Castell Alun Friends’ Association

Castell Alun Friends’ Association


The Committee

CAFA became a registered charity in February 2016 and the committee is currently made up of a few parents and staff. As we are quite low on numbers, we’re trying to find some new members. If you think you might be able to help please do get in touch with us.

We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month during term time (the next meeting is taking place on the 9th July) at 6.30pm. Even if you can’t join us at meetings, please let us know if you’ve any suggestions about fundraising activities or if you could help run events. If you’re interested in finding out more, come along to a meeting or email us at

Please also note the Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th September – everyone is welcome to attend.

How the Fundraising is Helping the School

As you may know, the school urgently needed a new minibus so CAFA made a £5000 contribution to help them buy it before Christmas. We’ve also just given £1000 to the modern foreign languages area to buy new ICT equipment and £600 to the English department for camcorders.

There remains a long list of resources the school and students could benefit from so please do continue to support our fundraising efforts.

Events and Fundraising Activities

Recycling Event

Thanks to everyone who came along to support our recycling day. We’re in the process of passing donations through to various outlets and will update you on the total raised once we have it.

We are fundraising by collecting old British or foreign coins and notes, including obsolete currency. We then send it to who exchange it into cash we can use. The bucket is in school all year.

We’re really pleased by the response to the new lottery. Many thanks to everyone who is supporting it. Draws are weekly and as well as being in the draw to win the local prize, supporters are included in a weekly national draw to win £25,000. Please visit this link to find out more information and sign up.

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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.

If you’d like to make an online contribution towards our fundraising, please visit our Facebook page and use the donate button. If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to “Castell Alun Friends’ Association” and mark the envelope for CAFA’s attention. If you’re making the donation as an individual rather than as a company, and would like to Gift Aid your donation, you’ll find the form here. Thank you!

Sponsored Walk

We’ve just started organising a sponsored walk which will hopefully take place late September/ early October. Watch this space.

CAFA on Social Media

You can follow us on our Twitter account  and  Facebook page for more information.