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Christmas cards - We raised a fantastic £1077!

Thanks to everyone who purchased cards and other items. A BIG thank you to Ms Sharples for the creations and to all the 'elves' who helped with the sticking.




Friends are pleased to be able to provide free discos for all children again this year! 


  • RECEPTION DISCO - 4.45-5.45pm on Friday 8th March. Please use the link to sign your child up to the guest list:


Join the guestlist – Hillcrest Discomania - Reception – Hillcrest School Hall, Fri 8 Mar 2024 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (



  • Yrs 5 & 6 DISCO - 6.15 - 7.15pm on Friday 8th March. Please use the link to sign your child up to the guest list:


Join the guestlist – Year 5 & 6 - Its Disco Time! – Hillcrest Primary School, Fri 8 Mar 2024 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM (



  • QUIZ NIGHT - 7.30 - 11.00pm on Friday 15th March. Dust off the brain cells and enjoy some cheese & wine (vegan options available). Get a team together and book your tickets here:


Buy tickets – The Hillcrest Big Quiz & Cheese Night! – Hillcrest Main Hall, Fri 15 Mar 2024 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM (



Save the Date!


  • The next HILLCREST COMEDY NIGHT will be on Friday 7th June!




None of these events can happen without parent volunteers! We will need at least six for each event. Please email if you would like to help.








  • New format AGM Thursday 18th April. Come and hear how we spend the money you've helped us to raise.
  • Yrs 1 & 2 Disco and Yrs 3 & 4 Disco - Friday 10th May. Booking links nearer the time.
  • Final meeting of the year - Thursday 6th June



The Winter Fair raised over £2,200! 


Thank you so much to all who made it happen, whether that be volunteering or coming along to support, we really appreciate it. 


We wanted to let you know how we spent the £12,536 Friends raised last year and how our fundraising is progressing this year. 



We hope this shows just how important your support is, and the

fantastic opportunities it provides our children. 






All parents, carers and teachers are members of Friends of Hillcrest and are welcome to all meetings to hear what's happening, contribute views, suggest new ideas and/or offer to volunteer if they can. 


Our next meeting is on Thursday 11th January in the school main hall at 8pm. Please come and join us. 


In the next meeting we will have a lessons learnt session around the new winter fair format and we will also review our communications and how we can make this accessible for everyone. If you have any thoughts around this, please come along to the meeting or send feedback to You can also provide feedback at any time via email or via the Class Reps. 


Read more about Friends of Hillcrest on our section of the school website here: Friends of Hillcrest (our PTA) | Hillcrest Primary School


Wishing you all a restful break and we look forward to more wonderful events with the school community in the new year. 


Many thanks and best wishes, 


Friends of Hillcrest Committee




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