Charity Info

Friends of Frank Barnes
The Friends of Frank Barnes (FOFB) is a registered charity and is made up of parents and staff who want to get involved in helping with fundraising projects at school events. It is managed by a committee, but staff, parents and friends of the school are most welcome to become involved.

The current committee members are as follows:

Chair – Rachel Tibbitts (staff)
Secretary – Kate Croome (staff)
Treasurer – Dani Sive (staff)
Other Trustees – Catherine Drew and Noellia Felguira Gomez

To contact the committee, please email: 

We are currently looking for more members to support us in our fundraising mission. For more information please click here.

Welcome to our Fundraising section, where we will tell you about our current fundraising projects and how you can help. This is also where we can say a huge ‘thank you’ to our supporters, big and small, throughout the year.

We have now joined JustGiving to make fundraising even easier!

To make a donation to our charity all you need to do is go to: The news is even better, if you are a UK tax payer, as JustGiving will deal with any Gift Aid claim on our behalf, making each £ donated even more valuable.

Look out for various events to be advertised on this page where friends of the school will be raising funds for us through runs and other sponsored events – or click on this link to make your own JustGiving fundraising page for us:

London Marathon 2011

Vanessa Rogers, our marketing consultant, ran the London Marathon on 17 April 2011 to raise funds for the Friends of Frank Barnes. Itw Vanessa’s first marathon ever – the furthest she had run before this was 10km!
You can still sponsor her, just go to

Variety Club Sunshine Coach

We were delighted to have a brand new Variety Club Sunshine Coach, sponsored by DPD delivered in November. The presentation was made at a special assembly, attended by representatives of The Variety Club, DPD and also John Culshaw and the Honey Monster!


Recent Grant Success

We begun the 2009-2010 school year with the following generous awards:

A replacement Variety Club Sunshine coach, with sponsorship from DPD
A donation of £600 from Westminster School’s fundraising towards our Sensory room equipment
A donation of £306 towards our Sensory Room equipment from a raffle held by The Guiding Light Assembly
£1,425 from CABE to hold a series of sculpture workshops in the spring term on the theme of transformation of school grounds and buildings.
Once again, we are extremely grateful to all of our very generous supporters.

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