We are very fortunate at Abbey Gate College to have an active, thriving Social Committee - now called the PTFA (Parents Teachers and Friends Association), made up of staff and parents. It is an integral part of the school community.
Over the years, we have raised money for the school for those "nice to have extras” that benefit all pupils. We also help the school support their chosen charity for the year. The Social Committee however is not just about fundraising. As well as being great fun, it is an excellent way of meeting other parents, staff and making new friends, all with a common goal of supporting and enhancing school life and that of our children.
The main meetings are usually on a Tuesday evening at 7pm at the College, once every half term, whilst smaller groups may meet during the day over a cup of coffee. Regularity of these meetings is dependant on any given event and the work it entails.
The Social Committee support the school with such events as: Open Day, Sports Day and New Parents evenings, as well as arranging social functions such as coffee mornings, wine tasting events and the College Ball.
This year the Ball took place at Chester Racecourse on Saturday 4th October 2014. Guests enjoyed some excellent hospitality, dancing and music and raised many thousands of pounds for the extra 'nice to have' resources and facilities for pupils at the College.
Winners of the raffle prizes were:
Ipad mini drawn by Mrs Pollard - Mrs Louise Poyser
Other prize winners drawn by Mr Allmand -
Chester Boat family voucher - L Jones
Penhaligons gift box - Rawlinson Smith
Magnum of Champagne - Chris Fleet
Chester Boat family voucher - Meakin
SDS Rejuvenate course of Skin Peels - Nathalie Mills
£50 SDS Rejuvenate voucher - Keith Dearling
Round of Golf at Carden Park - Michael Orme
Floatation Therapy Experience at Cherry Floatation - Holly Gray
Hickories meal - Roxburgh
Chester Boat family voucher - Fairclough
Patchwork pate hamper - N. Littlewood
Half case of red wine - Platts
£50 mind and body voucher - Geldenhuys
Links of London Keyring - Bell
Chester Boat family voucher - Laurie Mason
The Committee always welcomes new members, with the only requirement being some of your time and lots of enthusiasm! We also have a helpers list for those people who are able to lend a hand during the year.
Whether as a Committee member or 'helper', assistance of any kind is gratefully received.
If you would like more information or would like to join our 'happy band' please contact:
We look forward to seeing you soon.