21 DECEMBER · ADMIN ·
The Friends of Fox Hollies is a charity run by a group of hard working individuals who are passionate about improving the offer to all of the young people who come to our school. They have two ongoing commitments: Supporting the running costs of our School Minibus, which gives our pupils chance to enrich their learning out of school by using shops, going swimming or taking part in other learning which links back to the classroom i.e leisure activities and Community Education.
Eight years ago our beautiful new Blue Bus was delivered to our school by The Variety Club of Great Britain. The Friends kickstarted this by raising 25% of the money needed. Since then they have funded the fuel and all services. The Bus is still in good shape but over the next few years the Friends will be working overtime to fund the replacement. Each year the minibus takes pupils away on residential trips,including the FOX HOLLIES LODGE. Our holiday lodge at Parc Y Haven site at Pwllheli, North Wales is in great condition in a beautiful setting. It sleeps 10 people and is available at a fraction of the full rates charged by Haven. It was built with funds raised by the Friends, and is maintained by them.
Pupils and ex- pupils families have first priority for booking in the school holidays and at weekends from early April to late October each year. The ways in which the Friends raise this money includes fund raising events that not only make the money, but also bind our school community together by providing our young people and their families with a rich shared social life.
Imagine if you will a cold evening, outside dreary drizzly weather .... inside a warm glow, stage lights, decorations, good grub and where else would you meet a ukulele playing Superman than at... ‘Fox Hollies Strictly Got Talent’ This was a perfect example of fun and funding.... look at the pictures and judge yourself!