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Alannah Johnson - Chairperson

 I joined FON because I wanted to get involved in my local community. I have been lucky enough to find a wonderful group of people, who want nothing but the best for their children and those who attend Nelson Academy. We have been able to gift children luxuries to enhance and enrich their learning, as well as provide parents/carers outside the committee, with an opportunity to contribute to the school community. 


Rachel Hunt - Secretary 

Hi, my name is Rachel and I have two children. We moved to the area a couple of years ago and recently changed their school to Nelson Academy. I wanted to be involved in my local community and helping raise funds for the school my children attend seems a good way to do this. I've enjoyed the volunteering so far and look forward to future events put on by FON.



Sam Hadley - Treasurer

I’m Sam & 2 of my 3 boys attend Nelson. I joined FON because I wanted to join in with the positive environment that the school creates. It has been a great way to build relationships both with other parents and the school staff too. I love getting involved in different events; helping to raise funds that every child at the school benefits from and also helping to create that community feel. Friends of Nelson is such a welcoming group and I am really excited for what’s to come!




Louise Page - Volunteer

I have 5 children ranging from the ages of 14 - 3years and I've been actively involved with fundraising for the last 10+ years now at the schools/Pre-School settings my children have /are attending. 

It's really important to me to fundraise for my children's schools because without the extra support from the fundraising, my children wouldn't have benefited from half the things they've been able to enjoy over the years.

It gives you a huge sense of satisfaction to see the children, teachers and parents enjoying the things that you've helped fund.

Kelly Clarke - Volunteer


I joined FON to help raise money for our children whilst getting to witness first hand them enjoying the events we put on and the rewards of the money we raise.






Ali Cupit - Volunteer

I am a P.E teacher at Nelson Academy and have had 3 children that have attended Nelson Academy in the past. I have been involved with fundraising for the school over the last 16 years and it is amazing how FON and the school can get behind events and make it such a success. FON is a great way to get involved with the school and get to know parents and staff in an informal way.