Welcome to St. Matthew’s Friends & Family page.

We are a group of volunteers (parents, teachers, grandparents, guardians and community members) whose aim is to support and contribute to the life of the school through fund-raising and community events.

With the help of our parents, teachers and of course the children we have raised money for some amazing projects and had a lot of fun in the process.

Last year we help fund a whole school trip to the theatre to watch ‘Father Christmas’, gift dictionaries to out outgoing year 6’s to support them on the rest of their education journey, and paid for ice lollies for the whole school on sports day.  In previous years we have also helped fund a new school library and the courtyard totem pole.

Throughout the year we hold several events and a lot of fun and games is had by all.  Examples of the types of events we hold are an annual Christmas Fair, a Christmas Gift Sale, a bake-off competition and the highlight of our fundraising calendar the Community Fun Day.  This year our Community Fun Day is being held on Saturday 18th May (11am – 3pm) so please come along and join in the fun and games.

As a friends and family group we welcome anyone who wants to get involved.  There are loads of ways to get involved in St Matthews Friends & Family which don’t involve joining the board or regular commitment (unless you want to).  We always need people to bake, take photographs, sell tickets, wrap presents, man stalls, attend events, donate raffle prizes etc.

You can keep UpToDate with Friends and Family news by emailing us at stmatthewsfaf@outlook.com to join our mailing list and following or facebook group:  St Matthews Friends & Family


2018/19 Events:

This year the children have asked for a new bike shelter, so we are working hard to raise funds towards that.

Bake-off:  Once again we were awash with an amazing array of cakes.  We had entrants across all the school years plus some phenomenal entrants to the adult’s celebration cakes category.  Children’s categories included traybakes, biscuits & cupcakes.  This year we raised £184 which was a fantastic achievement.  Thanks to all that entered this year’s competition.

Christmas Gift Sale: Once again the children enjoyed a visit to our Christmas Gift sale to purchase presents for their loved ones.  Gifts ranges from teddies to mugs, homemade tree decorations to harmonicas (thankfully neither of my children chose to buy one), and colouring books to chocolate.  Not only did the children have a wonderful time but we managed to raise an incredible £712.19.

Christmas Fair & Raffle Christmas Fair: Our Christmas Fair and raffle was a resounding success.  Families arrived in their droves to enjoy the stalls, fun and games, and of sample a cake or two while hoping their ticket would be drawn in the raffle.  We raised a phenomenal £805 this year.

Quiz Night:  This March saw the first ever St Matthews Friends & Family quiz night held at Stretford’s Sip Club.  The evening was a brilliant success, with drink flowing, tons of laughter and a lot of head scratching all around.  Massive thanks go to the incredible Helen Clayton for preparing all the questions and hosting the evening and congratulations go to our winners “Dan’s Team”.  The evening raise a fantastic £135 towards our bike shelters.