Welcome to the Friends of Davison School!
FODS are a team of parents, carers, friends and Davison staff, past and present, who organise and coordinate fabulous fundraising activities throughout the school year. FODS are a registered charity and were formed to support the school in a variety of ways, particularly through fundraising events. Since 1991 countless FODS have volunteered their time, energy and goodwill to help raise thousands of pounds for our school. These funds have helped to enrich our students’ education, school facilities and educational resources. FODS are an integral part of our school community and we hugely value their enthusiasm, commitment and hard work.
Many St John Ambulance volunteers shaved their beards to ensure the protective masks they wore fitted correctly, so that they could look after patients safely and support the NHS during those challenging times. One of our students is a dedicated and enthusiastic St John Ambulance Cadet and decided to shave her head to stand in solidarity with her SJA colleagues. This was a massive undertaking and her fundraising efforts really paid off as she raised over £800 for SJA!
The ‘2.6 Challenge’ was created when the 40th London Marathon was cancelled on Sunday 26th April 2020. This challenge was designed for people to take part in activities based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 to raise money for their chosen charity. One of our Davison families decided to combine their love of baking with VE Day. They baked cakes, which they delivered to friends and family’s doorsteps, raising an incredible £635.00 for local charity, Chestnut Tree House.
Since 2014, the ‘Green Colour Family’ have been supporting children in Ghana, enabling the most vulnerable in society to access education, healthcare, family support and opportunities to grow in their faith. With school closures the ‘Green’ students and staff were unable to hold their usual fundraising week and had to think outside of the box. Undeterred, the ‘Lead Tutor’ for ‘Green’ set himself a massive challenge, to run 40miles, from Guildford to Shoreham in the hope that he could raise funds to continue to make a difference to the lives of the 2 young girls his colour family sponsor. Not only did he run the full 40 miles but he doubled his fundraising goal, raising a staggering £1,305.00, an absolutely awesome achievement!
During of lockdown, amateur and professional sewers across the UK used their sewing skills to make hospital scrubs, for health workers fighting the coronavirus. Thousands of volunteers, including many Davison staff got behind their sewing machines to make scrubs for these amazing frontline workers. One of our Davison ‘sewing bees’ said ‘being part of a ‘community’ practical project gave me a real sense of purpose and camaraderie’
Our extremely creative ‘Design Technology Crew’ pulled together and used their design and engineering skills in times of crisis. Their ‘call to arms’ was so encompassing it made the local newspaper, asking other Worthing schools and local business to join together in making face shields and other personal protective equipment for staff at Worthing Hospital. The Science department also provided a large number of safety glasses.