School Association Web Page
School Association Web Page
Welcome to the Wickham Market School Association (WMSA) Web page.
All parents, carers, guardians and staff are welcome to attend our meetings and share their ideas with us. Please don’t be shy, we would love to see you there.
What Does The School Association Do?
We are a fundraising committee (and registered charity), aiming to raise funds that benefit every single student in the school. We are passionate about our school and helping to improve the resources and facilities for our children during a time when school budgets are tighter than ever.
This year we are raising funds to replace the school fort, a new interactive whiteboard as well as items for each class..
We are always looking for new fundraising ideas and opportunities, but we already raise money through the following fun events and initiatives:
- Summer Fair
- Christmas Shopping Afternoon
- Bake Sales
- Car Boot Sales
- Christmas Calendars
- Easy Fundraising
- Termly School Discos
- End of term Raffles
Check out the School Association Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/THEWMSA/ which is regularly updated with our latest events, money raised and help requests.
The current Members of the PTA are:
Joint Chair: Kay Brundell (Community Link)
Joint Chair: Gemma Potter (School Link)
Vice Chair: Amanda Allen
Secretary: Alison Calvesbert-Rearden
Joint Treasurers: Caroline Boon and Carly Churchyard
PTA Members: Jo Harris (Teacher) , Joanne Deaves, Suey Hallett, Mrs Helen Murray (Headteacher) Laura King, Meme Rose, Alex Humphrey (Teacher) , Alison Blaken, Anna O’Neill.
If you have any questions, you can talk to any School Association Committee member. Grab us in the playground for a chat when you see us.
How can you help?
We appreciate that everyone leads busy lives. We don’t need a commitment to attend every meeting or event. Any time or support that anyone can give is gladly welcomed. Here are a few ideas of what you can do:
Help at events
We ask for help via the Wickham Market School Association Facebook page leading up to events. We really appreciate all our helpers. Thank you!
Do you work for an employer who will match fund? If so please contact us. It can increase our fund raising considerably. You may be surprised that your employer does offer such a thing and it helps enormously so please ask – it’s often just filling in a form.
Do you work for an organisation or run a business yourself and would consider sponsoring an event? We are always looking for sponsors.
Do you work for a retailer who can offer us discount or a raffle prize? We'd love to hear from you.
Anyone can sign up for this online at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wickhammarketsa/
It’s a great site where you can help Wickham Market School Association raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping! Over 3,500 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S.
Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £20M has been raised for causes just like us so far.
Perhaps you have a particular set of skills that could help us? Donating time is invaluable. Are you a handyperson? Gardener? Entertainer? Chef? The list is endless! We would love to put your skills to good use.
Lastly, but most importantly…
We couldn’t do any of this without YOU. Thank you So much for attending our events and supporting us.