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. If you’d like to join CAFA you’d be very welcome. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month during term time (the next meeting is taking place on the 30th April) 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 cafa@castellalun.flintshire.sch.uk.

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.

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

CAFA and the eco council are running a recycling event at school on Saturday 11th May between 11am and 1pm. You can drop off items including:

Ink cartridges, mobile phones, CDs, DVDs, batteries, old gadgets like iPods and Xbox controllers, old coins, spectacles, toys and books.

All items will be converted into cash, which will be donated to the school. Bring 5 or more items to be in with a chance of winning a hamper!

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 exchange it into cash we can use. The bucket is in school all year.

We have decided to try out a completely new lottery! Weekly draws will take place from the 1st June. Please visit https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/castell-alun-high-school to find out more information.

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.