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DONATIONS FUNDED BY HPSA
The new keyboard and 30 glockenspiels that HPSA funded, have arrived at the school. HPSA has already agreed to raise £8000 by the end of the Summer Term, to go towards a Junior Outdoor Gym Trail. The Gym Trail will be used for PE lessons as well as for at lunchtimes.
We're really pleased to say that we help fund the school minibus for school trips and transport.
The minibus has been hired on a 3 year lease and we part fund it with the school.
Outdoor classroom project
Our major fundraising project the outdoor classroom project has now started.
The plumbing has been completed and the polytunnel and raised beds have been built. In addition new picnic tables have arrived.
If you ever wish to shop on Amazon please don't forget to go to smile.amazon.co.uk and search for Hawkedon Primary School Association. This way HPSA will get a percentage of their sale as a donation from Amazon.
Help us raise money next time you want to buy clothing labels using Stikins.
We get 30% commission for every order placed using our unique code at checkout 9152.
Visit the Stikins website to find out more and buy some labels.
Register at The Giving Machine website and select Hawkedon Primary School Association as your beneficiary to earn money for your school when purchasing items from stores such as Amazon, Next, eBay, Tesco and many more.
Stamptastic clothing and belongings name stamps - help us raise money
Help us raise money next time you need buy a name stamp using Stamptastic.
We get a commission for every order placed using our unique code at checkout RG63AP.
Visit the Stamptastic website to find out more and buy a stamp.
YAY! We are going to have our FREE Banner for Summer Fayre! If you want to have one for yourself please click on the link below.
HPSA is sorry but the following events have been cancelled: Krispy Kreme Donuts on 20th March, Easter Egg Hunt on 3rd April, Car Boot Sale on 3rd May.
Hawkedon Primary School Association
Registered Charity No. 1167055
Hawkedon Primary School Association (HPSA) is Hawkedon's PTA. We fundraise to provide additional experiences and resources to benefit the children at Hawkedon.
Below you will find information on upcoming events and other ways you can help us fundraise. Please get in touch if you have any suggestions or want to get involved.
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Thank you to everyone who joined our AGM 2020. We would like to welcome all the new volunteers stepping into committee and assistant roles.
We look forward to working with you and developing some of the great fundraising ideas shared at the meeting.
We'd also like to thank everyone who participated in our Bags2School collection.
Bags2School came on Friday and gave us a cheque for £194, which is really great!!!!
Also Don't forget to check our Brand new Event - The Virtual Balloon Race. Get more details about the Balloon Race by clicking on the tab below.
We held our first ever virtual balloon race in August, and we had 50 balloons join from HPSA supporters alongside lots of balloons from other charities (including other Earley PTAs). This raised over £120. Unfortunately, none of the HPSA balloons won the big race but we were able to offer a £20 gift voucher to the winning HPSA balloon (who kindly donated half of that back to HPSA).
We have joined with other charities to take part in a 7- day Virtual Balloon Race on
8th August, 2020
Our next brand new event is a virtual balloon race. For £3 you can purchase a virtual balloon, and customise its appearance, Helium and rubber thickness and participate with other charities on a balloon race over the Sahara.
As it's all virtual it is Eco-Friendly. There are some great prizes on offer (1st prize £500), and in addition HPSA will donate a small prize to the balloon raising funds for HPSA that goes the furthest. Details of the Balloon Race are available at
Please continue to read for full details.
How do I take part?
• Purchase a balloon at Buy Balloons for £3
• Personalise the balloon - add text, colour & pattern
• Get technical if you want - adjust helium content & rubber thickness
The race is taking off from Timbuktu, on 8 August 2020 and lasts for 7 days. You can watch your balloon racing on the website! Numbers of balloons are not limited - You can buy as many as you like. Perhaps buy one as a gift for someone you're missing and thinking about?
For each balloon entered, HPSA will receive £2.38, so you will be raising funds for HPSA plus having fun.
Ecoracing is a totally eco-friendly Virtual Balloon Race, based on real time and real weather data. You can track the balloons on Google Maps through the website to see how your balloon is doing.
You will be competing against the entrants from all charities in the race. At the end of the race,the winners will receive a prize;
1st place - £500
2nd place - iPad
3rd place - 10 lucky winners of £10 book tokens
NB. To meet with gambling restrictions the winner will also have to answer a skills question.
Thank You to everyone who came to the HPSA Quiz Night. A parent team won and this raised approximately £200. We are really grateful to Mrs Parfitt for being our quiz master and for coming up with such great questions.
HPSA would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations to our Summer Fayre and online auction.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Summer Fayre but hope to have an online auction once further lockdown restrictions are lifted.
We wish all our supporting businesses and families well during this difficult time, and hope you are all staying safe.
4 kingdoms Adventure Park
Alpine snow sports
Atmosphere Trampoline Park
Beechdown Health & Fitness Club
Captured moment photography
Chobham Adventure Farm
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Jojo Maman Bebe
Neil Palmer Photography
Oakwood Climbing Centre
The Snow Centre
Thames river cruises
Wellington country park
Woburn Safari Park
Christmas Fayre Update
The Christmas Fayre made approximately £4400, and we hope everyone had a great time.
Thank you to all those you came to our AGM on 10th October 2019. It was lovely to see so many people there. Mr O’Shea gave us some ideas for projects we may want to fund this year, and we elected our new committee.
Chair: Caroline Poll
Vice Chair: Kim Prior
Secretary: Amanda McGuinness
Treasurer: Sarah Bullion, assisted by Tim Andrews & Nick Howard
We would welcome anyone wanting to shadow/learn from the current committee. We will need a new secretary in a year’s time and many of the team now have children in their last couple of years here, so we need some new members with fresh ideas and enthusiasm to take HPSA forward.
Hawkedon is a large school with over 630 pupils. Please don’t just assume that someone else will help. Even if you don't have a lot of time to spare to attend regular committee meetings, then just 1 hour helping at an event, or doing some shopping or photocopying for us can really make a difference.
Car Boot Sale Update
A big thanks to everyone who took part in Car Boot Sale on 6th October. We are pleased to announce that with our combined efforts we were able to raise £260.
Summer Fayre Update
We would like to thank everyone who came and supported our Summer Fayre in June 2019. We raised over £3,300 at this event, and this money is going towards the projects that HPSA funds, including the outdoor gym trail.
Easter Treasure Hunt Update
We'd like to thank everyone who came along and supported the Easter Egg Hunt at the end of the Spring Term. Thanks to all the helpers who helped hide and giving out eggs - we couldn’t have done it without you. We raised approximately £250, and we hope you all had fun.
In the autumn term 2019, HPSA donated £8000 towards the new Junior Outdoor Gym Equipment. The Gym Equipment will be used for PE lessons, and there are enough stations for a whole class to use equipment in pairs. Staff may also supervise children on the equipment at lunchtimes.
Donations in 2018-2019 Academic Year
In the academic year 2018-2019, HPSA funded a new keyboard and 30 glockenspiels for music lessons, and donated towards the minibus lease for another year and Christmas activities for each year group.
Save the Dates!!
- Sunday 3rd May car Boot Sale. 9am seller’s, 10am buyers.
- on Saturday 4th July
HPSA presents CAR BOOT SALE on Sunday - 3rd May, 2020
At HAWKEDON PRIMARY SCHOOL, HAWKEDON WAY, LOWER EARLEY, RG6 3AP
SELLERS – 9.00AM BUYERS – 10.00AM
ENDS – 12:00 (Noon)
CARS - £5 VANS or trailers - £10
No need to pre-book!
BUYERS: ADMISSION BY DONATION (Car Parking £1)
Any queries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately no dogs or smoking are permitted on school grounds.
Any gazebos must be secured with weighted feet.
All proceeds will go towards HPSA fund-raising projects.