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Welcome from the Friends of St. margaret's

Mandeep Smith – Secretary 

My background includes chemistry, recruitment and business development. Currently, I am a full-time parent to two lovely girls and running various community groups and Neville's Cross based events which empower the volunteers who participate in them. I joined the Friends of St Margaret’s in September 2018 as secretary and to help with communications work.  I feel privileged to be able to support the school in this way and look forward to its continued success.   


Meet the Friends

Amanda Smallbone - Treasurer

It was whilst I was on maternity leave I discovered the Friends and decided I should ‘dip my toe’ into supporting some of their fundraising activities. Fast forward 8 months, to September 2018, and I’m now the Treasurer. It’s a busy role however the funds raised enhance my daughter’s school experience and I see immense value in providing my support. Ipads, crackers for Christmas lunch, theatre performances and fixing the Safari (incredibly important when you are 5) are just some of the things the Friends have funded in the past 12 months. 
My eldest daughter Izzy joined St Margaret’s in 2017 and my youngest daughter Lily will start in 2022 so I anticipate I’ll be around (in some guise) for quite some time. 

Emma Gaudern - Chair

I am managing director of EMG Solicitors, based at the Arnison Centre.  I specialise in working with clients who have a brain injury, and acting as deputy or trustee of their financial position.  My daughter Darcey joined St Margaret’s in 2016 and my son will do so in 2018.  I became vice chair of the Friends in 2017 and seem to have found my niche in running the school discos!



Fed up of ironing-on/sewing name labels onto school stuff?  

The Friends of St Margaret’s are pleased to recommend Stamptastic Limited, which supplies personalised name stamps for use on fabric, wood, metal and some plastics. A lot of our parents use and recommend their products and now Stamptastic will give our school 30% cashback on all orders made using the code STMAR at the checkout.  Here's the link to their website:


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