The Downlands Association is made up of a combination of dedicated parents and staff who work as a team to raise funds to enhance the school environment. Every student benefits from the fundraising efforts of the Downlands Association and in the past year new table tennis tables, picnic tables have been financed by them. This year we are delighted to have been able to donate to the school £20,000 towards the exciting amphitheatre (Hassocks Outdoor Performance Space) which will be built next year.
Every year we organise a Christmas Market at the end of November and a Summer Fayre in June. On top of that we provide refreshments for school events from Gig Night to school productions.
A simple way of helping us raise money is to shop via easyfundraising at this link: Easyfundraising for Downlands! Every penny counts!
Whether you would like to join the main organising committee or just offer your assistance for selected events, please contact the school (Nicki Burston on firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in getting involved. All parents are automatically a member of the DSA so please pop along to one of our meetings – everyone is welcome!
Christmas Market 2018
Thank you everyone – we raised over £4000!
Summer Fayre 2018
We – with your help – raised over £6000 for the new amphitheatre – thank you for helping make it another special event!
Chair of the Downlands School Association
If you would like to raise money just by shopping on line, please consider ordering through Easyfundraising
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Summer Fayre 2017
The summer fayre was a resounding success and despite the weather turning decidely chilly many people came along for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. A very big thank you to our huge team of volunteers who made the Fayre possible!
Christmas Market 2016
Thank you to everyone who came along and everyone who pitched in to help – it was a fantastic morning and we raised a fabulous £2900 for the school. We still have the Christmas Raffle tickets on sale – the draw is Wednesday 14 December – with a Link 810 Intel Atom 32GB 3G 8″ Windows 10 Tablet up for grabs as well as many other prizes.