Friends of Tetherdown Fundraising
Events, such as the Winter Fair and the Summer Fair, are some of the Friends of Tetherdown's biggest sources of income. They are also great fun, and your participation in them is a key ingredient of their success. Please look out for upcoming events in the school newsletter or on our events page.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme available to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). It means charities can claim extra money from HMRC. 

Friends of Tetherdown is the name of Tetherdown School’s PSA (Parent Staff Association) and is a registered charity (Registered charity No. 1054520) run by parent volunteers. Donating through Gift Aid means Friends of Tetherdown can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate provided you have paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds. This means Gift Aid can increase the value of your donations by 25%, so you can give even more to the causes you care about.

Gift Aid is important for charities like Friends of Tetherdown, as potentially hundreds of pounds extra go to the charity each time an eligible tax payer donates which contributes toward enhancing your child’s educational experience at Tetherdown. 

You can make a gift aid donation each time you make a purchase from the Friends of Tetherdown Shop here.

Match Funding - The Easy way to raise money for your school

So, what is matched funding? It’s when one group raises money and another group agrees to match the amount that’s been raised – or a percentage of the amount raised.It’s really simple - If you work for an organisation that has a match funding policy, any money you raise through fundraising for a registered charity such as the Friends of Tetherdown, could be matched by your employer. click this document for further information and this for a list of Match Funding companies.

The Giving Machine

When shopping online please use TheGivingMachine or the Shop&Give app. It costs you nothing as the money received by the school is paid by the retailer, not you. (TheGivingMachine is a not-for-profit organisation.) By using this free service we can raise a substantial amount of money for the school, so please select Friends of Tetherdown as your charity and remember to access all your usual stores through TheGivingMachine portal.

Download the Shop&Give App:   Apple iTunes     

Where does the money go?
In recent years the money raised by the Friends of Tetherdown has funded playground development, a canopy for the Reception playground, renewal of school computers, learning resources, books, school trips and much more.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As you may be aware the General Data Protection Regulation is in force. 

Friends of Tetherdown collects and holds certain personal data that you provide us

Our Privacy Notice explains more clearly what we collect, hold and share, and the reasons why, which includes how long we store your personal data. Our privacy notice also reflects your rights under GDPR. If you have any further questions please read the Friends of Tetherdown Privacy Notice here for guidance.

Get in touch

We welcome new ideas for social events and fundraising initiatives. We're also happy to answer any questions you have regarding the activities of the Friends of Tetherdown. Please contact Mia at

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