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Friends of Ashleigh (F.O.A.)

Welcome to the Friends of Ashleigh (FOA) section of our website.


Our parents, teachers and friends association is called Friends of Ashleigh (F.O.A.). It raises much needed funds for the children in our school. Support is always welcomed and very much appreciated. They make a tremendous difference to our facilities, for example their money paid for our wonderful greenhouses and garden area.  Our project for 2017/18 is to improve the playground provison and we have had some fantastic ideas.  We are aiming to raise £10,000 and will be holding some fantastic events! Parent helpers are always welcome in school. Please see the office or contact us via our Facebook page for more details.


Chair : Sarah Baker

Vice Chair : Anne Crook

Treasurer: Angela Margerison

Secretary: Brian Carr


Friends of Ashleigh are looking forward to 2017/18 and continuing to plan lots of new and established events. We are always on the look out for new members and even if you can't make it to every meeting, we would appreciate any time, donations and ideas you may have.


We are currently using where you can register with their website. The cause is Ashleigh Primary School, Darwen. The stores you shop with will donate offers to the school. All the main shops are available through their website.


We also have some spectacular merchandise on sale in school. They are of a very high standard and great value for money. Samples are on display in the Office Entrance.


Water Bottles - £3.00

Erasers - £2.00

Pencils - 50p

Mugs - £3.00

Rulers - £1.00



Facebook: Friends of Ashleigh Community


Twitter: @FriendsAshleigh




Please keep in touch, we are open to fund raising ideas and are always on the look out for new members/volunteers. Your help would be very much appreciated.


Please remember that all money raised will go back into projects beneficial to our children, such as upgrading our school playground, waterproof playsuits for EYFS, Trim Trail, transport costs for trips, school book bags, lunch time resources, sports kits and much more.





Easter Bingo

Our Easter Bingo was held on Friday 31st March and was a huge success.  We had a fantastic evening and raised lots of money to enhance our children's experience at Ashleigh.  We had over 120 people and everyone left with lots of chocolate and smiling faces!


Our next meeting is on Wednesday 27th September in Function Room on Watery Lane @ 7pm.  We will be doing lots of planning for our fantastic Autumn term events and would really love to see some new faces.

Everyone welcome!


Our next event

Our next event will be our Halloween School Disco which will be held on Wednesday 25th October.   

We will be having a pumpkin carving competition for infants and juniors with some fantastic prizes as well as sweeties, biscuits and drinks to keep us refreshed!  Its going to be Spooktacular!!!!!

Full information will be published soon in the school Newsletter, a letter home and on the website.  We will be asking for a £1 donation towards refreshments and any money left over will be put straight into FOA funds to improve the playground.


Friends of Ashleigh Email Contact

Please use the form below to make contact with Friends of Ashleigh (FOA). During term time, we will try to respond as quickly as possible, usually within 48 hours.

Previous Events run by FOA

Previous Events run by FOA 1
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Christmas Fair 2016



Our Christmas Fair was a huge success.  We had Father Christmas with his reindeer, yummy food, stalls, crafts....lots of fun for all of the family!


We raised a huge amount of money towards school funds and everyone had a truly magical time!


Summer Fair 2016 - here are some pictures of last years fantastic event!