If you work for Barclays bank or another employer which supports fundraising activities, then please let us know. Barclays and other companies have a fantastic £4£-matching scheme and these can really boost our fundraising activities. Please get in contact with Tim Ellwood or Carolin Pickering.
If you have any fundraising ideas and /or would like to support any of our events, then please get in touch with the FOGDS team.
For any other questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to us.
Your FOGDS team
If you have not already done so, sign up to our own lottery! This is a monthly draw where you and family can win a cash prize. Each number is £1 per month and a draw takes place every month where 3 cash prizes are awarded. This is a great way to raise funds for the school. To sign up, contact school office or Jenny.
To join or find out more, please contact Jenny Callister (Year 4 & Year 6 mum).
The children have been very excited to see the new playground installed in April this year. This has been paid for by FOGDS and lots of parent volunteers have helped to install it.
This school year FOGDS have planned more exciting events for everyone. All will help to raise additional funds for the school and pay for items like the Living Eggs programme, the Christmas Pantomime, so the library can be updated regularly with new books and we can continue to update the much-needed playground equipment. We very much value your continued support with these events.
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Disco with gin quiz and gin bar, tickets £10 per person, includes a gin cocktail on arrival Tickets on sale from the front foyer after morning drop off/afternoon pick up from Jade or contact Jade or Carolin for your ticket
Family Quiz Night
A full house for the family quiz night, as families and friends pitted their wits against each other in the annual FOGDS family quiz. Popular rounds included 'name that dog' , 'Guess the year', 'music intro', and the favourite 'guess the crisp flavour!' Thank you to Angela and Claire for doing a brilliant job in organising this event.
A brilliant night was had by all at the poker night. Players of abilities enjoyed the poker, expertly led by Stephanie and Jens. Thank you to Stephanie and Carolin for organising the night.
The children enjoyed a delicious tea party at an event co-ordinated by Northampton University students. Money raised will go towards buying books for the new library.
The children thoroughly enjoyed watching this years pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk. FOGDS pay for this as a Christmas treat for the children.
The hall was rocking to the Christmas beats on Thursday afternoon at the Christmas Disco party, again paid for by FOGDS. Children (and a few teachers!) wowed us with their dance moves.
Thankyou to school council and Mrs Dean who provided FOGDS with a thankyou afternoon tea. It was a lovely afternoon with delicious cake and mince pies. We are really pleased that you appreciate all our hard work.
Merry Christmas from all of the FOGDS team.
Thank you to everyone that came and supported the FOGDS Christmas Fayre. There were certainly plenty of things to keep you entertained. Thank you to Mrs Lamin, who led the children in beautiful singing and then Miss Shelton, who really cranked the volume up when Spain class got us all in to the Samba spirit with their amazing drumming.
Santa and his elves were kept busy all afternoon by a large queue of eager children waiting to share their hopes for Christmas presents. The Christmas café was as popular as ever, with a large selection of cakes donated by parents. Connor was the very proud winner of a stunning Christmas cake, weighing in at 6lbs, 6oz, decorated by Hayley.
The Christmas tree looks amazing with all the brilliant Christmas tree decorations adorning its branches. What a crafty bunch you are. Well done to Annaleise , William S, Faris, Evie Ch and Iona who won the best decoration competition.
Thank you as always to FOGDS, especially Jess and Sim who co-ordinated the Fayre this year. What a fabulous team. We have hopefully raised £800 which will go to much needed equipment for the school.
Glamour and Groove Ball: part 2
Thank you to everyone who supported the recent FOGDS Glamour & Groove Ball Part II - feedback has been incredibly positive with cries of “When’s Part III?!?”
We are also thrilled to announce that once all payments are made, we anticipate fundraising to be in the region of £9,000 including £4£ matching from Barclays - AMAZING!! This will enable FOGDS to fund the completion of the new school library for our children, more on this will follow in the next few weeks.
FOGDS would also like to say special thanks to those who supported the event from Great Doddington village, and wider circles of friends and family, you are all extremely generous and your support is very much appreciated by the school and children - you also enjoy a good night out!!
If anyone fancies taking on the role of ‘Head of Balls’ with FOGDS (can be a shared role!) please let us know and maybe we can start thinking about Glamour & Groove Part III?!?!
Great Doddington Does Ground Force. November 2015
A small team of committed volunteers arrived at school on Saturday morning to start work on a project to improve the school grounds around the new play area. Under the expert eye of Tim Ellwood (Timotay Playscapes and Iona’s Dad!)the team were given instructions and set to work.
Within the first hour the trees came down, roots were dug up, concrete was pick axed and paving slabs lifted. We rewarded ourselves with a tea break, the mood was buoyant and we were proud of our achievements in such a short time. Then the rain came, and didn’t stop!
However, nothing deterred this determined bunch of people, rain coats were zipped up, and everyone carried on. Cheers echoed around the playground as each piece of concrete was battered by axes and hauled out of the ground. People continued to smile as they pushed yet another wheelbarrow of sand across the playground. As the day wore on it became apparent the scale of the work that we had undertaken. Through torrential rain we continued to hammer, carry, shovel, saw, sweep and dig.
I have never seen a group of people work so hard, for so long. By the end of the day we had blisters on hands, sore backs, barely able to stand on our feet and physically unable to lift one more spade of sand or push another wheelbarrow. But the results are worth it.
Tim, Sarah, Iona, Harris, Neil, Tanya, Olivia, Karen, Geoff, Teresa, John, Stuart, Richard, Jo, James and Carolin. Your efforts were phenomenal and the results, once finished, will be amazing.
A massive thank you to Tim. Your expertise, vision, equipment and determination, pushed us all on and kept us going. It just goes to show what a group of people can achieve when they put their minds to it.
FOGDS Halloween Disco
A spooky time was had by all at the FOGDS Halloween disco. The children looked amazing in their costumes. Congratulations to Bew W and Tayla-Mae who won the best dressed competition. Thank you to FOGDS who worked really hard to put the event on.
Profits from the disco (over £220) have been donated to Cransley Hospice in memory of FOGDS member Sarah. It was lovely to see both her children enjoying the event.
Wine Tasting Quiz has now SOLD OUT!!!!!!! If you have not bought (or reserved your ticket) you have sadly missed out this time.
Recent FOGDS spending
Friendship bench and signpost stop
Class Christmas present
Selection box for each child
KS2 class footballs
Please support FOGDS events - your money really does make a difference to your childs education.
Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas Fayre. We raised a massive £800 which will go towards individual resources for each class.
It was great to see so many families enjoying all we had to offer, Christmas hook a duck, play your cards right, stocking pick and much more.
Congratulations to the Gledhill family who won the stunning Christmas cake decorated by Hayley Beck (previous Chair of FOGDS).
Thank you to all members of FOGDS who worked really hard to bring the event together, especially Jess, Lynsey and Sarah.