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Fireworks Extravaganza

We are delighted to announce that we raised approx £6700 during the evening which is an incredible amount for the school and the most we have ever raised at a single event.

Special thanks to all those who were able to help on a stall, especially the school children and ex-students who gave up their time, as it simply wouldn’t be possible without you.

Charles Muddle Ltd Scrap Merchants, Evil Eye Security Ltd (cyber security and compliance services)  and Global4 (business technology solutions) for their ongoing support and generosity.

We are fortunate that we have many generous local businesses who are happy to sponsor our events and we ask that you support them when possible. Over the next few weeks each of our sponsors will be given one advertising post on our FACES Facebook page.

*Bell Leisure Swimming Pools. *Daren Beach Carpet Cleaning. *RDA Pest Control and Garden Services. *Cubitt and West Estate Agents. *Toovey’s Auctioneers and Valuers. *Swains Farm Shop and Garden Centre. *Steyning Bookshop. *RH20 Fitness gym, classes and personal training. *CR Therapies Natural Health and Yoga. *Auto Cura vehicle detailing service.  *Investor Build construction. *Taps and Toilets plumbing. *Feel Better Osteopathy.

 Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/faces.ashington or join our FACES WhatsApp group (ask your class rep if you would like to be added)

Below is a list of all the extremely kind businesses that donated prizes to our raffle. Congratulations to everyone that won a prize!

Information will be coming home shortly regarding the FACES school disco which will take place on Thursday 11th January.

FACES are not currently planning a fundraising event for the spring term but if anyone would like to suggest / organise anything then please just get in touch.

Kind regards

Shelley Toovey

On behalf of FACES – Fundraisers of Ashington CE School

Raffle prizes were kindly donated by:

*Cubitt & West, *Heidi’s Cottage Cakery, *The Red Lion, *Washbrooks Farm, *Bocketts Farm, *The Big Plant Nursery, *Golden Plaice, *JumpIn Inflatables Park, *Horsham Golf Club, *Marks & Spencer/BP, *Perform Drama, dance and signing lessons, *Flip Out Trampoline Park, *Amberley Museum,


A group of parents joined together to create a carnival float for this years Ashington Festival.

The theme 100 years of Disney was chosen with the “Up” house and balloons being the float centrepiece.

Ashington pupils were delighted to be awarded first prize and came away with two trophies, a rosette and £100 to be donated to FACES.

If any families would like to be involved in next years procession please get in touch.
















Dear Parents and Carers,
As the end of term is quickly approaching we wanted to email and thank you all for supporting our FACES event on Friday 7th July. We hope that those of you that were able to come had a fun evening and any feedback or suggestions you have for next year's event (or for our upcoming Fireworks event) will be hugely appreciated. 
A massive thank you to the fantastic band, The Other's Brothers who very generously donated their time and talent to us for free. They really were awesome and made the evening extra special. 
Thank you also to the local business who sponsored our stalls including Cubitt & West, Daren Beach Carpet Cleaning, Matt Hodson Electrician, Bell Leisure, Well Adjusted Health, Sussex Timber Co, OJ Motors and RDA Pest Control. 
Thank you to Helen Lee and the team from Ashington Youth Club for bringing some fun games and activities for the children. 
And thank you to all the teachers, school staff and parents that helped on the evening and with the organising. We couldn't do it without you. 
We are delighted to let you know that we raised over £1500 at the event for our school. In addition to this we have donated nearly £200 to Ashington Cougars in return for them organising and running such a fantastic barbecue for us all to enjoy. 

This school year (Sept 2022-July 2023) FACES has paid for, among other things:
A whole school trip to the Pantomime in Crawley
Crackers and presents at Christmas
Musical instruments
Godly Play activities
Classroom furniture
A new school lawnmower
Essential Stationery supplies (pencils, glue sticks etc)

As always we would appreciate it if you are able to join the FACES Facebook group and if you are keen to get involved we also have a Whatsapp group for volunteers. Please email the school office if you would like more details. 
Have a great summer everyone. 
Fundraisers of Ashington CE School 

Sports Day Refreshments

Thank you to all parents and visitors that bought hot drinks and cakes from our sports day refreshments stand yesterday and especially to those that baked as we such such a variety of delicious goodies.

We raised an excellent £219 for FACES.

Thank you also to the parents that helped set up, run and pack away the stall. Unfortunately we did not have any KS1 volunteers this year so we were not able to keep it open during the KS2 sports day.

FACES Fashion Show

On Thursday 23rd March we held our second Travelling Trends Fashion Show event. 

On the same day we invited the children to come to school in their favourite brightly coloured clothes in return for a hamper donation. These hampers were our raffle prizes on the evening and everyone commented on how fantastic they looked. 
Our models on the evening were Leah Jenkins, Heidi Mercer, Claire Sandhu, Ann Walker and Nanja Verkuijl. 
We had a packed out hall for the Fashion Show and the evening was a huge success. Final figures are showing we made nearly £1050 for the school. 

Thank you to everybody that supported this fundraising event. 

Mrs Detrey-Loader and the children would like to say:

Thank you!

A very big thank you to the fabulous volunteers who run FACES who fundraised and supported our music curriculum by purchasing 15 new glockenspiels and a class set of colourful boomwhackers.  Across the school this half term, children have thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with, playing and composing using these wonderful resources.

If you would like to keep up to date with FACES information please consider joining our Facebook group “FACES (Fundraisers of Ashington CE School)”.

We also have a WhatsApp group for parents who are interested in helping to organise or volunteer at school events. If you would like to be added to that please let your Class Rep know.

For more information please contact Shelley Toovey via the school office or your class rep.

Current class reps are:

Reception Class – TBC

Year One – Katie Marsh, Rosalind Pollard

Year Two  – Kathryn Stewart-Vernon
Year Three – Eleanor McMichael
Year Four – Heidi Wilson and Claire Sandhu

Year Five – Jane Smith and Marie Teasdale
Year Six - Ann Walker, Lyndsey Daniel and Jo O’Reilly

If any other Year One, Two or Reception Class parents would be interested in becoming Class Reps please contact me via the school office or our Facebook group as it is always nice to have two (or three) for each class.

Many thanks

Shelley Toovey


Friends of Ashington CE School (FACES) are delighted to have been chosen this year as one of the Co-op’s Local Causes.
If you are already a Co-op member you probably will have received an email asking you to choose your cause for this year.
If you nominate a cause, every time you buy Co-op branded goods over the next year they will donate 1% of what you spend to your community. We would be very grateful if you would consider choosing FACES as your local cause for the upcoming year. https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes

FACES offers opportunities through fundraising, to guide pupils through their first stage of life with the aim of setting them off on the right path. Our fundraising is essential to the school budget, enabling pupils to enjoy treats as well as contributing towards basic and much-needed essentials.

If you are not a Co-op member please consider following this link https://www.coop.co.uk/membership to sign up. 1% may not sound like a huge amount but believe us, this can add to hundreds (even thousands) of pounds. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form and seconds to swipe your membership card when you shop. As well as donating money to your local cause you will also receive 5% of what you spend put back into your own Co-op account. You’ll be surprised how quickly it can add up.

Thank you in advance for your support

PS – Please find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/563334177177605/


“Our Facebook page is a great way of finding out what events are coming up and how you can help, please click on this link. Also we’d love your feedback and suggestions for any future fundraising events.”


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