Friends of Stowmarket High School

Supporting our students, school and town


Friends of Stowmarket High – or FOSH for short – are a newly-formed group of volunteers supporting our students, our school and our town.

All schools face reduced budgets, and while the new build for Stowmarket High will bring improved facilities and surroundings, it will also bring additional financial pressures as existing fixtures and fittings that can’t be taken into the new building will need to be replaced.

This means the school’s ability to buy extra kit and equipment to support our youngsters will become increasingly unlikely – so FOSH was created to fundraise for resources, equipment and experiences that the school may not otherwise be able to afford.

We now have our key trustees in place:

  • Chair: Lorraine Baker
  • Treasurer: Jenny Hill
  • Secretary: Sara Hughes
  • (supported by) Charmaine Greenan
  • Safeguarding:  Karyn Devlin
  • Marketing: Paula Elwood
  • Support Events: Tina Newell
  • Support Events: Saran Redwood


..and we’re busy working our way through the necessary policies and paperwork to set up ourselves up as a registered charity.

If you’d like to support us with future fundraising ventures and events do please get in touch.  At the moment, it’s the mums flying the FOSH flag – but we’d be delighted to welcome dads, grandparents and carers too!  If you, or anyone you know may be interested, you can email us at and you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Please look out for us at future events and support us if you can.

Thanks in advance,

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Lorraine, Jenny, Sara, Charmaine, Paula, Tina, Karyn & Saran