The 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 event have been a great way for the (then current) Year 7 parents to get involved and organise the food part of the Tiffin in the Garden event. This is organised by the Friends of Tiffin Music (FoTM) for the boys and parents to relax, listen to great music performed by our boys, and get to know one another better. More than just a source of delicious food for everyone attending the school's Tiffin in the Garden event, it was also a chance to have a chat and get a taste (literally) of the many different cultures that make up the Tiffin parent body.
It is of course not only a fun evening, it is also a great fundraiser for Tiffin. Looking back we have raised more and more each year: generous parents donating food, tableware, condiments, etc. We have had parents canvassing local restaurants for donations which added considerably to our profit margin as well. Last year we raised a staggering £1660!
On a practical note: organising the volunteers and roles needs to start around March 2018 and we had the following roles split out:
Main co-ordinator (project management)
BBQ volunteer (sourcing)
Food donation coordinator (list of parents donating items)
Food Donations volunteer (restaurants)
Communications coordinator (sending out emails etc. on food donations, volunteers, etc)
Treasurer (float and overview of money spent and received)
The next Tiffin in the Garden will take place July 2018 and the then Yr7 (now Yr8) parents are looking for volunteers from the new intake 2017/18 Year 7 parents to take over the baton. For more information please contact us and we will put you in contact with the parents who coordinated the event last year.