How can you help? Join the EPFA
The EPFA runs solely with volunteers and all help, whether an hour at one event to joining the EPFA, attending committee meetings and running an event is appreciated. A number of events demand a lot of setup and preparation and many hands make light work.
To join the EPFA, come along to our regular meetings which are advertised. There is no obligation to attend every meeting. The EPFA meetings are held every month, alternating between an evening meeting at 8pm (usually in The Golden Crane Pub) with a coffee morning held within the school, for people that can not attend an evening meeting. These will be advertised beforehand to confirm dates and times.
To keep up with all communications from the EPFA make sure you sign up to the school's Squid system.
All of our emails regarding events go out via Squid.
Alternatively, respond to requests to help at individual EPFA events. Some larger employers will allow you to volunteer a number of days per year and be paid as if you were at work. Ask your Human Resources Department to see if this applies to you and if you require help to complete any paperwork, the EPFA can help. Attend Events
Look out for events publicised via:
- EPFA notice boards (By the entrances)
- EPFA Facebook Page, Twitter or Instagram @contactepfa Sign up to easyFundraising
This costs you nothing but raises money for the EPFA.
- Go to: Easyfundraising via THIS LINK
- Sign up
- Bookmark the page
- Each time you shop online search for the retailer through the easyFundraising page and navigate to the retailer's website
- Make a purchase with the retailer as usual
- The retailer will donate a % of the sale automatically to the EPFA
- There also is an app and a donation reminder option to make it Donate
The EPFA welcome personal donations of money or items we can use as raffle or games prizes. Please make any cheques payable to the E.P.F.A. and send via the School Office. If you have an item that you would like to donate please contact the EPFA via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Matched Giving
A number of employers operate schemes called "Matched Giving" whereby your company matches the amount of your donation or the amount you raise through volunteering.
For example: A parent, who works for a company that offers matched funding, volunteers to help on the refreshment stall at the Christmas Fayre. The profit made by the stall is £200. The parent's employer will then "match" this amount by donating a further £200 to the EPFA (assuming they offer a £ for £ match).
This is a fantastic benefit as the EPFA can receive up to double the amount raised, without any additional effort involved.
A sample of companies which offer "Matched Giving" are:
Bank of England
Bradford & Bingley
Cable & Wireless
Legal & General
Marks & Spencers
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal London Mutual Ins
The One Account
W H Smith
Check with your Human Resources Department to see whether your employer offers "Matched Giving" and contact the EPFA if you would like help completing any paperwork required. Discount & Deals
A number of events require the EPFA to purchase prizes and stock for refreshments, if you can get a discount through work please let us know so that we can get items at the best price.