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Friends of Anson

Registered Charity Number 1205603

Friends of Anson (FoA) are the Anson Primary School parents and carers association.


Our ethos is to provide fun activities for the children and families of Anson while raising funds to support the school. We aim to follow the school vision and create a happy, friendly, and inclusive environment where children are confident and creative.


We have become a registered Charity (1205603) and the money we all raise provides funds for school resources that are not met by the school funding formulas.


Every parent and carer who has a child at Anson Primary School is automatically a member of Friends of Anson. We have a simple structure; parents, volunteers and the committee.


The work that Friends of Anson does adds to the experience of each and every child at the school. 


Key events run by Friends of Anson are the Halloween Disco, Film Night, Summer and Winter Fayres alongside smaller cake sales, book shops and coffee mornings.  


We have lots of plans for events including a welcome picnic for new Reception families, a Valentines Disco for the children and social nights for parents such as Bingo, Quiz Nights and dancing…


How to get involved:

If you would like more information about Friends of Anson; would like to share ideas with us; volunteer to help; or sign up to our volunteer what’s app group then please email Nandini at


We actively encourage all to get involved with our fundraising activities. There is no specific commitment required. Your involvement would be most welcomed, however big or small.




ChairNandini Theodore (
SecretaryNida Husssain
Finance OfficerJo White
Committee MemberLeanna Mailer
Committee MemberAlena Sabova

Our showcase event each year is the Summer Fayre. This brings the whole community together to have fun, gather with friends and raise funds for the school. 

If you would like to be part of the event and setup a stall with your creations please email


Stall pitches cost £30 (£15 if you are an Anson parent).



Friends of Anson is all about community. The vision is to ensure that Anson is at the heart of a very special, very diverse and very warm community. We do this with the partnership of several local businesses and are thankful for their kindness and generosity. 



The events at Anson raise additional funds for Anson Primary School. This ensures that our happy, confident and creative school can continue to offer amazing experiences above and beyond the curriculum.


Friends of Anson is making our library sustainable with its Bake For Books campaign as well as supporting our Hoodie Programme, Going for Gold and Outdoor Theatre events.   

Our next events...


Fundraising targets for 2024-2025


  • Purchasing books for the Anson library 
  • Supporting the outdoor Illyria Theatre event
  • Celebrating Year 6 with leavers hoodies
  • Bake for Books (donations of books from each sale)