Friends of Parbold Douglas ("the FOPD')

Friends of Parbold Douglas also shortened to “the FoPD”.festival-stall

Hello, we are a group of parents who work to run fun events for the children at school and raise money for extracurricular children centred projects. In other schools we would be call the PTFA, Parents, Teachers, Friends Association.


Over the last few years the Friends of Parbold Douglas has invested many thousands of pounds back into projects for the children to enrich their lives at school. Last year was just over £3000. These include; Picket fence project, climbing frame in the hall for P.E. lessons, chicken coup/caged area, new playground toy storage and toys, playground shelter, playground painting.

For the children we run discos, Santa’s Grotto, Toy Fair, Movie Night, Christmas Raffle and also in the past evening events for parents such as the May Ball and the Summer BBQ/Disco night.

We rely on our large group of volunteer parents who make our events possible and are regularly updated via email. Volunteers help in a variety of ways including: bake cakes, prepare events, run stalls at events, tidy away tables, sweep the floor, pack presents, write letters, do risk assessments. and some parents might be able to help at every event or just bake cakes once a year. Whatever help is offered is very much appreciated and everyone doing a small amount enables great events to be run successfully for the children.

Friends of Parbold Douglas is a registered charity and as such we have a formal side as well with; a Committee including; Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. We have a constitution, we issue yearly accounts, we hold an Annual General Meeting, formal termly meetings, risk assessments and have a bank account in the black!

Why not come along to one of the regular meetings to say “Hi” and see what we do. We are a friendly bunch and always welcome help and fresh ideas.

If you would like to find out more, come along to one of our meetings, volunteer to be a parent helper at an event, to be on our email list please ask Lavinia in the Office for a form.

Jo MacRae, Donna Mitchell, Anna Stuart, Gwen Gerroll

If you would like to be on our email list please email

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