St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA

St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA

Every parent or carer of children at St Michael’s is a member of the St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA. There is an executive committee (like trustees) of 10 who are responsible for making it legal (as it is a charity) but the more people who would like to be involved the better in every respect – be it baking, helping make events work, coffee mornings or idea generation for fundraising!

We recently changed our name from Friends of St Michael’s School to St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA.


What are we raising money for?

Despite government and Church of England funding there will always be a financial shortfall and if our children are to get the education they deserve then we are going to need to help raise money. The school will always have outgoings that need extra funds and this is where the fundraising comes in.

This fundraising has been spent on building works, coaches to theatre trips, chocolate eggs, ice lollies and hot chocolate at events for the children as well as amazing new reading books and iPads for the classrooms. Everything should help towards our children learning and enjoying their school experience as much as possible.

If you would like to be involved in any of these events, buy a ticket or have some wonderful fundraising ideas of your own then please email aldbournepta@gmail.com or better still come along to the next meeting or come to any of the coffee mornings to find out more.

What’s the next event?

We really excited to be able to organise events again this term.

Safari Supper – Saturday 21st May

Safari Supper /sǝ’fari supper n. a social occasion at which the different courses of a meal are eaten at different venues; a chance to meet new people.

You may opt to host a course for up to 8 in your own home or borrowed venue, or simply enjoy the hospitality of others for the evening.

Pairs (couples or friends) move around the village together.

Tickets are £10 each, or £25 if not hosting (£20 if purchased in April). This price includes a pre-dinner drink and a 3 course meal with wine.

You can purchase your tickets on the right side of the page → (if viewing on a desktop) or below ↓ (if viewing on a phone).

We will be releasing future event dates in the very near future. In the meantime if you’d like to donate or if you have a fundraising or event idea, please speak to one of the committee or email aldbournepta@gmail.com

Match Funding

Does your employer offer match funding? Do you work for Nationwide? Vodafone?

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about the Match Funding scheme and how a little bit of your time could raise double the funds.

If you work for an organisation that has a match funding policy, any money you raise could be matched by your employer. Companies may match the fundraising total for an event, or for the stall that their employee is working on. Usually, the employee will need to supply them with a letter from the PTA detailing the date and nature of the event, together with the total raised.

We understand that the high street banks, building societies, supermarkets and large corporations are likely to do match funding. We’ve put together a list of some of the companies that ran schemes in 2017 here. But these schemes are not exclusive to the major corporate giants. If you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through match funding too.

We would be grateful if you could see if your employer has a match funding scheme, or if they are willing to match fund any of our events. If you can’t help out this time, but you know the company you work for has a match funding policy, please let us know. This could be a really large source of income for the Friends and help us raise money for our school.

If you are able to help us this way, please let us know and we can discuss your companies’ requirements.

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