Category Archives: Friends of Pinewood

Friends of Pinewood Clothes Sale

FOP Clothes Sale

A HUGE thank you to Friends of Pinewood for organising the brilliant clothes sale last Thursday and Friday – what a fun way to shop for new clothes over a glass of champagne and canapés or a cup of coffee and a chat with friends! Thank you to everyone who donated clothes and to all those who came and supported FOP at the event.

We are thrilled to announce that the clothes sale raised £2300 – all of which will be donated to Helen & Douglas House, who provide hospice care for babies, children and young people in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area.

Friends of Pinewood Clothes Sale

FOP Clothes Sale

It’s time to update your wardrobe over a glass of fizz or a cup of coffee!

The FOP Clothes Sale Preview takes place on Thursday 16th May from 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets in advance only: £10 (to include fizz, canapés and your chance to grab the best bargains!) Tickets can be bought by paying £10 into the FOP bank account using your name as the reference: A/c number 01536185; sort code 30-13-35.

The main sale takes place from 8.30am-12.30pm on Friday 17th May. £5 on the door (to include coffee, cake and a chat!)

Venue: The Old Manor, The Square, Aldbourne, SN8 2DU

For more details, please click here.

Friends of Pinewood Quiz Night

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A HUGE thank you to Friends of Pinewood and to our Quiz Master, Mr Benbow, for organising such a fun evening on Friday, and well done to the ‘Gin Bunnies’ who came first in the quiz!

We are thrilled to announce that we raised the record sum of just under £3000, which will go towards projects within the school, as well as a donation to our chosen charities this year: Wiltshire Treehouse, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, Pennyhooks Farm Trust and Julia’s House.

Pinewood Christmas Fair

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A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us at this year’s Christmas Fair – it was a great success and we are thrilled to announce that we raised over £10,000! This is a tremendous amount of money, which will enable us to support projects within the school and make significant contributions to our chosen charities this year: The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, Pennyhooks Farm Trust, Wiltshire Treehouse and Julia’s House.

Friends of Pinewood Charities 2018-19

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Friends of Pinewood (FOP) are delighted to be supporting the following charities this year:

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

The Trust was set up in 1997 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression. Shortly after his death, his family founded the Trust in order to educate young people on the importance of staying mentally well and how to do so.

Pennyhooks Farm Trust

Pennyhooks Farm is a beautiful, small organic beef farm situated near Shrivenham that has been owned by the Otter family for over 60 years. They provide a unique experience for young people and adults with Autism Spectrum Condition.

Wiltshire Treehouse

Wiltshire Treehouse offers bereavement support to children, young people and their families after they have lost a loved one. The charity offers therapy sessions, workshops and peer support groups conducted by trained professionals to help those under 25 who are grieving.

Julia’s House

Julia’s House is not a typical children’s hospice. They provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at their hospices.

A proportion of money raised at all FOP events this year will be donated to these charities. We thank you in advance for your support at our events, particularly those planned for this term: Bonfire Night on Friday 2nd November and the Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st December. We are always looking for volunteers to help at events, so please do contact any of the FOPs or email if you can spare a little of your time.


Friends of Pinewood Summer Afternoon – Friday 29th June

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Come and join us for a wonderful, fun-filled celebration of another happy and successful year at Pinewood, on Friday 29th June from 3.15pm (after the Inter-House Athletics).

Running alongside the athletics, from 1 pm, we will be offering: Coffee Van, Cream Teas, Pimms & Prosecco

From 3:15 pm there will also be: BBQ, Face painting, Hair feathers, Inflatables, Ice Creams, Games, Build-a-Pinewood-Penguin, Krispy Kremes, Dog Show and more!

If you would like to enter the dog show, please click here to download an entry form.

Supporting: FOP Projects plus Sepsis Trust UK, Maggies, Playgrounds for Palestine, Bourton Village Church

Friends of Pinewood Quiz Night – Friday 16th March

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Tickets are now available for this popular annual event!

As well as the quiz (which always includes something for everyone) there will be a delicious supper, cash bar and prizes for the winners!

7pm drinks in the Hall for a 7.30pm prompt start.

£160 (£20/head) for a table of 8 (includes supper and 2 bottles of wine per table)

To book your table, please download the booking form here.

Book early to avoid disappointment, tables sell out fast!