FoSM (Friends of St Mary's)
Friends of St Mary's
Friends of St Mary's are an energetic active group who work hard organising fun activities and events throughout the school year to help raise funds to support our children's education. We keep parents up to date with news and events in the school's weekly newsletter.
Members of the committee are listed on the document below.
Friends of St Mary's 'Who is Who'
Friends of St Mary's AGM 11th October 2021
We have set up an Easyfundraising page to help us in our fundraising efforts to refresh the children's outdoor learning environment. Please take a look using the first link below and if you are able to support by sponsoring us please click on the second link.
Please join our school lottery by searching ‘your school lottery’, pressing ‘buy a ticket’ and then typing in ‘St Mary’s Ipswich’. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:
Who runs the lottery? - ‘Your school lottery’ does. This is an independent company that runs school lotteries across the country. It's all online and remotely drawn so it's very fair and transparent.
Is it COVID secure? - yes. They administer the funds and payments are made electronically direct to them, same with prizes but the other way round, so there’s no cash handling or payments going in and out of school.
What’s the commitment? - It's £1 a week. Minimum period is one month so you can change your mind easily. You may choose either direct debit or debit card.
What’s the breakdown of the money I’m spending?-
Of every £1 :
- 40p goes directly to St Mary’s (via PTA)
- 30p goes towards guaranteed local prizes
- 6p makes up the £25,000 jackpot
- 24p covers the company admin costs and VAT.
How likely am I to win something? -
Every week a St Mary's player (someone who has signed up via the St Mary’s link) is guaranteed a prize.
You also enter the national draw to potentially win a £25,000 jackpot.
So each week the prizes are :
£25,000 (one national prize won by anyone)
30% of school takings (local prize guaranteed to be won by someone from our school)
When’s the draw? Weekly on a Saturday at 8pm.