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

What exactly is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a fantastic way to get the Government to increase your donations to the Friends of Tetherdown by 25% at no extra cost to you.

How it works

Gifts (donations) from UK taxpayers to formal charities (like the Friends of Tetherdown) qualify for ‘Gift Aid’, which is a mechanism by which, for every £1 you give to the Friends of Tetherdown, we can claim 25p from HMRC.

It won’t cost you a single penny more, but it will go towards enhancing your child’s educational experience at Tetherdown!

What do I have to do?

When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not your are a UK taxpayer. 

Donations can be made through ParentMail when buying any Friends of Tetherdown event tickets. There will be a Gift Aid box for you to enable, as part of the payment process. Once you enable the Gift Aid box, we can claim Gift Aid on that specific amount – it’s that simple! Alternatively, you can complete the Gift Aid Declaration form available here to allow the Friends of Tetherdown to reclaim Gift Aid.


Parents will also be able to ‘top up’ with a donation on Friends of Tetherdown payment items bought via ParentMail as the donations check box will also be enabled. For example a ticket may cost £10, but you can pay more by adding a donation.**Any donation made in addition to the original cost price is voluntary**

By increasing what you pay with your donation, Gift Aid can be applied to the ENTIRE AMOUNT, e.g your ticket costs £10, you donate an additional £5.00 the Friends of Tetherdown can claim Gift Aid on £15.

For further information about Gift Aid please get in touch using the details below.

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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