The St Mary’s Parent Staff Association (PSA) are a registered charity (No. 1147165) dedicated to raising money for the school to pay for educational enhancements for the children.
Raffle & Silent Auction - Buy & bid by 25th June 2022!
Raffle to be drawn at the School Fair on Saturday 25th June 2022*
Open to Friends & Family spread the word!
34 great prizes including a £125 cash prize, £100 meal for 2, jewellery, shop vouchers, fitness and beauty experiences, Kids’ Summer holiday camps and much more!
Raffle Tickets £1-for-1, £5-for-6 or £10-for-12
You must enter name, mobile and email for valid ticket.
And/or make a bid at firstname.lastname@example.org for an item in our Silent Auction. Single highest bid secures* a top prize for you!
*Terms & conditions apply see attached including full prize lists.
How we support the school
One of the most important functions of the PSA is bringing together our school community. That’s everyone from the parents and the staff to our wonderful governors and church community.
Then of course we fund equipment and experiences for the children. There are annual activities and resources we provide such as school trip coaches, infant book bags and sport rucksacks, first aid training and the much loved Pantomine, as well as a range of exciting educational activities organised for pupils during Art Week, Science Week and Book Week.
We have also sponsored bigger projects and resources such as the bike/scooter shed, instruments for the music department and a new screen and IT system for the school hall.
How we raise funds
Regular features of the PSA calendar are the Summer Fair, Bake Sales, Pancake Sale, Mother’s Day Gift Sale, Bingo Night, Christmas Wreath Workshop, Christmas Tree Sale and the Christmas Fair. All profits raised at these events go directly to the PSA.
Many corporate companies provide matched funding for employee contributions to charities, which means they will match any donation you make to the PSA. Please find out if this is something your employer may offer.
This is a fantastic fundraising scheme that raises money whilst you do your online shopping (from groceries to holidays and even insurance policies!). Every time you spend money through one of their listed shops, a percentage of your spend will be donated to our charity by the retailer, at no additional cost to you. You can support our cause by registering here.
Click on ‘support this cause’ to create your account. Once you have signed up, whenever you shop log on to easyfundraising or use the app to select from over 3,600 shops. You will be redirected to the retailer’s normal website and shop as you normally would, only St Mary’s earns a FREE donation.
Gift Aid Donations
Parents and carers often ask how they can make donations for equipment and/or in lieu of fair spend if they cannot make the School events.
HMRC has approved the PSA charity for Gift Aid donations. This means that if you are a taxpayer and you select Gift Aid when donating* HMRC will automatically give us 25p for every £1 you spend at no cost to you. Certain taxpayers may also be entitled to an additional tax deduction depending on their income levels.
You can make donations here and remember to tick Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer!
*Conditions apply. Donations only qualify for Gift Aid if you are receiving nothing in return i.e. not buying goods, raffle tickets, school uniform etc.
How you can help
All parents and carers are automatically members of the PSA whilst they have a child at the school. We encourage and welcome parents and carers to help out where possible.
If you would like to become more involved please let us know, everyone has skills to bring! Even if you don’t have much time there are always small jobs to be done. We all have very busy lives but every little really does help, especially if we all pitch in together.