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Friends of Mile Oak (FOMO)


What is FOMO?

Friends of Mile Oak is our Parent and Teacher Association.

A Parent and Teacher Association is an organisation of parents and staff, its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. PTAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.

All parents and carers are automatically members of FOMO when their child starts school with us at Mile Oak. We hold regular monthly meetings to discuss ongoing fundraising plans and all parents are invited to attend.

Our Annual General Meeting is held in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected to run the PTA – usually consisting of a chair, a vice- chair, a treasurer, a secretary and other roles such as class representatives. 

We are a registered charity and have four post-holders:

  • Chairman - Nick Hollingdale

  • Treasurer - Sarah Leaver

  • Secretary - Kerry Matthews

Currently, FOMO's main aim is to continue to raise funds for both big projects, and smaller extra items requested by the school's staff. Our current target is to raise enough money to help the school to purchase new equipment for the field, including a large sun shade.

Previously donated funds have helped towards the purchase of:

  • creating the Junior playground "Retreat" area
  • a new projector for the Infant hall
  • the Reception play area
  • class Christmas gifts

Events we have organised include:

  • Bag 2 School
  • Summer Fair
  • Discos
  • Quiz Night
  • Fireworks night

What do we do and how do we raise funds?

We help raise much needed funds for our school. The money we raise directly benefits all children in the school and pays for many items and events such as…

  • Subsidising school trips to keep costs to parents down

  • Buying resources and new equipment for the school

  • Buying Items and equipment needed for the classrooms

Throughout the year we organise and run fundraising events. Our events raise thousands of pounds for the children of Mile Oak Primary. Sadly, without the funds we raise, the school and our children would miss out. Some of our fundraising events include:

  • Mile Oak Fireworks night

  • The end of term discos

  • Christmas card creations

  • The Christmas and Summer Fairs

  • Quiz nights

How can you help?

Without the support of parents and carers FOMO would cease to exist. We are not asking for a huge commitment - don’t feel that you can’t get involved. Many of our helpers volunteer as and when they are able to. Every effort is much appreciated and helps us to provide more for all of our children at the school.

Could you help out at just one event a year?
Could you do photocopying or leaflet design from home?
If you can’t make events, perhaps you have some great fundraising ideas you could share?
Do you have contacts who could donate gifts or vouchers for our raffles?
Do you have contacts who could supply events or stalls?
Could you sell event tickets one day after school?
Could you wrap presents for Santa?
If you would like to register for our mailing list or are able to offer support please contact us.

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