Friends of Dawley are a group of Parents who work closely with the Academy.
We have regular meetings and also keep in touch via email and discuss fund raising and what projects/items we are going to fund raise for.
We hold one big event each year which is our Summer Fayre. For this we also get the local community involved by asking businesses to donate Raffle prizes, to advertise for us and also join us on the day! This takes a lot of preparing but it is fun and very rewarding on the day when you see all the planning coming together.
2018 was a first for the 'Friends of Dawley'. As stall holders enjoyed the summer event so much they were contacting us asking when and where the Christmas Fayre was going to be held. We understand that the teachers in the Academy are incredibly busy at this busy time of year, as a team, we decided that we would 'have a go' and arrange a Christmas Fayre! To our surprise it was fantastic and enjoyed by everyone so much so that now we are going to be holding an Easter Eggtravaganza! We will also be holding a Rock n Roll Bingo, Race Nights, Movie Nights and Pamper Nights/Days.
Your involvement in these can be as much or as little as you like, we do not pressure you. It's always great when we have somebody new join the 'Friends of Dawley' as you all have new and different ideas.
The near future is also going to see us working with The Fellowship Council. We are going to spend time with the children talking about what items they think the Academy needs that we can fund raise for. We will then do costing and set goals to raise money for these. We are also going to have a 'Friends of Dawley' notice board so that you can see how our pot of funding is growing, dates of meetings, future events and much more!
I have been a part of Friends of Dawley since 2017 and I have really enjoyed working with the school, parents and the local community. If you wish to join us please talk to us and we will get you involved.