Castell Alun Friends’ Association

Castell Alun Friends’ Association


The Committee

CAFA became a registered charity in February 2016 and our committee is currently made up of a few parents and staff. If you’d like to take a more active role in CAFA by joining the committee you’ll be really welcome.

We usually meet on the third Tuesday of each month during term time at 6.15pm and we make sure meetings end within an hour. The next meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 14th November 2017. If you’re interested in finding out more, come along to a meeting or email us at for more information.

Even if you can’t join us at the meetings we’re always trying to find (time efficient!) ways to come up with events and activities that people will enjoy so if you’ve any suggestions, please do let us know.

Minibus Fundraising Plans

CAFA’s aiming to raise funds to go towards a minibus for the school. It’s an ambitious target as we need to raise around £15,000. To date we’ve raised around £2500. £1000 of this money has been allocated towards the minibus with other amounts spent on a variety of school resources.

Ladies’ Festive Fair and Pampering Evening

The Ladies’ Festive Fair and Pampering evening takes place on Friday 1st December from 6.30 to 9.30 and will feature a wide range of stalls including clothing, crafts, accessories and festive food as well as a licensed bar. Mini beauty treatments will also be available on the night.

We’ll be joined by:

Simmi of Mold – Clothing & accessories

Nerys Hutt – Nails and hand massages

Bella’s Boutique – Prom and evening wear plus nails

Thelma – The Wood Turners club

Caitlin Simmons – Pamper Boutique

Hallie Rogers – Forever Living products

Tina & Gareth Davies – Handbags & accessories

Nisha Wantling – Arbonne skincare

Sophie Reynolds – Festive food treats

Lesley Bassett – Cakes

Laura Maskall – Tropic accessories

Jess Parry – Root66 Nails

Ann Gray – Bodyshop products

Helen Paynton-Jones – Crafts

Lisa Marie – Crafts

Ruth Smart – Holistic therapies

Temple Spa Tracy Wood – Mini treatments

Theresa Ankers – Honeys, Jams & Pickles

Susi Ashford – Jewellery

Sam Williams – Scent at discounted prices

…and we’re still adding to the list! (See Twitter for more updates about who else is joining us)

Tickets cost £3 for adults (£4 on the door) and £2 for under 18s and are available from school as well as from Hope Library and Bella’s Boutique in Hope( both of whom are joining us on the night).

Alternatively you can buy tickets online via mydonate. Your name will be added to the list on the door and we can arrange to get your ticket passed on to you beforehand via the school if you wish.

Please do come along for some festive shopping, pampering and socialising and to support the school at the same time!

We’ve started fundraising by collecting old British or foreign coins and notes, even obsolete currency.

Once all the currency has been collected we send it to who’ll exchange it into cash we can use.

The bucket will be in school all year so please keep the coins coming!

Please support this year’s lottery! Tickets cost £1 per monthly draw and are on sale throughout the year – please click here for more information and the lottery form. You can pay by sending in a cheque or by direct payment from your bank account.

If your business might be able to get involved with sponsoring a lottery draw, please email us. It costs £30 and in return we’ll make sure you get mentioned on the CAFA webpage, in email updates and on our Twitter feed. We’ll share links to your website and social media pages and distribute promotional materials in school if appropriate.

We’ve now had several donations through our fundraising page – thank you so much. If you’d like to make a contribution towards our minibus appeal please click on this link and it will take you there.

Shop with over 3,100 retailers and easyfundraising will give a donation to the school every time you make a purchase. Retailers include eBay, Amazon, John Lewis, B&Q, and loads more. It won’t cost you anything.


Signing up to support Castell Alun Friends’ Association is really easy – just follow this link, fill in your email address, set a password and your account is set up. No other information is needed. You can then go via easyfundraising to do your shopping and we’ll get a donation every time.

There is no catch or hidden cost; it’s just a really easy way to raise extra money for the school.

CAFA on Twitter

We now have a Twitter account so please follow it for regular updates about what we’re up to.