King's Bruton

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The Friends of King’s is an organisation that exists to provide a helpful network for parents as well as raising money to support School projects and provide additional resources for the Houses and Departments throughout the School.

Set up over 60 years ago, the Friends of King’s is run by a volunteer Committee made up of current parents, former parents and staff, who meet termly. Working alongside the School’s Events Manager, they organise various events throughout the year including coffee mornings, the Christmas Fair, clay pigeon shoots, dances and quiz nights, to name but a few. Housemasters, Housemistresses and other staff can bid for funds and the Committee, together with the Headmaster, as one of the Charity’s four Trustees, decide the best way for the funds to be allocated. Membership of The Friends of King’s is available to all parents, former parents and other interested parties for a fee of £30 per annum.

For further information regarding the Friends of King’s please email: friends@kingsbruton.com.

Christmas Term 2019 & Future Events

Christmas Term 2019

The Friends of King's Quiz
Friday 11th October - 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall

A fabulous way to meet other parents and staff and I hope this year will be no different. Emphasis is on fun and not on cerebral capability! If you’re the next Mary Berry please do enter the pudding competition. Tickets cost £10 per person which includes pre-dinner drinks, a ploughman’s supper and a share of the puddings once they have been judged! 

For more information or to book your place please complete the form here, or contact Gilly Bunday.

 

The Friends of King's Christmas Fair 
Sunday 1st December - 11.00am to 3.00pm
Please do join us for our annual Christmas Fair between 11am to 3pm. With sixty stalls under one roof, you really need go nowhere else! Back by popular demand we will also have our wonderful house-sponsored hampers raffle, which last year raised over £1000. 

If you require any further information or wish to book one of the last few stalls available, please contact, Gilly Bunday.

 

 

Past Events

Christmas 2018

Friends of King's Quiz - Friday 12th October

For the past few years, this event has been great fun.  A wonderful way to meet other parents and staff and I hope this year will be no different. Teams can be made of up to 10 people at a cost of £10 per person.  This will include your welcome drink and a Ploughman's supper.  There will also be a pudding competition so if you are dab hand in the kitchen please do bring a pudding along.  They will be judged by the BTEC Hospitality students and then eaten by the guests!  Please note that there will be no facility for warming puddings. For more information and to book your place at this event, please contact the Events Manager, Gilly Bunday. THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Friends of King's Christmas Fair 

This year the Fair will start at 11am - and run until 3pm.  Please note these are new timings from previous years.  All places for stallholders are now fully booked.  For further information regarding this event please contact the Events Manager, Gilly BundayTHIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

 

Summer Term 2018

Saturday 15th June - Day of Celebration

This annual event is for all parents and alumni of King's.  There will sports matches (parents and alumni versus pupils), a classic and interesting car display and tour, Beating Retreat and a casual supper with dancing to the School's Big Band in the evening.   For more details or to book a place in a team, the car display/tour and/or the dinner dance, please contact the School's Events Manager, Gilly Bunday.  THIS SUPPER IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - BUT PLEASE DO COME ALONG FOR THE AFTERNOON AND BEATING RETREAT (which starts at 7.10pm). THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

 

Easter Term 2018

Saturday 10th March 2018 - Swing into Spring

This event is not organised by The Friends of King's but it is for all parents and their guests.  More details and tickets are available here.   THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Saturday 23rd February 2018 - Friends of King's Committee Meeting

If you would like anything brought up for discussion, please contact The Chairman of the Friends, Col Mike Sykes OBE.  He can be reached by e mailing the Friends Office.  THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. 

Saturday 20th January 2018 - The Friends of King's Ceilidh and Burns Night Dinner

This event is now over but was hugely successful with 60 guests reeling to the sounds of live music and dining on fine wines and haggis.  Great fun was had by all and we very much hope to repeat the event next year.  THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

 

Christmas Term 2017

Saturday 20th January 2018 - The Friends of King's Ceilidh and Burns Night Dinner

The hugely successful and popular annual Christmas Fair will again take place in the Fitzjames Hall between 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Over 50 stalls and all your Christmas shopping under one roof. To book a stall please e mail Gilly Bunday.  This year we again have many new stalls.  All are welcome to attend and all proceeds will go to the Friends of King's and other chosen charities.

Thursday 9th November - Cocktail Masterclass & Supper at the Roth Bar - EVENT CANCELLED

We are hugely excited to announce that we have booked a bespoke cocktail masterclass and supper at the Roth Bar. Commencing at 6.30pm we will first be given a masterclass in cocktail making before sitting down to a two course supper. The ticket price will include a welcome cocktail and your meal. There will a cash bar available. For more information or to book your place please visit the event page here.  In order for this event to proceed we need a minimum of 40 bookings.  THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

 

Saturday 14th October 2017 - Friends of King's AGM

All are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting which will take place in the John Davie Room starting at 9.00am.  Coffee and biscuits will be available from 8.30am.  This meeting will then be followed immediately by the Friends' termly Committee Meeting.  If you have any items you would like brought up at the Committee Meeting please contact your House Rep (see Committee List) via your Housemaster/mistress or email the Chairman, Rose Vigers.   THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Friday 15th September 2017 - Friends of King's Quiz and Ploughman's Supper

All are welcome to this event. For more information or to book your place please fill in this form here. Entry costs £10 per person; teams are made up of a maximum of 8 people per team. There will also be a pudding competition.  THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

 

Summer Term 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017 - Drinks Reception and Beating Retreat

All are welcome - please e mail Juliet Deaney.  There will be a drinks reception starting at 6.30pm with the Beating Retreat at 7.00pm.  THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER

 

Saturday 10th June 2017 - Day of Celebration

Cricket and cars, tennis and tea, dinner and dancing. Participate as much or as little as you want to. More information here.  THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER

Saturday 13th May 2017 - Friends of King's Committee Meeting

If you have any items you would like brought up at the next Committee Meeting please contact your House Rep (see Committee List) via your Housemaster/mistress or email the Chairman, Rose Vigers. THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

 

Easter Term 2017

Friday 17th March 2017 - Friends of King's Coffee Morning

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Saturday 10th March 2017 - Swing into Spring

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. 

Saturday 4th March 2017 - Friends Committee Meeting

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

 

Christmas Term 2017

Sunday 4th December: 2.00pm - 5.00pm - Christmas Fair 

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Friday 14th October: 8.30am - 10.30am  Coffee morning for all parents

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Friday 23rd September 2016: 7.00pm - Quiz and Ploughman's supper

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER.

Photo Albums

Day of Celebration 2019

Registration, Church Service & Coffee

Car Tour & Picnics

Cricket & Hockey

Tea on Hyde

500th Anniversary Ball

 

Ceilidh and Burns Night Dinner - 20th January 2018

Christmas Fair - 3rd December 2017

More photos from the Christmas Fair can be seen here.

Quiz and Ploughman's Supper - 15th September 2017

Beating Retreat - 20th June 2017

Day of Celebration - 10th June 2017 (Dinner)

Day of Celebration - 10th June 2017 (Sport)

 

Day of Celebration - 10th June 2017 (Cars - and bike)

Day of Celebration - 10th June 2017 (Tea)

Ceilidh and Burns Night Dinner - 21st January 2017

Past Events:

Committee

Chairman

Col Mike Sykes OBE (parent, New House)

 

Hon Treasurer
Adrian Garnon (parent, Old House)

 

Hon Secretary 

Sarah Main (past parent)

 

Membership Secretary

Rose Vigers (King's Staff)

 

Committee

Gilly Bunday (King’s Events Manager)

Nick Bunday (King’s Housemaster)

Judy Gallannaugh (former parent)

Janie Garnon (parent, Old House)

Stephen Wildman (parent, New House)

Helen Wilmshurst (parent, Arion House)

Mel Hurst (parent, Wellesley House)

Suzanne Weekes (parent, Blackford House)

Claire MacLeod-Ash (past parent)

Sam Hayward (parent, Lyon House)

Annabel McDade (parent, Priory House)

Paula Hodge (parent, Lyon House)

Karalyne Hyde (parent, Blackford House)

Charlie Goggs (parent, Lyon House)

 

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