The Miserden School Friends Association (MSFA) is made up of parents, teachers, and governors who are interested in supporting the school by giving their time and energy to fundraising and working in partnership with the school. Our main fundraising events include an annual Easter Walking Trail, Summer Fete, Fireworks Display and Christmas Market.
Our goal is to make a real difference to the school experience by helping to provide school resources, activities, equipment, and exciting and memorable day trips out.
In a world where everyone's time is precious, we value any involvement from our parents, teachers, and governors, even if they only have a small amount of time available. You can make a real difference to our children’s school life. Please contact Holly Taylor, our MSFA Chair, for a coffee and a chat to find out more.
Meet our MSFA in their own words:
Holly Taylor - MSFA Chair
Hi everybody! My name is Holly. My eldest started preschool in 2015. I soon joined the MSFA and started going to meetings which invariably happened at the pub, (a great way to meet new parents and make friends!) and then started physically helping at events and thoroughly enjoyed it. Three years ago, I became the Chair of the MSFA, taking over from the lovely Claire Coles-Jones. We fundraise throughout the year to raise money for our school, aiding both in educational tools and fun activities such as the annual Christmas pantomime & other exciting school trips.
As MSFA Chair, I oversee all of the MSFA events, but its success comes from the wonderful team I have working alongside me. The annual fundraisers we do are The Easter Trail, Summer Fete, Fireworks Display & the very popular Christmas Market.
I am very proud to be part of such an important part of our school and warmly invite anybody who is interested in joining the committee to come along to our meetings.
Jeremy Hefferman - MSFA Vice Chair
I joined the MSFA in 2018 and last year decided to take the role of Vice Chairman. I felt I could bring a pragmatic viewpoint to our fundraising efforts, along with a male perspective. The MSFA needs dads too! Giving the children the best start in life is very important to me, and if that means giving up some of my time to help make Miserden school the best it can be, I'm in. The money we raise can make a real difference to our children, allowing them to flourish and thrive, something I care passionately about.
Aimee Hefferman - MSFA Secretary
I am the MSFA Secretary and have been part of the committee for two years now.
When my son started at Miserden I never envisioned myself becoming so invested in the school. I imagined helping out at the odd cake sale or school trip. But as my son completed reception I could see how happy he was at the school, I got to know a lot of the children and learnt how the staff do everything in their power to make the children’s time there the best it can possibly be. However, I also learnt that being able to do this relies on help, so I joined the MSFA to do just that. Being able to get involved in organising and helping with the committee made me feel that I could help the school and not just ours but all the children by making their time at school, not just compulsory, but something that is fun, interesting, and memorable that will allow them to grow into well rounded, happy wonderful adults.
Lucia Landino - MSFA Treasurer and Marketing
Hi there, I’m Lucia and I joined the MSFA in 2019. Being involved with the MSFA has given me a real sense of contribution and purpose as I can see the real difference it makes to the school, the children, and the wider community.
I am a Parent Governor and serve as liaison between the MSFA and Governing board, who work in partnership to fundraise for the school.
I work with Claire Coles-Jones to help market the school and MSFA events by creating posters and flyers and posting on our school Facebook and Instagram pages.
I recently became MSFA Treasurer. My main responsibilities include managing MSFA payments and filing our annual financial accounts with the Charity Commission.