Dulwich Wood Friends logo

We are an almost new committee this year (2022). We are really grateful to previous committee members and volunteers who have created so many opportunities and built Friends’ influence over the past several years.

Contact us on friends@dulwichwood.com


Roles and contacts

Committee

We are all volunteers and parents of children at the school who like to volunteer for the benefit of our children’s education

Chair: James Wright
friends.chair@dulwichwood.com

Secretary: Kati Jagger
friends.admin@dulwichwood.com

Treasurers: Karen Lath & Emma Gee
friends.finance@dulwichwood.com

Activities

And there are many more generous parents giving their time to planning, supporting and running events. Have a look on our calendar, please support our events and meet us to get involved

Events: Georgina Gwyer
friends.events@dulwichwood.com

Volunteers: organiser needed, please email
friends.volunteers@dulwichwood.com

Garden: Venture Kay
friends.garden@dulwichwood.com

Media & Comms: Stuart Privett
friends.media@dulwichwood.com


Why does Friends exist? 

Dulwich Wood Friends exists to promote positive relationships between staff, families, carers and local community. Every parent or carer of children at Dulwich Wood Primary and Nursery School automatically becomes a member of Dulwich Wood Friends. We arrange social events, provide accessible information and raise money for facilities, equipment and experiences not normally provided for by the Local Education Authority. Our work:

  • aids the whole school community in providing the best possible learning environment for our children
  • helps to continually develop new ways to communicate with each other and creates real and strong relationships and understanding between us all

Dulwich Wood Friends is a registered charity with the Charity Commission, Charity Number 312485.


How we raise money

Fundraising Events

The events and activities we arrange are not simply focussed on fundraising. We also focus on fun for the children, relationship building and providing opportunities to learn about the school and the community it serves.

See this year’s fundraising events and activities

Online Shopping

Help us raise money for Dulwich Wood when shopping online!

Fundraising with Easy Fundraiser

Sponsorships / Grants

We are actively building a Sponsorship, Grants & Donations team. There is a lot of money out there and we just have to find out how to apply for it.

Any volunteers, seasoned fundraisers, experienced grant chasers with time to research and chase these opportunities are most welcome to join this team. 

If you have any questions or ideas for Sponsorships (large and small initiatives) and Grant opportunities, contact James Wright: friends.chair@dulwichwood.com

Donations

All donations are so gratefully received. Anyone wishing to donate a single or monthly amount can set up a standing order to our account:

Friends of Dulwich Wood Federation

Account 27107397

Sort code 23-05-80

(Please tick a Gift Aid box with your donations)

Any questions or ideas for Donations, Gift Aid or any other financial questions, please email Kati Jagger, our Treasurer on friends.finance@dulwichwood.com


Get involved

Want to get involved in some way?

The Friends are always grateful for new parents and carers stepping forward to ask about volunteering to help with our work. We rely on you for the more time-consuming activities like helping to plan events, and the less time-consuming things like donations to cake sales, or helping to run events on the day.

There are a number of opportunities to meet Friends and find out about becoming part of our volunteer teams. We welcome you all and would love to hear your ideas for planning, volunteering, supporting and participating. Two hours a year, two hours a month, two hours a week – any time you can offer is all really valuable to our ability to make an impact. Please ask at events about volunteering with us, or email James Wright on friends.chair@dulwichwood.com


Wishlist

Wishes that came true…

Some recent projects we have funded and provided

  • The Treehouse Playground
  • New playground equipment
  • Development of a hard playground area into a greener, softer area
  • The Garden Transformation Project (see more detail here)
  • A whole-school trip to the Globe theatre
  • Times-tables staircase
  • Books at Christmas for every child
  • School pets

2022 wishlist…

  • Outdoor classroom
  • Easter eggs for every child
  • Books for every child

Other events we are considering…

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Summer Garden Barbecue
  • Contribution day (for the local community)
  • Crafts Fairs
  • Bingo Night
  • Music Jam Nights (for parents)
  • Movie Nights (for the children)
  • Coffee Mornings
  • After school talks by parents

Stay in touch

If you want to keep up to date with upcoming events, meetings, how to participate, support or help us to plan, please keep regular tabs on the following:

  • Join our mailing list (see below)
  • Email us on friends@dulwichwood.com
  • The calendar
  • These webpages
  • Talk to existing Friends about anything you need to know
  • Newsletters (coming soon)
  • Social media (coming soon)
Join our mailing list

Please provide an email address so we can keep you directly informed of our activities