Scarecrows 2021 – ‘Heroes’

Scarecrows 2021 – ‘Heroes’

We are so proud of what Menston produced this summer in the shape of these ‘heroic’ scarecrows. Thanks to all those who slaved over papier mache heads, stuffed tights with straw and overcame droops and wobbles to create these masterpieces in a bid to help the Friends of Menston Primary School raise some funds.


We drew the raffle tonight at the start of our Festive Family Quiz. Congratulations to the winners of our 22 amazing prizes…

A Lego clock donated by local craftsman Craig Jenkins (visit Craig Jenkins Gift Shop on facebook)

Moo & Blossom clothing voucher

4 passes for Power fitness classes

Cut & Blowdry at Altea Hair

File & Polish at Aspire

Christmas Treats Hamper

Pamper Hamper

Burberry Gloves

Dog walk from Down wit Dogs

Facial at Coty & Madison

£10 voucher for Nidderdale Llamas experience (

2 children’s haircuts by Adele at Croft Park Hairdressers

Brownies from Love Brownies

A history of Newcastle FC and a signed Alan Shearer picture

Bottles of fizz

Wonder Woman themed swimming accessories

2 Harry Potter bags

Cath Kidston toiletries

Christmas Cake

Candles and Wax melts

A massive thank you to all the lovely local people and businesses that have supported our raffle by donating these lush prizes.

And finally, thanks to all of YOU. Thank you for supporting all our events, the virtual Grotto, the storytelling with Father Christmas and the fun quiz we enjoyed tonight (well done winners Ritson and Wood family!) We are so grateful for all the extra donations that go a long way to making up for the lack of our usual Christmas Fayre fundraiser. Look out for updates here on how much we have raised and what exciting projects we hope to spend it on.

The FoMPS Christmas Window Trail

This Saturday is the launch of the Menston Christmas window trail. We have had over 63 households sign up and we cannot wait to see your creativity! If you would like to get your hands on a map then you need to send an email to

You will be sent the virtual map and a link to click to donate to the Friends of Menston Primary School to ‘pay’ for your map.

Even if you don’t want to take part, you can still DONATE HERE

Thank you to all our business sponsors as well, see below.

FoMPS Christmas Raffle 2020

The FoMPS Christmas Raffle has launched. Raffle tickets have been sent home with every child. Please support Menston Primary School and ask friends and family if they would also like to get involved. If you require more tickets, they are also available in Pickards Deli and in the Menston Co-op (our thanks to Michelle and Dan for their help in this regard.)

Prizes are still rolling in but so far include:

Burberry gloves, Luxury Hampers, Facial at Coty & Madison, Wonder Woman swimming accessory collection, Harry Potter Backpack, Love Brownies, Children’s haircuts at Croft Park hair salon, Moo & Blossom Clothing voucher, unique Lego clock by Craig Jenkins, Dogwalking session, Llama walking experience voucher, and Cath Kidston toiletries…

The Raffle will be drawn live online on Saturday 12th December during the FoMPS Festive Family Quiz Night.