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.
Planned events for the Autumn 2021
Bake Sale. 29th September
Garden Day 26th October
Farm Day 28th October
Xmas fare 8th December
Round Table Santa Sleigh date to be confirmed.
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…
Chair of Trustees