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Did you know every family and staff member at West Gate is automatically a member of Friends of West Gate? Our charity thrives on this support and the relationships we build with local organisations and community members who share our commitment to supporting West Gate School pupils. It is through fundraising events and corporate sponsorship that we are able to achieve our mission of enhancing the education provision at West Gate School.

Friends of West Gate Association is grateful for all forms of support we receive and we love to see new faces at our meetings and events! This year, we are looking for fresh ideas and enthusiastic new committee members who can help us with fun new approaches to raising crucial funds. If you have an hour to spare for our meetings, please join us! If you have a skill we can utilise, please get in touch! If you can help at an event or two this academic year, please do! Every donation of time and money is vital and our ability to support West Gate School pupils relies entirely on how much help we can generate from families, staff and community organisations. Please email us at friendsofwestgate@westgate.leicester.sch.uk if you can offer assistance or for more information.


Friends of West Gate Association was delighted to organise their most ambitious and successful event to date on Saturday, 22nd June! West Gate Family Festival drew 600 attendees from the local community and generated an incredible £2011.65 in three hours for our charity! West Gate School families, staff members and community organisations collaborated to ensure a fun-filled, well-organised afternoon of unparalleled family fun!

The event boasted services and quality goods from 47 separate vendors and featured a foaming bubble cannon, pony (and unicorn!) rides, farm to table BBQ, live music and an incredible line-up of children's workshops, sensory activities, entertainers and more! Sponsorship from local company Celsian Education directly enabled our charity to raise £353 to benefit West Gate School pupils! A generous award of £250 from taxi firm Beaumont Taxis also directly benefited our cause and overwhelming support from further local sponsors in the form of time, goods and financial donations helped make the day a massive success! Friends of West Gate Association couldn't be more grateful for this outpouring of support and we look forward to bolstering our relationship with these organisations as we continue our work. A full list of our corporate supporters from the 2018/19 academic year can be found on our "Supporters" page.




Dear Friend,

As Chair of Friends of West Gate Association I am grateful for your interest in our charity's work. Supporting West Gate School in achieving their goal of providing the highest quality  education and resources for their pupils is something I am passionate about. As the parent of two West Gate School pupils I have seen the difference this support has made, the benefits of which will last for years to come. It has been a pleasure being part of the West Gate School community and I have enjoyed building relationships with local businesses and supporters over the past two years.  

I am so proud of our charity's accomplishments over the past two years, especially our award of a Forest School grant from the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund in the 2018/19 academic year. We were selected as one of a handful of beneficiaries among hundreds of applicants and we are delighted that our dream of establishing a permanent, on-site Forest School that is inclusive of all West Gate School pupils is now a reality! You can find the full list of Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund beneficiaries here.

Our charity's work is essential and enduring. I am keen to meet enthusiastic families and organisations who can support Friends of West Gate in any capacity to help us attain our annual funding goals. If you would like to help or to learn more about the work we do please send an email to: friendsofwestgate@westgate.leicester.sch.uk and I would be delighted to contact you.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Jennifer Norman, Chair


To make a donation to Friends of West Gate Association, please click the button below, which will take you to our charity's online donation page. We appreciate your support!


Our Charity's Essential Documents:

Cover Letter
Fundraising Pack