Friends of GCS
A warm welcome to all parents, carers, relatives and friends of Guildford County School.
The Friends of GCS is a registered charity run by a committee of enthusiastic volunteer parents and school representatives.
The aims of the charity are to provide a sense of community between parents, students and the school as well as raising funds for large and small projects to benefit our students.
New committee members are always welcome as are people who don’t want to attend the meetings but are willing to help at one or more events throughout the year.
The committee generally meet once a term and the AGM is held in September or October each year.
Each year the profit raised is split between a major project and curriculum bursaries or the ‘subject wish list’. In the past, items purchased have included inventor kits to support learning in IT, a weather station for geography, extra text books for English, dictionaries for foreign languages as well as crash mats for PE. In 2020/1 our major fundraising project was to replace the school's aged minibus. We successfully raised £28,500 to enable the purchase a brand new 17 seater minibus.
This year the school has secured funding to transform the Old Gym into a commercial standard music and performance auditorium. In support of this project, the current main fundraising project for FCGS is to finance the acoustic and audio-visual infra-structure for the new auditorium.FCGS are aiming to raise £30,000.
Covid-19 has severely restricted the usual social events from taking place which means that we are heavily reliant on parent donation, give-as-you-earn, give-as-you-shop, Guildford Lottery subscriptions and second hand uniform sales.
It really has to be a team effort if we are to succeed in achieving this target so please email if you would like any more information and follow us on social media to keep up to date with our activities.
In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to our compaign then this can be done at our GoFundMe fundraising site at https://gofund.me/54d95060
Facebook @FriendsofGCS or @FriendsofGCSuniform
Twitter @ GCS_Friends
Friends of GCS Chair