Friends of Arden

The Friends of Arden are a group of parents and carers who volunteer our time to raise money for school and for worthy charities, and who support the learning of children at Arden Primary School by helping out in some lessons.

We organise a wide range of fund-raising events - fayres, Christmas Grottoes, cake sales, raffles, coffee mornings and non-uniform days to mention but a few.

The money raised has enabled the Friends of Arden to buy books and other equipment for school and to donate prizes for pupils, to reward and encourage hard work and good attendance.

In recent years, the charitable work of the Friends of Arden has raised over £5,000 for two good causes, the Rohingya of Myanmar and Breast Cancer. Some of us help out with reading, support Creative Friday activities or accompany children on educational visit days. There are so many ways of becoming involved!

All parents and carers are welcome to be part of the Friends of Arden group. It is an opportunity to make new friends, share ideas, use existing skills as well as learn new ones, and get to know the school whilst having lots of fun at the same time!

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us through the school office or complete the Expression of Interest form below and drop it into the office and we will get in touch with you.

If you see us around school, please come and speak to us. We are always looking for extra pairs of hands!

Friends of Arden Members

  • Sara Shaheen
  • Ruby Shaheen
  • Asma Saddiq
  • Fatima Bibi
  • Shabnam Khan

Some of our Fundraising Activities


Cake sales raise lots of money!
 
We all love our cakes!

For Breast Cancer Care £376 was raised..
 
Mr Shazad from the Ummah Welfare Trust charity receiving a cheque from us.

In total, £1,196 has been raised through the efforts of the Friends of Arden for the Rohingya which will be distributed through the charity, Ummah Welfare Trust.