Biggest fundraiser of the year planned for Winterbourne Academy

November 01 2019
Biggest fundraiser of the year planned for Winterbourne Academy

THE biggest fundraising event of the year for the Friends of Winterbourne Academy is taking place this month.

The Winterbourne Academy Christmas Market returns on Saturday November 23, with more than 50 stalls planned, including old favourites and some newcomers.

The Friends of Winterbourne Academy group plays a crucial role in supporting the school by paying for equipment and experiences.

This year and last it has funded science fair prizes, which encourage pupils to put their skills to the test at the popular event.

New equipment for the year 7 playground has been purchased to help with the transition from primary to secondary school.

The committee has also funded new matting for the swimming pool and kit for the swimming team, as well as a defibrillator.

The Christmas market features a pop-up Christmas photo studio, with photos taken by a professional photographer ready in time for using on Christmas cards. There’s also a raffle with fantastic prizes, a tombola, refreshments and children’s crafts and activities.

It lasts from 11am to 3pm. Entry is £1 with a raffle ticket and children are free.

Anyone who would like to help out can find the Friends on Facebook @FriendsOfWA or by email at


Picture:Pupils running a stall at last year's Winterbourne Academy Christmas Market