We are very fortunate at Abbey Gate College to have an active, thriving Social Committee, 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 12th October. Over 270 guests enjoyed some excellent hospitality and music and raised close to £10000 for the College and the charity GEM, which is the College charity for 2013/14. Winners of the raffle prizes are listed below:
iPad Mini - Joe Maddocks
Overnight stay including dinner for two people at the Royal Oak in Kelsall - Mr A Green
Afternoon Tea for Two at the Red House, Chester - Craig Stockton
Bouquet of Flowers - Mr M Tollet
A Bottle of Champagne and Wine Tasting Credit Cards for Define Food & Wine, Sandiway - Thomson
£50 Gift Voucher for traditional Hereford beef or lamb from Meadow Bank Farm, Broxton - Ramsay-Smith
Tower of Treats - Marsh
£25 Gift Voucher for Burleydam Garden Centre, Little Sutton, South Wirral - Woods
£30 Gift Voucher for Headquarters, Ellesmere Port - Rosemary Harris
White Company Winter Botanical Candle - Mrs A Hockedy
£250 Voucher for The Editeur, Bridge Street, Chester - Haydn Williams
Bordeaux Wine Collection - Mr D Meadows
£40 Voucher for John Lewis - Natalie Spink
A meal for 2 at Ellie's Bistro, Greasby - Tony Wynne
£40 voucher for Piccolino, Chester - James Wither
Patchwork Pate Hamper - F Roxburgh
Evening Prize Draw - P Davies
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.