With the Easter holidays behind us and the promise of warmer weather just around the corner the focus for the Friends of Tockington Manor has turned to formulating our plans for the remainder of the year.

Following discussions at our recent committee meeting the following events have been scheduled;

  •     End of term Disco-Wednesday 10 July 3.30-6.00 pm
This is a free event for the whole school and our invitation includes parents as well as staff. We aim to provide an informal opportunity for those who chose to attend to say good bye to Richard and Jane Tovey while we fund raising by way of a bake sale and selling afternoon tea. There will also be face painting and a tuck shop.

  •     Week commencing Monday 3 June – Cash for Clothes 
Following the resounding success of last terms unwanted clothes collection we plan to repeat this exercise to boost the funds in our coffers. Please bring your bags of clothes to the signing in hall throughout this week. They will collected, weighed and exchanged for cash on Friday 7 June.

  •     Night with the Stars Summer Ball-Saturday 13 July
A joint venture with the Old Tockingtonian Society, this formal dinner followed by a live band promises to be a very special occasion for all who attend. Our retiring Headmaster of 38 years, Richard Tovey and his wife Jane, will be our guests of honor and we have every intention of giving them a celebratory send off. In accordance with tradition we will be inviting the year eight leavers to this otherwise adult event.

In addition to giving you the low down on the Friends summer term activities we would like to give you an opportunity to put the dates for our Autumn Term events in your diaries.

This is what we have in mind;

  • Harvest Festival refreshments in the Pavillion- Friday 11 October at 9.30 am

  • Quiz Night with Fish and Chip supper in the Hall- Saturday 12 October at 7.30 pm

  • Bonfire Night in the Colonnade and Top Field- Friday 8 November at 6.30 pm

  • Christmas Market in the Hall-Friday 22 November from 2.00pm to 6.30 pm

Over the coming weeks we will advertise full details of all we plan on the Friends notice board, in the Tracker and by email.  Here’s hoping you will be able to join us at these very sociable fund raising opportunities, run by the Friends, for the benefit of the children of Tockington Manor School.

Anita Williamson
FOTM Chairman

If you would like to become involved with the Friends as a regular committee member or even just occasionally, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01454 228562 or 0757080941. A warm welcome awaits you.