Friends, Fundraising and Donations
The Friends of the Steiner Academy Hereford is the charitable organisation representing parents and friends of the school (PTA). All parents and staff are automatically members of this charitable community organisation, and we invite past students, grandparents and others to become friends too.
The role of Friends is to support and aid the development of our own school community, as well as other Steiner-inspired projects around the world. This work is carried out via social, educational and fundraising events, whether individual class fundraising or public, whole-school events. Friends has insurance to cover all their activities and public events.
The Friends used to meet regularly, usually on the last Friday morning of the month, in the Pavilion at school and all parents were welcome to attend, before Covid.
The Friends Trustees meet termly to develop ideas, help to co-ordinate initiatives and plan events.
The Friends committee meets monthly to develop ideas, help co-ordinate initiatives and plan events. For now, these meetings cannot be open, but we look forward to being able to welcome all parents to join us again, as we did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of Friends relies heavily on everyone at the school getting involved, either in an organisational or supporting role. Find out more about Friends through their updates in the Friday Flier. Sophy Simpson is the Chair of Friends and can be contacted at email@example.com
Friends Donations Scheme
The Friends runs the monthly Donations Scheme whereby parents are asked to make a monthly donation of £30 per child per month, or whatever they can afford (– some pay more, some pay less –) into a ring-fenced account which directly supports school budgets, and helps provide children with a full Steiner education.
The new Steiner Friends Lottery benefits your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces by raising funds for the school. We encourage everyone to get your parents, godparents, grandparents, uncles, aunties and friends, to join in and win. Why play the national lottery where you have a 1 in 14 million chance of winning, when you can play the Steiner Friends Lottery and have a much better chance of hitting the jackpot and supporting the education of our wonderful children? Of the money raised, 50% goes to our Friends of Steiner charity and 50% goes to your prizes. Lottery tickets are based on your lucky number. The more subscriptions you play with, the more you can win. Your numbers are entered into our draw every month and winners are guaranteed. Each subscription costs just £5 per month, paid monthly by Standing Order. Friends of Steiner Academy have raised thousands of pounds for our children. To join, please complete an application form available from reception or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Steiner Academy plan to hold a major fund-raising event each term. Two of which include the Advent Fair which takes place in the Shire Hall in Hereford and the Summer Fair which is held at the Academy. Many other events are organised by classes and by individuals. For many of these, you will be asked to provide contributions in the form of food, things to sell and various other forms of help. We are always looking for new ideas and new enthusiasm!
If you would like to make a regular or one-off donation to the school please follow the link below. A similar system is being set up to raise money for other Steiner Education initiatives.