How Can You Get Involved?
You’ll always find a warm welcome at the ASA – we’d love to hear about your ideas and suggestions for vital fundraising for our students and school. It is a lovely way to get to know other parents at Ashlyns and feel part of a vibrant school community.
The ASA is led by a team of parent and school volunteers and Trustees undertaking some key roles which enable us to run in in line with the Charity Commission and also our own Constitution which ensures we operate in a sustainable and risk-free manner.
Please participate and join the ASA community – you will be part of a sociable event team and will support how we can raise funds for the school, as well as being part of the decision making process of how funding is spent. If you join the ASA email group, you’ll receive all relevant information regarding events, general meetings, event specific meetings, volunteer opportunities and funding applications. As the saying goes, ‘many hands make light work’ – you can help when it suits you, as little or as often as you can. If every parent could give a few hours a year, it would make a real difference to us; from helping at an event, sewing a button, serving behind the bar or baking a cake – we’re not fussy, it genuinely all really helps!
Please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add you to the list without any commitment on your behalf.
Follow our Facebook Page to see what we’re up to and how you can help. Just like and follow; it’s a great way to keep in touch with what’s going on, and here you’ll find the latest news, updates on events, and shout-outs for help.
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
New To You Uniform
We sell new-to-you uniform, and you can donate your uniform back to us for repair and resale. This hugely successful initiative, which also includes managing all the lost property at the school, raised over £2,000 in 2022, 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 – to wash, or wash and mend – every little helps.
Online shopping has become second-nature, so help raise more funds by simply using https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/. 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 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.
You can simply donate, regularly or as a one-off, via Paypal Fundraiser Ashlyns School Association.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team and having some fun whilst fundraising!