Dear All

With the festive season approaching and many people doing more of their shopping online, we wanted to share with you some new ways to support Friends of Western and help us raise money for school.

The Giving Machine

By doing your online shopping through this app and website you can choose Friends of Western to receive a small amount of commission from every purchase you make. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny! TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity setup to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us.

To start raising free donations go to
and join – it’s that easy.

Over 2,200 retailers are signed up to this, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tui, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, and we think it’s a great opportunity to raise some extra funds! Simply download ‘Shop and Give’ app, register and select Friends of Western as your ‘cause’ using the quick sign up code ‘266742’. You can then go to the retailer’s website via the ‘Shop and Give’ app or the website.

Book People

If you shop at the Book People you can select Western to receive their Big Book Boost, which gives Western £1 to spend on books for every order over £10. Just select Western as your chosen school and place your order in the normal way!

We would be grateful if you could share these easy ways to raise funds for Friends of Western with your family and friends!

All money raised by Friends of Western goes to supporting school by paying for extras that cannot be bought out of the school’s budget. The year we’ll be focusing on supporting the curriculum through buying new resources and paying for specialists to come and deliver exciting curriculum-relevant sessions across the school.

Thanks very much for your support,

Katy Jenkins

Chair of Friends of Western