Ashcombe Friends Association
What is the AFA?
We are very fortunate to have the Ashcombe Friends Association (AFA). It has been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the AFA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities. In recent years it has funded circus skills workshops, commemorative badges for the King’s Coronation, and playground equipment.
The AFA is a volunteer group of parents and school staff working together to enrich the experience of all children and families attending Ashcombe Primary School. We are a friendly group of ordinary people, meeting roughly once a term.
Meet your committee (2023/2024)
Co-chairs: Claire Holloway and Bex Alexander
Secretary: Cassie Reynolds
Treasurer: Lorna Matthews
What we do:
We work together to plan and run events that raise money to bring the extra sparkle to a child’s school experience.
Some examples of events we have run:
Drop and Shop (film night for the children, whilst you
can get some last minute Christmas shopping/wrapping sorted!)
Summer, Easter, and Christmas Fayres
Entertainment for children during Covid-19 Pandemic.
AFA Photo Gallery
How can you get involved?
We are always ready to welcome new members: the more, the merrier! You can get involved in lots of different ways depending on how much time you are able to give.
Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you cannot come into school. There are always jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive.
If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a Committee Member. Or you can simply support the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and give us your ideas for fundraising events. This is also the time to ask questions or voice your opinion. The AGM is held at the beginning of the academic year and provides an opportunity for all parents to come along and hear in more detail about our work, the events we have run, the funds we have raised and how the money has been spent.
The AFA Committee meets on a regular basis with smaller working groups meeting as necessary when we are planning larger events, we are a friendly and welcoming community of people and meetings are relaxed and fun.
Alternatively you can help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use, everything is potentially valuable to us.
If you are interested in getting involved, or you have any contacts or skills you think may be beneficial, please contact us on AshcombeFriendsAssociation@outlook.com, search for us on Facebook “Ashcombe Friends Association” (https://www.facebook.com/ashcombefriendsassociation/), or come along to one of our meetings.
Our meetings 2023/2024 (All held at 7pm and in the main hall):
Monday 6th November 2023
Monday 4th December 2023
Monday 5th February 2024