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Lanterns Nursery School and Extended Services

A Hampshire Maintained Nursery School

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Friends of Lanterns

Family Farm day


Thursday 14th April 


10am – 12pm


Tickets will be available on Eventbrite 


Garden time


Thursday 21st April


10am – 12pm


Tickets available on Eventbrite 



Friends of Lanterns will be holding a Cake Sale on Wednesday 6th April 2022, we would love you to support this fundraising event by baking, buying and eating lots of lovely cakes! Please let us have any cakes to sell on Tuesday 5th April 2022.


Friends of Lanterns 

Friends of Lanterns Need Your Help!

Friends of Lanterns was set up when Lanterns opened in 2005.  We are a group of people who support the school mainly through fundraising but also through raising awareness of the fantastic work that the school does. 

Many of the people in the group have been supporting the school for a long time and are now ready to step back and we need some fresh faces to join the team.  We are hoping to get a mixed group of some staff, parents and people from the community to help us. 

If you would be prepared to offer some time to Friends of Lanterns please get in touch.  We are looking for a mix of people with fundraising ideas and people who can offer practical support. 

If you would like to know more please contact Kathy East or Sue Herdman via the Reception team or on

Friends of Lanterns


Friends of Lanterns (FOL) is a registered charity.  As such we have a group of Trustees who meet every quarter to examine the accounts and decide on spending and fund-raising priorities.


Over the period since March 20202 FOL has been limited by the rules of the Covid pandemic and has therefore been less able than usual to fund raise .


We have two sorts of funds in FOL.  Some we can spend on projects requested by the Nursery School. Others have to be spent on a specific project as outlined by the the person or organisation donating the funds.  An example this year has been Waitrose giving us £333.00 to organise a Farm Day for local children.



Our financial year runs from September to August and so we have just submitted a return to the Charity Commission.


Over the past year we have paid for:


Pond renovation.  Making the Garden Pond more accessible and less deep and planting water plants and wild flowers.


Renovations to the Bumblebees garden to include ,flooring and levelling as well as garden furniture and play items.


Renewing wooden play equipment in the main garden.


Purchase of a new washing machine .


Outdoor classroom for Meadow area.


Spring 2022


Dates for your diary


Valentine Hamper Raffle and Bake sale

Friday 11th February

Hamper raffle to include Prosecco, chocolate and more …

Please bring cakes for bake sale the day before if possible



February Half Term


Garden time


22nd February and 24th February


Come and play in the garden from 10am – 12pm  

Dress for the weather!!

Tea and Coffee available for adults, juice for children included in ticket price

Look out for Eventbrite tickets on Website and Face book available from the end of January.


Easter Bakes Sale


Wednesday 6th April in Reception

Please bring your lovely Easter bakes the day before if possible


Easter holidays


Family Farm day


Thursday 14th April


10am – 12pm


Tickets will be available on Eventbrite nearer the time


Garden time


Thursday 21st April


10am – 12pm


Tickets available on Eventbrite nearer the time.





All of these events are ticketed through Eventbrite and can be found both on Lanterns website and Facebook page.





We could not function without our volunteers who give their time to organising events such as those described above.  All the ticket prices go to FOL.  If you you would like to volunteer for FOL please do get in touch


Our grateful thanks go to Sarah Bailey and her team who walked  the South Coast challenge for Lanterns and raised a whopping £5,490 for us.


We are hoping to raise money at our Christmas Fare and the Round  Table event.


If you have time to organise a raffle for the Xmas Fare I would love to hear from you.  We do well when the prizes are family focussed such as free entry into soft play, Marwell Zoo, Theatre Royal Panto etc


We are on the Local Giving Page as Friends of Lanterns.

For details of FOL account please contact…


Kathy East

Chair of Trustees