Meet the Friends
Amanda Smallbone – Treasurer
It was whilst I was on maternity leave I discovered the Friends and decided I should ‘dip my toe’ into supporting some of their fundraising activities. Fast forward 8 months, to September 2018, and I’m now the Treasurer. It’s a busy role however the funds raised enhance my daughter’s school experience and I see immense value in providing my support. Ipads, crackers for Christmas lunch, theatre performances and fixing the Safari (incredibly important when you are 5) are just some of the things the Friends have funded in the past 12 months. My eldest daughter Izzy joined St Margaret’s in 2017 and my youngest daughter Lily will start in 2022 so I anticipate I’ll be around (in some guise) for quite some time.
Mandeep Smith – Secretary
My background includes chemistry, recruitment and business development. Currently, I am a full-time parent to two lovely girls and running various community groups and Neville’s Cross based events which empower the volunteers who participate in them.
I joined the Friends of St Margaret’s in September 2018 as secretary and to help with communications work. I feel privileged to be able to support the school in this way and look forward to its continued success.
Emma Gaudern – Chair
I am managing director of EMG Solicitors, based at the Arnison Centre. I specialise in working with clients who have a brain injury, and acting as deputy or trustee of their financial position.
My daughter Darcey joined St Margaret’s in 2016 and my son will do so in 2018. I became vice chair of the Friends in 2017 and seem to have found my niche in running the school discos!
Having been involved in supporting the school via the Friends since my youngest joined Reception in September 2013, I accepted the role of Vice Chair in autumn 2018. I enjoy working as part of a team to provide enhanced facilities, equipment and events for all of our children to enjoy and benefit from.
My children are both now in Juniors so I can offer support and an insight from the older child’s perspective; particularly when planning events etc.
I am responsible for overseeing the twice-yearly book fair, which raises funds spent solely on books for both the infant and junior libraries and other literacy initiatives.
MINUTES OF MEETINGS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
- Friends – Minutes 23rd February 2018
- Friends – Minutes 22nd September 2017
- Friends – Minutes 7th November 2016
- Friends – Minutes 23rd September 2016
- Friends – Minutes 22nd April 2016
Fed up of ironing-on/sewing name labels onto school stuff?
The Friends of St Margaret’s are pleased to recommend Stamptastic Limited, which supplies personalised name stamps for use on fabric, wood, metal and some plastics. A lot of our parents use and recommend their products and now Stamptastic will give our school 30% cashback on all orders made using the code STMAR at the checkout.
Please visit the Stamptastic website.
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