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The Friends of Chesham Grammar School - FOCGS


About The Friends (Reg charity: No 295740)

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FOCGS Logo smallWe’re here to connect the home and school family, uniting pupils, parents and carers, staff and friends in the common goal of meeting others, having fun and fundraising through social events and activities. Money we raise has been used to improve facilities and the educational experience for our children.

In recent years our fundraising has contributed towards seating, serveries and sails to enhance the students' outdoor area, new toilets, new changing rooms, an outdoor café and covered courtyard area, school learning equipment including ipads, laptops, equipment for Tech classrooms and musical keyboards, as well as a new art gallery and Food Tech classroom opened by none other than Mary Berry!

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Fundraising Totals

Typically, the FOCGS raises around £40k a year but in 2019/20 the totals were obviously lower due to the pandemic but we still raised an impressive £31k which is broken down as follows:

  • ShopSmart – £9,400
  • Pre-Covid Events (Quiz, Wine Tasting, Comedy Night, Disco) - £15,600
  • Online Raffle – £6,000

In the 2018/9 academic year, we raised more from ShopSmart and over £30,000 from our major events so the pandemic has definitely had an impact on our fundraising.

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2020/2021 Fundraising Focus

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This year our fundraising focus and events schedule has had to change due to the pandemic, but we are no less committed to doing all we can to engage the entire school community in both social and fundraising activities!

Please visit our fundraising pages to learn how you can get involved.

We look forward to virtual-socialising, fundraising and enriching our children’s grammar school life in partnership with you over the years ahead.