How you can 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 6 weekly meetings which are advertised on the EPFA Events page.  There is no obligation to attend every meeting.  The EPFA meetings are normally held in the KS2 Hall on Thursday’s at 7:30pm, accessed via the main school reception and last 1 to 2 hours.  The EPFA welcome all new members and you can say as much or as little as you want.

You can also become a member by e-mailing contactepfa@gmail.com and provide the following details:

 Name
 Phone Number
 E-mail Address
 Your connection to the school

Volunteer You can join our volunteer database; this will include you on mailings for major events to request your time to help out.  There is no obligation to help every time, but being able to e-mail volunteers is more efficient for the EPFA and cheaper (as we have to pay per ParentMail communication).  You can ask to be taken off at any time.  Your e-mail address will only be accessible by EPFA elected members.

To be added to the volunteer database e-mail contactepfa@gmail.com and provide the following details:

 Name
 Phone Number
 E-mail Address

Alternatively, respond to requests to help at individual EPFA events by completing return slips received via Parent Mail or Book bags.

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.

Sign up to easyFundraising This costs you nothing but raises money for the EPFA.

 Go to: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/engayneprimary
 Sign up
 Bookmark the page
 Each time you shop online search for the retailer through the easyFundraising page and navigate to the retailers 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 contactepfa@gmail.com.
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 parents 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:

Abbey National
Asda
Aviva
BAA
Bank of England
Barclays Bank
Bayer Plc
British Gas
Booker Plc
Boots
Bradford & Bingley
BT
B&Q
Cable & Wireless
Clifford Chance
Camelot
Centrica
Co-operative
Cornhill Insurance
Credit Suisse
Debenhams
DHL
HSBC
J Sainsbury
Kelloggs
Legal & General
Littlewoods PLC
Lloyds Bank
Marks & Spencers
National Grid
NatWest
Norwich Union
Reuters Holdings
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal London Mutual Ins
Stagecoach
Tesco Plc
The One Account
Unilever
W H Smith
Woolwich Plc
Yorkshire

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.

Attend Events Look out for events publicised via:

 Parentmail
 Letters via bookbags
 EPFA notice boards (One on the corner of Severn Drive and Humber Drive, the second at the entrance of KS1)
 EPFA Facebook Page

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.