The Friends
of QEGS

Contact

The Friends of QEGS is the parent body of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, so includes everyone with a child at the school. The committee are just the current caretakers of the group- no more qualified for the role than any other parent- and we rely heavily on support from all of you. We see our role simply as helping in any way we can. This can be serving teas and coffees at school events, helping run the uniform shop and organising social events. Fundraising is also a large part of the group’s role- we look to help the school raise money to buy those items they cannot buy through normal funding, but which makes for a better experience for our children during their years at QEGS.
We meet approximately once a month at the school – usually in the evening at 7pm in E1 (above the sports hall). We try to post the dates well in advance on the website and send out reminders through ParentMail. These meetings are usually attended by the Headmaster, or one of his Deputies, and last about 90 minutes. We discuss anything that needs to be discussed, get an update on events at the school, and make plans for upcoming events.
Uniform Shop
This is run by Mrs Lawson, one of the school Librarians, with help from FQEGS. It is a useful way for parents to re-cycle their old uniform and raise funds for the school in the process.  So if you have any uniform that your child has grown out of but is still in good condition, please do consider donating it to the school uniform shop- simply drop it off at Reception. You may also be able to buy replacement items at a fraction of the price of new kit. Again, this can be done any time through reception.
Numbers Club
This is an on-going fundraiser that starts at the beginning of each year. A little like the lottery, you buy a number for £25 at the beginning of the year and we hold 10 draws throughout the year.  We undertake to give half the money raised back in prizes, while the other half is given to the school. This year there are 5 prizes each draw, ranging from £40 down to £20. You can buy as many numbers as you wish, at any time of the year, though evidently the earlier you buy them the better your chances of winning something. Look out for the email and entry forms in September or contact one of us (email overleaf) for more information.
Easyfundraising
This is a simple way to raise money for the school if you would like to help but have limited time or little inclination, to attend events. Attached are instructions on how it works- but the principal is simple- if you do any internet shopping and your choice of retailer is registered with easyfundraising, do your shopping through the easyfundraising website and the retailer will donate a percentage of your bill to the school. It costs you nothing but is a great way to donate to your chosen charity. We have only been promoting it for 6 months but have so far raised over £450 and hope to get more people involved as time passes.

Important Dates

Month
Meetings
Fundraisers
School Support
January 2019
23.01.19 – 7pm. E1
9.01.19 – A Level Awards Evening – provide refreshments
February 2019
26.02.19 – 7pm. E1
March 2019
14.03.19 – 7pm. E1
1.03.19 – Quiz Night
April 2019
24.04.19 – 7pm. E1
May 2019
15.05.19 – 7pm. E1
June 2019
20.06.19 – 7pm. E1
July 2019
09.07.19 – 7pm. E1
Committee
Chairs
Sandra Glassford
Alison Almond
Secretaries
Lucinda Weymouth
Tracey Holiday
Treasurers
Clare Glassford
David White
Numbers Club
Sarah Thomas
Clare McKeown
Uniform Shop
Kimberley Lawson (Librarian)