Who we are and what we do
A PTFA (Parents, Teachers, Friends Association) is a group of volunteer parents and teachers who work together to make their school a better environment for children to learn. They raise extra funds through a wide range of fun and creative initiatives, events, and much, much more.
. Since October 2023
The role of CHAIR is Katarina (Kati) Ramsden
The role of SECRETARY is shared between Natalie Stone and Andrea Hall
The role of TREASURER is shared between Katharine Wright and Julia Finnis
Ashford St Mary’s PTFA is a registered charity. For the school year 2023-24, our goal is to raise £10,000 to put towards playground resurfacing, new sports kit, as well as ad-hoc treats for all of the pupils.
Over the past few years we have fundraised through;
- Christmas and summer fairs
- School discos
- Second hand uniform sales
- Santa visits
- Mother’s and Father’s day gift shops
Often our events are to help fund further events and items to enrich the school experience for all yourchildren, so you might be asked for donations of cakes or gifts, which we then use to sell or use as prizes at events which then fund things such as:
- Subsidised school trips
- Reusable Christingle Candles (2023)
- Improvements to the spiritual garden
- Memorials for lost loved ones in the school community
- Year 6 leavers parties
Skeptical about joining in? You don’t have to turn up to lots of stuffy meetings, you can dip in to help when it suits, running a stall at a fair, or asking your employer to provide a prize for a raffle from time to time.
.We have a Whatsapp group for PTFA committee and helpers, so if you would like to join to find out what kind of things you can get involved in, please send Kati a message on 07860 171902.
We also have a Facebook page for sharing information and advertising our events, so if you’re a Facebook user, do like and follow the page so that you can stay up to date with events https://www.facebook.com/AshfordStMarysCofEPTFA
Want to support the PTFA with minimal effort? Here are three ways you can do so!
We’re registered with easyfundraising, which means you can help us for FREE. Over 7,000 brands will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! All you need to do is sign up and remember to use easyfundraising whenever you shop online. It’s easy and completely FREE! These donations really mount up, so please sign up to support us
You can also sign up to take part in a weekly lottery, supporting the PTFA for just £1 a week. Prizes are from £25, to £25,000, and there are extra weekly prizes too, at the moment there’s a prize for a theatre trip! Funds are taken by direct debit, and you can buy as many or as few tickets as you wish!
https://www.ashfordcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/ashford-st-marys-cofe-primary-school-ptfa You can also make adhoc donations at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=WETYWGJA8ZJTG