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Welcome to Friends at Bessemer.

If you have just joined us, F@B is your Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – a group of volunteer parents/carers whose aim is to create events which provide opportunities for Bessemer families to socialise and enjoy themselves, and in doing so raise money for the school. And the more people involved with F@B the merrier.

Please look out for our regular updates in the School Newsletter, and don’t forget to follow us on Classlist (https://classlist.com), Instagram (@friendsatbessemer) and Twitter (@Bessemer_FAB). We are always very keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved. F@B is for each and every one of you, and we want to make sure it reflects the wealth of diversity at Bessemer. Whether you have a fully formed idea for an event you’d like to organise with your friends, or you would just like to find out how to get involved, please do contact us at fab@friendsatbessemer.co.uk


Supporting F@B

F@B simply wouldn’t exist without the support of Bessemer parents and carers. If you’re wondering how you can get involved, here are a few ideas: Volunteer: whether you have a fully-fledged idea for an event you’d like to organise with some fellow parents, or would like to give a few hours per term on an informal basis, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch at fab@friendsatbessemer.co.uk

Use Easyfundraising: we receive a small donation every time you shop online using Easyfundraising, at no extra cost to you. In total, we’ve been able to spend an extra £4,000 on new equipment and other items for the school thanks to Easyfundraising shoppers. As the name suggests, it’s very easy – go to https://bit.ly/2XoeZM7 to sign up.

Involve your workplace: many companies have schemes to help charities. Some can donate raffle prizes, while others make donations or match gifts to their employees’ chosen charities. Find out if yours can support Bessemer!

Thank you!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported F@B in 2020-21. Whether you made a

donation, came to a Virtual Fair, bought cakes and ice-creams, sponsored a runner or cyclist, entered

the Halloween Balloon Race or bought raffle tickets, you have really made a difference.

Here are some of the ways we were able to help Bessemer last year:

  • £30,000 for a full school IT upgrade
  • £2,700 for football floodlights
  • £1,260 for the Year 3 School Trip
  • £400 for the Year 6 School Journey
  • £300 for the Year 6 Disco
  • £280 to frame artwork in the Year 5 corridor

We really can’t thank you enough for helping to achieve all this – you are superstars!