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Chair Person Report 2017-2018

Hutton Grammar School Association

Chair Person Report 2017-2018

 

The academic year has once again been hectic and I open by thanking all parents, colleagues and friends of the HGSA Committee who have once again worked tirelessly to support school functions and events raising money along the way to fund the little extras that make Hutton a special place.

In particular I would like to thank Liz Smith for her work as Secretary, Mrs D.Brown as Vice Chair. The accounts continue to be managed by the school and a big thank you is also given to Patricia Gilmore.

The fund raising year was organised around a number of key events.

A Christmas Fair and Bingo in December got fund raising off to a good start.

Spring and Summer Terms saw the organisation of the Spring Raffle, Plant Sale and Summer Ball at Preston Grasshoppers RFC.

The HGSA organise the raffle at the ball which raised £800 and ‘thank yous’ are given to all supporters of the event and particularly Claire Parisi who organised the event and supporters for their kind and generous prize donations.

Mrs Brown once again organised the Plant Sale in partnership with Newgate Nurseries and steady trade throughout the morning saw a healthy profit. The Spring Raffle was successful raising in excess of £900.

Monies raised by the raffle and ball raffle will go towards funding the essential swimming pool maintenance.

Easyfundraising has provided a small but steady source of income amassing in excess of £470 in eighteen months and the HGSA continues to promote parental use of the initiative.  The long established Weather Lottery continues to bring in money each year.

The work of the HGSA has contributed funds to Sports Travel, Year 8-10 Enrichment Week, SMSC Gridmaker, calculators for maths, supporting students’ travel costs who have been selected to represent district athletics teams and Hutton GS students who are visiting Uganda as part of West Lancashire Scouting

A big thank you to all!

One last note. We must continue a recruitment drive to enlist the support of more parents of students in Years 7 and 8 to ensure there is a line of succession so that the critical financial support generated by the HGSA continues.

 

Ian Rawsthorne

 

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