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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
  • Denise Black – Parent of child in Year 1, Governor
  • Joanne Rogers – Parent of child in Year 1, Governor


Dates for Your Diary - Autumn Term 2018

  • Week commencing Monday 15 October 2018

Does your child/children, or an adult in your family love construction? Then look out for details for a great stocking filler idea.

  • Monday 22 October 2018 – Joint School Film Night 3.20pm

Letter with full details will be sent out in October.

  • Tuesday 6 November 2018 – Bookshop 3.20pm

Come and see our new stock. Remember to bring your reward card with you!

  • Friday 30 November 2018 – Christmas Gift Shop

More information will be sent out at the beginning of November.

  • Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Bookshop 3.20pm

This will be the last bookshop before Christmas. Come and look at our new stock of Christmas books, all books are priced at £2.00 and make ideal presents. Don’t forget your reward card – do you qualify for a free book?



Please help us to fundraise for our school; we are currently aiming to raise over £1000 to pay for new equipment for your children’s classrooms. In addition our bookshops help buy books for your children’s classrooms and the school library.


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

Thank You