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Albany Helping Hands

Albany Helping Hands (AHH) is a group of volunteering staff and parents who organise and run fundraising activities to benefit the children in our school. In addition, we run a regular bookshop selling brand new children’s books. Money raised at the bookshop buys new books for the classrooms.


Last year the money raised paid for a new school projector, which is used to enhance assemblies and lessons in school. This year we are hoping to raise funds to buy new book trollies for every class.


We always need new members for the group and extra helpers for our events - whether it’s for serving refreshments, helping with games or stalls at discos, helping at our regular bookshop or organising events. Please let us know if you are able to help out. If you are unable to help at our events, there are other ways that you can support us. You could donate any unwanted presents that are suitable as prizes for raffles, tombolas or games. The children love winning cuddly toys, games, toys and sweets children’s games. Maybe you love baking - if so you could bake us some cakes or biscuits to sell at one of our cake sales or coffee mornings. Or if you work for a company that can make a donation to the school, or runs schemes to help schools, please let us know.


AHH are grateful for all donations and all the money raised goes towards buying things to enhance the experiences of the children in our school.


Upcoming Events

This year as well as holding events in our school we are also joining up with ‘Friends of Albany’ at Albany Junior School for some of our organised events, keep an eye out for full details.


  • Monday 22 October 2018 – Joint School Film Night
  • Tuesday 6 November 2018 – Bookshop
  • Friday 30 November 2018 – Christmas Gift Shop
  • Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Bookshop


AHH Members

  • Mr Allen – Head Teacher
  • Gemma Marshall – Chair AHH, Chair of Governors
  • Sam Birley - Treasurer AHH, Teaching Assistant, MDSA
  • Joanne Rogers – parent of child in Year 1, Governor
  • Laura Brittain-Gelder - parent of children in FS2 & Year 2
  • Suzanne Francis - parent of children in FS2 & Year 2
  • Kerri Jeffs - parent of children in FS2 & Year 2
  • Charlotte Craig - parent of children in FS2 & Nursery


Dates for Your Diary - Spring term 2019

Thursday 28 March 2019 – Easter Party 3.30pm

To be held at Albany Junior School. For any child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, our Easter Party will have party games, dancing, hotdogs and drinks. More information will be sent out after half term.

Friday 29 March 2019 – Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop

This will be a chance for your child to purchase a special present ready for Mother’s Day. Prices and order forms will be sent out in advance, so keep an eye out at the beginning of March.

Friday 5 April 2019 – Easter Bonnet Parade

Come and join us for our Annual Easter Bonnet Parade. There will be a cake stall, Easter Tombola and weather permitting an Easter Egg Hunt. Everyone welcome.

In addition save the date for these events planned for summer.

Thursday 9 May 2019 – Joint School Film Night

Saturday 15 June 2019 – Infant and Nursery School Summer Fair.


Please help us to fundraise for our school; we are currently aiming to raise over £1500 to pay for new equipment for your children’s classrooms and expand our library.

For these events to take place, we need the help of parents and carers. If you are able to help at any of these planned events or would like to join us in the organisation of future events, please leave your details at the school office.

Thank You