'I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me.' Philippians (4:13)

Friends of St Edmund's (FOSE) Parent Teacher Association

Chair         Mrs Rachel Milne

Secretary   Mrs Gwen Hamilton

Treasurer   Mrs C Tyrell


Welcome to Friends of St Edmund's Catholic School (FOSE).

FOSE are a group of parents/carers and staff whose purpose is to raise funds to help provide additional resources that will benefit your children and enhance their time at St Edmund's.

Date of next meeting

Monday 12th September 2022, 6.15pm

Venue: School Library (entrance via lower school playground).


AGM - Monday 16th November 2022, 6.15pm


Click here for previous Minutes

Winner of the Valentines Raffle kindly donated by the Tescos Community Champion


April Fools Hamper

The Friends of St Edmund’s April Fools raffle will be drawn on the 1st April 2022. Any donations that have already been sent in will be kept for this raffle.


Donations are welcomed for the raffle to be received via the school reception by the 11th February 2022.  


Picture below shows the previous hamper.

What we do

We organize and run events throughout the year.  We are always present at Parents' Evenings; school events e.g. Year 7 disco and school production; Valentines special events, serving refreshments and running the school lottery.   Over the years, funds have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance the students education and the general facilities in school.

Each year, FOSE have targets or wish lists that we aim our fundraising towards.  Targets and wish lists are generated by the school, the pupils, the parents and the wider community.

In the last two academic years FOSE has focused its fundraising effort on helping the school for library equipment.  

In 2021-22 we are aiming to raise funds for student lockers, items for new building or events and experiences for students e.g. mindfulness, visiting theatre group.

Past Events

Auction - October 2018 - The organization of the Auction was a lot of work but then we had a lovely evening with amazing prizes and raised more than £1,000.

Prom Fayre - 13th November 2019 - first of its kind for St Edmund's Catholic School.  Huge thank you for all those who came along and supported this event.

Christmas Carols at St John's Cathedral - 16th December 2019 - A raffle draw with a beautiful Christmas hamper for the first prize.  

Year 7/8 Disco - 9th December 2021 - Serving refreshments at the annual Year 7/8 School Disco.

How you can help

There are several ways in which you can get involved in school life and help us raise these valuable funds:

The FOSE Committee 

Consists of four elected officers who are solely responsible by a dedicated group of 10-15 parents.  We are actively seeking new committee members so please contact us to find out more.

The Events Team

We are fortunate enough to rely on a network of parent volunteers who help us at various functions e.g. selling raffle tickets and serve refreshments.  Please contact us if interested to help out.


St Edmund's Lottery

Only a £2 a month

Become a member of the ST. Edmund’s Lottery and have a chance to win a CASH prize every month.
Simply complete the form below and return it to school.

Items bought in the last few years with lottery money:

  • Benches for the playground
  • Water melon at sports day
  • Cash loading machine for dinner money
  • Table tennis tables
  • Window film for classrooms, to reduce glare
  • Water Fountains



Minutes of the Lottery Draw February 2022

Useful Information

 St Edmund's Lottery.pdfDownload
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How does it work?

We’ve registered Friends of St Edmund's Portsmouth with #easyfundraising, which means over 4,000 shops and sites will now donate to us for FREE every time you use #easyfundraising to shop with them.

These donations will help towards our latest fundraising project, raising money for pupil lockers, so please sign up to support us – it’s completely FREE and doesn’t take long.



Click here to go to Easyfundraising

Minutes of Meetings

 FOSE AGM and meeting 141121.docxDownload
 FOSE AGM Minutes 16.11.2020.pdfDownload
 FOSE Lottery Numbers 27.02.2022.pdfDownload
 FOSE Minutes 07.03.2022.pdfDownload
 FOSE Minutes 10.01.2022.docDownload
 FOSE Minutes 11.10.2021.pdfDownload
 FOSE Minutes 13.01.2020.pdfDownload
 FOSE Minutes 14012019.pdfDownload
 FOSE Minutes 20.06.2022.pdfDownload
 FOSE Minutes 25.4.22.pdfDownload
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How to Contact us

Please contact us with any ideas, queries or questions at: friendsofstedmunds@saintedmunds.org.uk


 Together we can improve our school for our children!