Friends at Braes

Friends at Braes

Friends at Braes is the school's parent-led fundraising group, and as a Parents' Association, the group plays a tremendous part in the life and work of the school. The main purpose of Friends at Braes is fundraising for the school, and the group have made significant contributions to a wide variety of developments over many years. However, Friends at Braes is also about supporting the wider school community. By supporting events in school, FAB contribute enormously to supporting our school's positive ethos, bringing a real parent-school partnership to many events such as concerts, exhibitions, information events and primary/secondary transition activities. Obviously in more recent times, the ability to hold `normal' events has been restricted. However, even during the current circumstances, FAB has remained active, inventive and supportive of the school. Friends at Braes meetings are, as the name suggests, friendly, but also positive, constructive and most importantly, all about the young people of Braes High School. Pupils often appear at these meetings, bringing proposals and ideas to the group. At present, meetings are being held online, and it has been great to see such positive discussion continuing in this different way of getting together. Friends at Braes is also heavily involved in supporting fellow Braes families, through uniform recycling and also by promoting school events and information.

FAB Xmas Raffle 2021 Prizes

Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you to those who have already purchased tickets for our FAB XMAS raffle. There is just 1 week to go until the last day for purchasing tickets. They are priced at £2 each or 3 for £5. You can buy through ipayimpact or by emailing friendsatbraeshigh@gmail.com directly.

We have 29 prizes on offer, 27 of which have been generously donated by local businesses:

  • FAB Xmas hampers x 2 (including handmade accessories & earrings by LillyRosebyRuth)
  • Katriona Knowles (Keller Williams Estate Agency) - 12 months of £20 takeaway vouchers (worth £240)
  • Wilkies - Sabatier carving set, bamboo carving board, 4 litres Tower airfryer, 3.5 litres Daewoo slow cooker (worth over £110)....10% discount exclusive to Braes High School parents/carers, valid until 24/12. Can be used on any full price fashion, footwear and homeware items (excluding electrics) either in store or online (enter braes10 at checkout)
  • Jets & Bubbles - £110 voucher
  • The Falkirk Cake Lady - festive themed chocolate drip cake (worth £80)
  • Falkirk Fury - basketball kit & game tickets
  • AKM Events - bespoke cake or balloon display worth £50
  • Res(e)t Float Centre - float session voucher worth £47
  • Hollybobs Bakering - voucher for 12 personalised cupcakes worth £30
  • The Three Kings - Case of wine
  • Arlene McIsaac Scentsy - mini warmer with wax worth over £30
  • Glebe Fashion - giftbox
  • Braes Blooms - festive themed table decoration
  • With Love, Vikki x - selecton of festive home/giftware goodies
  • Leah Grant @Blossom Hair & Beauty - £20 voucher for hair service or Tropic Skincare product
  • The 'Beauty Room by Susan' - £20 voucher
  • Alan Bow @ The Ross Carter Barbershop - gents hair cut voucher & a hair product
  • Fast Snax - £20 voucher
  • Gill's Floral Jars - Christmas floral arrangement
  • Cheryl McGavin Hairdressing - £15 voucher
  • Polly's Scents - mix boxed of Xmas snap bar wax melts
  • The Body Shop at Home - Gift set consisting of 3 festive products
  • Jessica James Takeaway - voucher for 2 x 12" pizzas
  • The Wee Fudge Kitchen - voucher for 1kg of handmade luxury fudge
  • Land & Sea - 2 x £5 vouchers
  • Patricks of Camelon - £10 voucher
  • Helen's Beauty - voucher for gel pedicure
  • Jule's Cleaning Co - voucher for 1 hour cleaning session

The draw will take place in school on Monday 20th December, with the winners being contacted promptly thereafter.

HAMPER DONATIONS

Thank you so much to all those who have handed in donations for the Xmas hampers. Today is the last day if you wish to hand anything else in to the school office.

This event is the only one we are permitted to hold this term due to ongoing restrictions, so we really do value your continued support and wish everyone luck in winning one of the fabulous prizes on offer.

Kind regards

Susan MacKinnon
(FAB Vice Chair)