent Induction Evenings, serving on Ice Cream Fridays, volunteering for events or stepping forward at the AGM to join the committee.


This year, Friends of Sandcross have again agreed to help subsidise a school trip or event for every child in the school.  We need to raise just under £8000 to do this.


The more parents we have actively helping, the more events we can run.  This means more events that foster community and more money raised for the school - please get in touch with us!  For details of future events, please see the 'Events Calendar' below.


Friends of Sandcross are members of:



Events Calendar:

Adult 80's Disco Night - Wednesday 7th June - in The Big Top!

Sandcross Circus Professional Shows - Sat 10th & Sun 11th June - 11.00am & 3.00pm (Tickets are available from the school or via


Please let us know if you are able to help at any of these events.


Past Friends of Sandcross Events

Events held in the past include the following:


Circus Normandie & Autumn Fair

At the end of September 2013 Circus Normandie came to Sandcross School and ran workshops teaching basic circus skills to the children.  50 children then put on a show for the rest of the school.  at the weekend, Circus Normandie put on four professional shows which Friends of Sandcross sold tickets for and also ran an Autumn Fair.




Held in Year groups after school, the children love to 'boogie' to music with their friends.  This is a fun way to raise money that always prove very popular!



Ice Cream Fridays

During the Summer months, Friends of Sandcross sell a range of ice creams from our catering trailer which children and adults can enjoy on their way home.  These have proved very popular!



Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto is held in December with cake sales, gift stalls and craft activities for everyone to enjoy.



Catalogue Sales

Examples include Yellow Moon and Northbrook Christmas Wrap.  A percentage of each order goes to Friends of Sandcross. 



Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards that have been designed by your child can be purchased for a more personal seasonal message.


The Giving Machine

By registering on this site, you can continue to order via the internet from your favourite suppliers, and a percentage of your order will go to Friends of Sandcross.  It is an easy fundraiser!



Bags to School

Twice a year, we send home bags for parents to return with their unwanted clothes, shoes and bags which are turned into cash for the school.


Payments given to Sandcross School

All profits from events run by Friends of Sandcross go to support the work of Sandcross School.  Below are listed some of the ways we have supported the school over the past few years.

  • 2016 - £8000 raised for each year group to help subsidise trips & events
  • 2015 - £8000 raised for each year group to help subsidise trips & events
  • 2014 - £4200 raised for each year group to help subsidise trips & events
  • 2013 £14000 given towards new outdoor play equipment


How to Contact Friends of Sandcross:

You can email us on 


Our current committee is:

Richard Colpus - Chair 

Frazer Tams - Treasurer

Hayley Fry - Secretary

Jude O'Connell - Assistant Treasurer & Charity Link

Christmas Card Design details 2016