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The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Parent's Association

COOPERS COBORN PARENTS' ASSOCIATION
Registered Charity No: 270893

Welcome to the Coopers Coborn Parents’ Association page from all of the parents involved with the PA.

When our children are at secondary school, it becomes difficult to become involved in school life and meet other parents in the same way that we may have done at the primary school gates. One way to become involved is to become part of the PA!

The PA is a friendly group of parents that meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm (usually in the Dining Hall) to put on fundraising events that raise money to provide things such as a minibus, lighting equipment in the theatre, podcasting equipment, etc that enhance the teaching and learning of all the students – you may already have seen the all wealther seating and table tennis tables that we provided when you visited the school.

Throughout the years we have raised thousands of pounds towards enhancing the school’s facilities.  Every department at the school benefits from the funds raised, which in turn is of benefit for all of our children. Two of our fundraising schemes are the 500 Club and our biggest fundraiser, the Supermarket Voucher Scheme, which doesn’t cost you anything! Please see how to contact and get in touch if you would like to be part of our fundraising efforts. Keep an eye out also for our regular quiz nights, boot sales, discounted theatre trips and grand draws.

If you’re new to the school, or if you’ve already got a child at school and have not been to a meeting before, you’re very welcome to attend.  No need for an invitation, just turn up on the night.  Ideas for fundraising events are always needed. In these days of tighter budgets, the PA performs an important role in providing equipment that benefits all of our students.  The more people that get involved, the more your daughters and sons will gain.

We look forward to seeing you at our meetings and some of our events.

IDEAS FOR FUNDRAISING EVENTS

The PA are always looking for ideas to raise funds to benefit our children at the school.  Please email pa@cooperscoborn.org.uk if you have any ideas for events.

pa supermarket vouchers

Did you know that you can make money for the school just by shopping?  Sainsburys, Tesco and Marks and Spencer all allow us to make money through their voucher schemes. Contact Carol Mills on 07758 488923 for more information on how you can support the PA just by shopping.

coopers pa quiz nights

Come and join us at one of our Coopers’ PA Quiz Nights. For more information on the next event, please contact Debbie Heath on 07969 013570 or Mo Edkins on 07775 720018.

pa boot sales

The PA run Boot Sales/Craft Fayres/Indoor Table Top Sales.

The next Indoor Table Top Sales will be on Sunday 8 October 2017, Sunday 5 November 2017 and Sunday 3 December 2017.  Full details can be found under 'Featured Content' (on this page).

If you’d like to sell or if you’d like to help out at one of the events, please contact Helen at bootsales@cooperscoborn.co.uk or on 07508 135449.

the 500 club

The PA’s very own Lottery!  It’s easy to get involved – and for only £1 per month!

Email us for a form and a number;  then either return it with a cheque for £6 or £12 (that’s for 6 or 12 months) or set up a payment from your online bank account £1 per month, £6 for 6 months or £12 for 12 months) and sit back and wait for the cash to roll in. Half the money raised goes to the PA for spending on your children and half is used for prize money.

Email mjmiddleton@sky.com for more information.

pa school walk

Every year the PA organise a walk from the old school site in Bow back to the Upminster site. Only 14 miles, it’s a good way of raising money for the PA and keeping fit. Taking place in October each year on a Sunday morning, this is a great opportunity for people to meet other parents.

Contact Colin Steel on colinsteel.ecj@ntlworld.com for more information.

grand draw

We regularly organise a Grand Draw with great cash prizes. Keep an eye out for more information on when our next draw is or contact us at pa@cooperscoborn.org.uk for more information.

theatre trip

We regularly organise discount tickets to top West End shows – coach included to take you there and back. Contact us at pa@cooperscoborn.org.uk for more information.

match funding

Does the company you work for donate to charitable causes?
Do they offer match funding for fundraising by registered charities?

If so, please contact us at pa@cooperscoborn.org.uk to see how you can help!