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Parents  »  Helping Hands PFA

BA Helping Hands is a registered charity with 3 trustees representing their members:

Georgina Ashton, Chair
Lindsay Watson, Secretary
Donna Wilson, Treasurer

We having a thriving membership of Parents and Friends who support our fundraising ideas and get involved with a variety of events and fundraising activities throughout the school year. If you are not a member, please email for a membership form or ask at the school office. It is a simple form, but due to the constraints of GDPR and the requirements of the Charities Commission, we do need you to complete this information with a signature. We only hold on file email addresses.  We currently have over 50 members (Sept 18)

NEW FOR SEPT 2018 – We are looking to appoint “Class and/or Year Representatives” from the start of the academic year, so that we can widen our networking opportunities as well as gain the views and ideas of parents and friends directly involved with each class/year group on a day to day basis. The idea of this role is to enable better communication and more personal between the PFA and parents within each year group.  At the first meeting of the academic year, the following parents were willing to get involve with the roles as follows:


Reception                   Rita Reid

Year 1                         Michelle Radi

Year 2                         Kate Eccles

Year 3                         Louise Bird

Year 4                         Nicki Sowden

Year 5                         Kate Williams

Year 6                         Sarah Webber


If you would like to get involved in one of these positions, or receive our meeting agendas and minutes, please contact the Chair at georginaashton@outlook.com.

Our Annual General Meeting is held in May of each year with general meetings held on a half termly basis, as follows for 2018/19.

Thursday 13 Sept 2018, Tuesday 13 November 2018, Thursday 17 January 2019, Tuesday 12 March, Thursday 9 May, Tuesday 18 June 2019

All meetings are held at either The Ash Tree, Barkston Ash or The Rockingham Arms, Towton with the exception of the AGM which is held at the school. We look forward to seeing you there.