Ashlyns School Association
The ASA is run by the parents and carers of students at Ashlyns school, to provide support at school events and raise funds for the development of the school and its facilities, that directly benefits the students.
With your help, we have raised over £170,000 in the last 5 years. Thank you to everyone who has supported us. The following are a few examples of what we have been able to purchase recently for the school this year:
- Mini bus with disability ramp – to transport our students for sports fixtures and school trips
- Specialist equipment for science, textiles, technology and music depts
- Dyslexia reading pens and books for inclusion
- New projector screen and blinds for the Chapel
We have regular, informal meetings to discuss fund-raising ideas, social events and ways in which we can provide support to the school and students; we are always open to suggestions and ideas, so please don’t hesitate to come along to a meeting, drop us a line via email, or message via our Facebook page.
Some of the regular events we have organised are:
- Halloween Ball for Year 7 and 8 students
- November Craft Fair
- Quiz Night
- Tombola Stall at the Berkhamsted Festival of Light
- Summer Concert BBQ and Bar
- Good-as-New Uniform Sale
- Christmas wreath making
- Ashlyns Festival
You can play a vital part in other ways too:
Online shopping has become second-nature, so help raise more funds by simply using www.easyfundraising.org/uk/causes/ashlyns. Once you’ve registered, you can shop in your normal way with a huge selection of retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, eBay, but crucially, a percentage of your spend is donated back to the ASA for the school at no extra cost to you. This simple switch has raised over £6000 so far for the school – thank you; just think how much we could raise when it comes to booking your summer holidays, or even the Christmas shopping!
The ASA is now registered with Amazon Smile.
REGISTER HERE with smile.amazon.co.uk for the same choice and prices as Amazon but with the added bonus of a donation for our school funds. On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk choose Ashlyns School Association Charity as the charity you wish to support and then it works just the same way as regular Amazon – you just have to remember to go to smile.amazon.co.uk when shopping. If you use bookmarks, then you can just change your bookmark to smile.amazon.co.uk instead of amazon.co.uk.
If you need new or second-hand uniform it can be purchased from the School Office throughout the year. You can donate your outgrown uniform back to the school for repair/resale. This hugely successful venture has raised £1,500 so far this year, thanks to a dedicated team of ASA volunteers who wash and repair all items for resale. We are always looking for more volunteers to ease the burden on our current team, so please consider joining our volunteer list and letting us know if you’d specifically like to be part of this team.
If you are buying labels for school equipment or uniform please consider using Easy2name labels – www.easy2name.com. The labels are clear, durable, dishwasher and washing machine proof, and the company offers a fast and efficient postal service. Select ‘Ashlyns School HP4’ when you make your online purchase, and the school receives 20% commission.
ASA 100 Club
A simple but effective way to raise funds, AND at the same time, the chance to win a cash prize!
Numbers cost £2 each per month – pay by standing order or cheque, either monthly or annually (annually £24 per number) and have as many numbers as you like! Half the money raised goes back to school and directly benefits our kids, with the other half funding three cash prizes – the more the numbers, the bigger the prize! Contact email: ASA100CLUB@gmail.com
Please click here to download the booking form
We Need You…
Click on the “Get Involved” tab to see how else you can help – all are welcome to join the ASA volunteer list, and you can give as little or as much of your time when it suits you. Come along to an ASA meeting and see how you can help raise vital funds for your school and become part of Ashlyns community.
Keep in Touch…
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/191081314278066/about/
Thank you for your continued support.
Dhrooti Mills & Gary Illingworth
ASA Joint Chairs
Ashlyns School Association