Fundraising ideas for 2020-2021
Speaking of new and creative ways to fundraise, we need your help!
1. Do you have any ideas of how we can raise money this year? We need lots of minds to help us to recoup the money we have lost last year and set to lose further compared to previous years. All ideas welcome – even if you think it’s a bit mad, we’ll discuss it! Please email Ashleydownpsa@gmail.com with heading ‘Fundraising Ideas’.
2. Do you have an event that you’d like to organise to raise money for the PSA, but need help? If so, the PSA Committee can assist you in getting your event off the ground e.g. volunteers, health & safety, insurance and necessary licences.
3. Are you planning on setting yourself any personal challenges/fitness goals this year, and could raise sponsorship to donate to the PSA?
4. Do you have ideas of what the PSA should fund for the school this year? Again, please email us and let us know your thoughts! Ashleydownpsa@gmail.com
Disco tickets raised £468!
A huge thank you to all those who didn’t reclaim their disco ticket money from March 2020’s sadly cancelled event, and therefore turned it into a donation to the PSA. This represents a whopping donation of £468!!
Elephant estate agent house sales raised £600!
Some of you may remember that we have a partnership with Elephant, who kindly donate £200 to us for each house of a member of the Ashley Down Primary School (ADPS) community that they sell. We have just received our latest donation from them for last year, for a fantastic £600!!
While we hate to see members of our school community leave, if you are selling your home with Elephant, please do tell them that you are an ADPS family and secure that donation for us!
Charities Aid Foundation: Employer Matched Giving
For those of you who are lucky enough to have an employer who allows you to have a % of your wage donated to a charity of your choice and matches your contributions via CAF Matched Giving, did you know that Ashley Down Schools PSA is a charity?
This means if you 3 donate £2.50 a month to the PSA, we get £5 a month in total! Over a year that adds up to £60 and if we had as few as just 30 parents who did this, we could receive £1,800 in a year!
If your employer does CAF Matched Giving and you’d like to donate, all you need is to specify a donation amount and give your employer our charity name (Ashley Down Schools Parent Staff Assoc) and charity number (1096007).
You can also raise money for the school at no additional cost to yourself, just by purchasing from your favourite retailers through Easyfundraising, or registering Ashley Down Schools Parent Staff Assoc as your chosen charity on Amazon Smile. Just click on the respective links below.
We are also always incredibly grateful for donations via Paypal , using our email address firstname.lastname@example.org. If you select the ‘Friends and Family’ option, no fees are deducted. Please feel free to share the above info with Grandparents, friends and family.