Castell Alun Friends’ Association


Castell Alun Friends’ Association

(CAFA)

The Committee

CAFA became a registered charity in February 2016 and the committee is currently made up of a few parents and staff. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm during term time but for obvious reasons, this is currently on hold. The fundraising efforts continue however: if you’ve any suggestions about fundraising activities or are interested in finding out more, please email us at cafa@castellalun.flintshire.sch.uk or contact us through our social media accounts.

How the Fundraising is Helping the School

Thanks to your support, CAFA’s been able to help the school out in various ways including a £5000 contribution towards a new minibus, £1000 to the modern foreign languages area to buy new ICT equipment and £600 to the English department for camcorders. More recently, it’s given £500 to the biology department to support a field trip and £150 to buy resources for pupil wellness initiatives.

A grant has also been received from Hope Community Council to help with the development of a mindfulness area.

There remains a long list of resources the school and students could benefit from so please do continue to support our fundraising efforts if you can. We’re currently trying to help with raising money to build a covered section within the Quad.

Events and Fundraising Activities

There are several ways you can continue to support the school:

Recycling Event

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to post about any fundraising events… but the good news is we’ve arranged a ‘recycling event’ on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21stJuly and would love your support. The school hall (adjacent to the main entrance) will be open from 8am to 6.30pm for donations.

We would be very grateful if you could fill your own bin bags with any of the clothing items listed. We will also be accepting your unwanted CDs and DVDs. There will be designated areas for items to be left and as you’d expect, social distancing rules will be in force.

Amazon Smile

When you shop with Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to our fundraising. You can follow this link for more details about how to sign up.

We are fundraising by collecting old British or foreign coins and notes, including obsolete currency. We then send it to www.cash4coins.co.uk who exchanges it into cash we can use. Please save up your coins and notes and we will update you once you can start bringing them back into school.

Many thanks to everyone supporting the lottery. 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. Anyone can join and all support is gratefully received – please visit this link to find out more information and sign up.

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, booking.com 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.

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!

CAFA on Social Media

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