Castell Alun Friends’ Association


Castell Alun Friends’ Association

(CAFA)

Next Meeting: Tuesday 19th September 2017

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 19th September 2017. If you’re interested in finding out more, come along to a meeting or email us at cafa@castellalun.flintshire.sch.uk 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. Some of this money will go towards the minibus but some has been or will be allocated for other purposes including:

  • An online Chemistry AS/A resource for key stages 4 and 5
  • A small contribution towards a high school transition workshop for feeder school Year 6 students
  • Reading books for nurture group students
  • Refreshments for the students who participated in the Spring Concert.

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 www.cash4coins.co.uk who’ll exchange it into cash we can use.

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

Tickets cost £1 per draw and will be on sale from the start of September – forms are available here and you can pay by sending in a cheque or by direct payment from your bank account. There is one draw a month.

We are very fortunate to have local business JT’s Garden Maintenance sponsor our first lottery of this academic year. You’ll find them on Twitter or you can email Jon directly on jts.gardens@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like to find out more about their services which cover Mold and the surrounding areas. A big thank you to them for their support.

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.

Many thanks for the donations that we’ve now started to receive through our fundraising page.

If you’d like to make a contribution towards our minibus appeal please click on this link and it will take you there.

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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’ve just set up a Twitter account so please follow it for regular updates about what we’re up to.