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Friends of Dishforth School

Friends of the School is an invaluable part of our school life. Every parent is automatically a member of the ‘Friends of Dishforth School’ which is run by a small but active committee.

Friends of Dishforth School aim to bring people together to have a good time and to raise money. All funds raised are spent on your children. Supporting the Friends of Dishforth School’ is a very positive way of helping to achieve the best for your children.  Please see below about how you can simply raise funds for school while you shop.

Our upcoming event and purchase information is below. 

Christmas Fair. Saturday 25th November. 2-4pm

We warmly welcome the community to our lovely Christmas Fair.


Information for School Parents about our Christmas Fair

How can you help?

Thank you to the parents who have already responded say they can help. it would be greatly appreciated if you can complete your form and return to school so we can plan the day.  We would appreciate help o set up the fair after school on the 24th November and during the actual fair on the 24th November. 

Please can you bring all donations into School from any time after this letter or as advised per stall type below. Any donations of gifts or your time are greatly appreciated.

 Keep the date free, please invite family and friends to come along. We will advertise the fair on the school’s website and Facebook page, please share the posters onto your own social media page or print and place on any public noticeboards.

 Raffle/Hamper -  The Christmas Hamper was a great success again and raised a lot of funds for School.  If you would like to donate to the Hamper, please bring to school any item in that you think would be suitable for a Christmas Hamper, any bottle, any food item, any home decoration item or your very own idea.  Please can you bring items that can be displayed in the hamper for the full duration of the fair.

 Bottle and gifts Tombola 2. Children’s Tombola Stall  For the children's tombola please bring any gift suitable for children.   For the parent’s tombola, please bring in tombola gifts or anything that is in a bottle, for example, shampoo, bubble bath, alcohol, cleaning fluid, juice, anything!  Please bring Tombola donations into the school office.

Jingle Jars Stall - Please start to make up Jingle Jars! Jingle Jars are very popular and are sold for £1 at the fair.  Jingle Jars are wrapped up Jars of any size in paper so the contents are a surprise. Your donated Jar can be filled with any surprise you wish, such as sweets, toys, pencils, hair ornaments, anything!! Most are unisex but if it is specifically for a boy or girl please can you add a tag or wrap it in pink or blue paper. Please bring your jars in anytime to school.

 Cake & biscuit Stall – Emma Ryan (Rhys and Jack’s mummy) has kindly offered to co-ordinate this stall. For donations please deliver long lasting items to the school office or pass to Emma herself. For fresh items please bring on Friday 24th November or the day of the fair.

 Santa’s Grotto - Do you have any Christmas decorations or material to help us decorate Santa’s grotto to make it extra special for his arrival? if so, please drop them into school anytime, thank you.

 Mince Pies - Make or donate mince pies to be sold with teas and coffee.  These can be brought into school at the fair or in the few days leading up to the fair. 

Thank you very much, Friends of School.

If you are Christmas shopping online please remember we are part of Easy Fundraising and Yellow Moon

You can raise money for Dishforth C of E Primary School, just by shopping online with There are no catches and it's completely free to use.

It's really simple – just shop online via with over 2,700 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay (and many more!) and whenever you buy something online, the retailer makes a donation to your chosen good cause.  It doesn't cost you a single penny extra.

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This is really easy way for funds to be raised for school.

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Yellow Moon Fundraising Cash-Back Scheme

Buy from the Yellow Moon Fundraiser website and you’ll help us raise money for Dishforth C of E Primary.

All you have to do is buy some of the fun great value crafts and toys from the Yellow Moon website and school will receive 10% cash-back (excl. VAT, delivery and sale items) on everything you buy.  So everyone benefits:  your crafty and party bag shopping is easier; your kids receive great products to help them create, party and learn; and we raise much needed funds too for FREE!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

1 Go to and make a purchase

 2 Quote our unique SOURCE CODE: DIS41746 when you check out

 3 Mention to friends and family as they may want to add to your order

 4 Yellow Moon will send your order direct to your home!

 There are no hidden fees or promotional costs and Yellow Moon, as a thank you for shopping with them, will be giving a cash-back on your purchase to Dishforth C of E Primary for FREE!

 I hope you and your family have great fun browsing the Yellow Moon website.

Thank you for your support.


Friends have a regular stock of school winter and summer uniform. We also have PE kit and school bags. If you know the size of an item you would like please just let Lesley Coulthard know and she will bring you your request if it is in stock. 

Lesley can be contacted on mobile number 07730 987375

A big thank you to Lesley who kindly collects the uniform, washes it and stores it for us.

If you have any uniform to donate please pass to Lesley or Sarah Lynch . Thank you very much.


We have a few illustrated cotton bags left.  Each child has drawn a picture of themselves to a given template.  The teachers have also had their pictures drawn by the children All of the pictures have been printed onto the bag; covering both sides.  If you would like a bag please contact Sarah Marshall or Sarah Lynch.