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We have a very active and supportive School Association which works hard to raise money for the school through a wide range of different social events. Recent events organised by FOGS have been ‘Race to the North Pole’ and a Christmas Raffle. All members of the school community are welcome to join in with the events or stand for election to the committee. 

If you would like to join the committee or go on the FOGS email list please speak to any of the committee members or FOGS helpers or email grundisburgh.fogs@gmail.com

April 2021
FOGS have officially  'launched' their virtual balloon race campaign!

FOGS have signed up for an online balloon race in order to raise the funds for an outdoor eating area as part of their Creating Safe Spaces campaign, with all funds going towards purchasing the school some fabulous recycled plastic picnic benches.

The virtual balloon race system offers a 100% eco-friendly way to raise money, using a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon. The software uses current live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry can be tracked on Google Maps and Satellites once launched. It has no negative environmental impact on all wildlife, climate change, plastic waste or litter.”

You can buy a virtual balloon for £3 and give it a name, colour, shape and pattern. In addition to this, you can select different features of your balloon, such as weight, which will determine its flight performance in order to enhance your chances of winning.  This is a fun and easy way to raise funds for our school and we are sure the kids and adults alike will love it.

The race, titled Coronation Race, will ‘set off’ from Westminster Abbey on 2nd June. First prize, for the balloon that travels the farthest, is £500 cash, second prize is an Apple iPad and there will also be 10 lucky winners of £10 book tokens. FOGS will also be providing prizes for the farthest and shortest flying balloons!

To get your balloon,  go to https://ecoracing.co/user/page/1714 or search for FOGS



January 2021
FOGs are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £1500 from the Kesgrave, Rushmere, St Andrew, Martlesham Carlford & Fynn Valley Community Partnership Environmental Grant Scheme which is aimed at enabling environmental care within the local community. An application was made in December 2020 for outdoor learning equipment to support our Creating Safe Spaces Campaign which is raising money to create, expand and enhance the outdoor learning potential of the school grounds of our school. The benefits of being outdoors in green space are scientifically proven to improve mental and physical wellbeing so we are thrilled that we have been awarded the maximum amount.

 


December 2020
FOGs are pleased to announce the grand total raised during our Race to the North Pole event was £1,385! Thank you to all the children and their families for their dedication and sponsorship as well as the local community who supported the event.



December 2020
Grundisburgh Christmas raffle raised and amazing £2,442! A huge thank you to all of the local businesses and kind folk who generously donated prizes and to everyone who purchased tickets!



Christmas Raffle - December 2019

FOGS would like to thank the 1400+ local residents who bought raffle tickets to support the school! We are incredibly pleased to announce that the Grundisburgh Christmas Raffle raised £1126.78 towards the Read, Learn, Nurture campaign!


Village Quiz 2019
The Friends of Grundisburgh School (FOGS) had a great night at the Grundisburgh Village Quiz on Friday, which was hosted by FOGS at the school, as they were last year's winners. 13 teams took part, raising £475.97...so that's £237.99 for FOGS and £118.99 for Inspire Suffolk & The Children's Appeal.

A special thanks to the lovely FOGS team for hosting and congratulations to the FOGS quiz team, Clare, Richard, Pete, Fiona, Simon, Sandra and Magda....they only went and won it again!!

Following the Grundisburgh Village Quiz, this years winners FOGS have donated £119 to the Ipswich Hospital Children's Appeal.

Caroline and her son William went into the hospital and had great pleasure in giving over our donation. A big thank you to William who wore his Grundisburgh school uniform with pride for the day!

                                      
New School Kit!
FOGS bought us our wonderful new kit for tournaments. We are so pleased with it! We will wear it with pride :) Thank you to everyone who donates at FOGS events.

Christmas Crackers
FOGs purchased all of the Christmas Crackers for our Christmas Lunch held on Thursday 13th December.



FOGS Barn Dance - Autumn 2018
FOGS held a very well attended Barn Dance for the village. A great night was had by all! FOGS will be using the money they raised to put towards a new Sports Kit that children can wear when they attend sporting tournaments and festivals.



Spring Fair 2018
FOGs had an amazing cake stall at the Spring Fair full of delicious donations from parents. They managed to raise a brilliant £203! This money is going to be used to purchase new equipment for our Reception class' outdoor area. Thank you very much to all who purchased cakes!


Spring 2018
What a successful evening our latest Quiz and Curry night was! This year's had it all: a record 136 tickets sold, 19 teams, great quiz questions, one amazing winning team and... over £1,700 raised for our new school climbing frame! Thank you all for helping and for playing!

Summer 2017
We held a BBQ event after the school Sports Day. The Outlines Headlined and great fun was had by all!

Spring 2017
FOGs held a superb Quiz and Curry night. It was enjoyed by lots of parents and groups from around the village. A great success!

Autumn Fair 2016
The Autumn Fair took place on Thursday 13th October. There was a little chill in the air and Pumpkin Soup was much appreciated! Lots of the children arranged stalls themselves including conker throw, dip your hand in a gooey pumpkin to find a marble and pumpkin roll. Thank you to all of the children who ran stalls and everybody who attended. The children’s stalls raised £170 and the cake stall raised £204!

February 2015
The FOGS Curry and Quiz Night raised a breath-taking £1,193.80. On behalf of all of the school community I’d like to say thank you to the organisers, the curry makers and those who worked very hard on the night looking after everyone. Of course, a very big thank you to those of you who were able to take part and made it such an enjoyable event. Due to the efforts of FOGS over the past year or so, we are now able to purchase stage lighting for the school hall which will enhance all future performances by the children. Thank you.