Friends of Sharp Lane
We are passionate about our school and helping the children be the best they can be. Over the years we have raised money to help the school and various charities in numerous ways.
We are always looking for new fundraising ideas and opportunities, but we usually raise money through fun events and initiatives:
- Summer Fayre
- Christmas Fayre
- Car Boot Sales
- Asda Back Pack
- Bake sale
- Bingo, and lots more!
If you have any other ideas, please do let us know!
Over the years we have contributed towards/purchased:
- Reading books
- Microphones and audio equipment
- VCR headsets
- Art work/murals
- Sports kit
- Hall divider
- Costumes for plays
- Decorating the dining hall for Christmas and Easter dinner
- Providing refreshments at Parents’ Evenings and school plays
- Running the Book Fayre
- Supporting themed days and events
- Organising and supporting Asda topic sessions
- Recycling clothes
Charities we have supported…
- Children’s Cancer
- Equine Therapy
- Children’s Heart Surgery fund
- Children in Need
- Comic Relief/Sport Relief
The day to day running of the friends of Sharp lane is currently led by
Jane Friend, Jan Henderson, Melanie Buttle and Shelley Sheridan and Joan Hill, with Rachel Harrison as the staff representative.
This term, we would like to raise money for a defibrillator to be kept in school. The cost is approximately £1000.
An AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is a machine used to give an electric shock when a person is in cardiac arrest, i.e. when the heart stops beating normally. Cardiac arrest can affect people of any age and without warning. If this happens, swift action in the form of early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and prompt defibrillation can help save a person’s life.
In 2013, emergency medical services attempted to resuscitate approximately 28,000 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England. Overall survival rates vary across the country, but range between 2% and 12%.2However, survival rates as high as 75% have been reported where CPR and defibrillation are delivered promptly. This is why the statutory guidance on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions advises schools to consider purchasing an AED as part of their first-aid equipment.
Please see the school calendar and notice board outside the main reception for a calendar of events and meetings.
Calendar of Events