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Crackers' Family Forum/Volunteers

Forum Members

Chair - Cath Madden

Vice Chair - Maggie Judge

Secretary - Karen Bermingham Homes 

Treasurer - Kerry Dixon

Vice Treasurer - Yvonne Mawhinney

Member - Debbie Hughes, Claire Adler

Parish Member - Jo Teece

New Heights Member - Kerry Boffin





The forum is a group of volunteers (parents and carers from children at our school) who meet every Friday morning to plan and organise various events throughout school and the local community. We meet at the St John's Centre at 10am. Our aim is to raise funds to help benefit all children and their families. New forum members are always welcome. Please see Cath Madden (07908 323720) if you are interested in joining or come along to our meetings if you wish to help. Even if you only have an hour to spare occasionally, we would still welcome your support (you don't have to attend meetings every week).


Another aspect of the forum is to welcome volunteers within school who wish to help with listening to children read, helping in the classroom, assisting with art and craft sessions, helping on trips, providing refreshments, baking cakes, gardening or offering a hand with any one of the numerous events that are held throughout the year. Anyone with a few hours each week to come in on a regular basis (same day/time) to listen to children read would be most welcome.  Anyone applying to become a volunteer in school will be subject to a DBS check to ensure the safety of the children in our care.  Please contact Cath Madden.





Crackers CTK Family Playgroup

Open every Wednesday (during school term time) for 2 sessions 9-11am and 12.30-2.30pm

in St. John's Centre (next to CTK Church).  The playgroup is lead by members of Crackers CTK Family Forum who are all DBS checked and first aid trained.


All 0-3year olds are welcome with an adult - £2 per adult with a child. 50p extra for any additional children over 12 months old. Cost includes a drink and snack for both adult and child, use of equipment and all craft materials.




BREATHE Advice and Advocacy Service offers support on Benefits, Rights and entitlements, Education and effective money management, Advice and advocacy, Training of volunteers, residents and partners, Housing and health/disability support, Empowering service. They are located above the New Heights Cafe, 124 Warren Farm Road. To book an appointment or to find out how they can help call 0121 384 2333.


Coming soon - free advice and information workshops for the local community and professionals.