Friends of St Thomas More Association
Friends of St Thomas More (FOSTM) relaunch and request for help
The Friends of St Thomas More (FOSTM) has been working quietly in the background during the last few years. COVID and lockdowns hit all charities. The FOSTM has been no different. In September we hope to relaunch the charity and invite as many of our current and new parents to join in and support your school.
There are a few simple ways you can do this:
- Join the FOSTM Facebook group - Friends of St Thomas More High School | Facebook
2. Offer to help offer refreshments at a school event. The events we would like help for next term are:
a. The KS3 information evening – 8th September 6-8pm
b. The Year 7 Welcome Mass – 6th October, 6pm for Mass, 7pm for refreshments
3. Come to a fundraising event. The first fundraising event is going to be a Family Quiz night which is scheduled for Friday 14th This event will also be the night we have the Annual General Meeting and where we will elect a new chair, treasurer and secretary. Tickets will be released next term.
4. You could help fundraise for the school by collecting free donations for St Thomas More Parents' Association - Southend, Westcliff on Sea every time you buy anything online with the UK’s leading online fundraising service, easyfundraising.
a. With over 3.1 thousand shops and sites on board including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Virgin Trains and Aviva, you can get donations on everything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday and it doesn't cost a penny extra!
b. Plus, if you join and support St Thomas More Parents' Association - Southend, Westcliff on Sea we’ll get an extra £2 when you raise your first donation.
c. It's really simple, all you have to do is:
i. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/PBIKPK/FA8SM4/ and join for free
ii. Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, find the site you want and start shopping
iii. When you checkout St Thomas More Parents' Association - Southend, Westcliff on Sea gets a donation for no extra cost whatsoever!
iv. The shops and sites give easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation, it's that easy. There's no catch or hidden charges and St Thomas More Parents' Association - Southend, Westcliff on Sea will be really grateful for your donations.
5. Click on the image here and play the school lottery. If every family in the school signed up to play one a week a month, the FOTSM would raise over £5,000 a year.
6. Support the Preloved Uniform Shop either by donating old uniform to the school to sell or by shopping at the Preloved shop yourself. Click on the image and message FOSTM through the Facebook group.