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Friends Annual Roundup

This has been an unusual year for Friends of Hillcrest with many of our key fundraising and social events unable to take place due to the pandemic. For this reason, we established a crowd funder to enable us to raise funds despite the many and ongoing restrictions. We have been blown away by the incredible support shown by the Hillcrest Community and are pleased to report that the crowd funder has raised an amazing  £3,000 to date!


We are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in the enrichment events that were able to run this year, including: the Halloween Garden/Window Competition, the winter theatre performance, the Winter Wonderland Window Competition, the Pancake Scavenger Hunt, the Easter Family Egg Hunt and the ongoing Sunflower Growing Competition in partnership with Redcatch Community Garden. And not forgetting the Sponsored Walk, taking place on 5th and 6th July in Arnos Vale.


All money donated to Friends of Hillcrest goes back to the school to enrich our children’s education and experience. This year your donations have been used to fund the following:

  • New non-fiction books for the classrooms and Book Barn.
  • Beautiful wall art to welcome pupils into the school and emphasise the four Hillcrest values.
  • Bright window art on the key theme of ‘No Outsiders’.
  • A shed for gardening tools used by Hillcrest children to sow and grow their own vegetables.

And shortly to be funded:

  • Musical instruments for the entire school.
  • We are very pleased to reveal that all year groups will mark the end of the school year with a circus workshop and show taking place on the 13th and 15th of July.

Thank you to everyone who has donated money, taken part, shared their fantastic creativity, sent photos for the website, and given their time to help Friends of Hillcrest and our School.


New Committee and Volunteers needed - can YOU help?


In September several Friends of Hillcrest committee members and long-standing volunteers will be moving on.


All parents and carers are automatically members of Friends of Hillcrest, but we need new people willing to give some of their time to take Friends of Hillcrest forward. Over the next school year it will be more important than ever to connect though shared experiences and fun, and bring the Hillcrest community back together - hopefully face to face!


Specific roles include Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. We will also need Trustees, two Class Reps for each Year group and we always need Volunteers who can give as much or as little time as they can to help make events happen. For further information about what each role involves, please click on the link below.


Joining Friends in any capacity is a great way to meet fellow members of the Hillcrest community. Many past and present committee members will remain as advisors/volunteers and will be available to provide support, answer questions and give advice about how things have worked previously.


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