Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School

Helping Hands

Barkston Ash Helping Hands is a registered charity (RCN 1169761) that fundraises on behalf of Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School in order to enhance the learning and experience of the pupils at the school.

Three trustees represent our members:Lindsay Watson, ChairKate Murray, SecretaryNicola Taylor, TreasurerWe have a thriving membership of parents and friends who support our fundraising ideas and get involved with a variety of events and 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 and telephone numbers. Additionally, we also have “Year Representatives” for each year group. The idea of this role is to enable better communication and a more personal connection between Helping Hands and parents within each year group. Parents and friends directly involved with each year group on a day to day basis have the opportunity to speak to someone they know well with their views, ideas and suggestions. Our current Year Representatives are:


Reception                    Sarah Jollands

Year 1                          Tim Los-Herringshaw

Year 2                          Karla Tindell-Riley

Year 3                          Rita Reid

Year 4                          Michelle Radi

Year 5                          Sarah Stoney

Year 6                          Louise Bird


If you would like to get involved with Helping Hands fundraising in any way or have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please contact the trustees on We’d be happy to hear from you!


Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre on Sunday 28th November was a fantastic event where lots of fun was had by all!  A huge thank you to all of the stall holders, including the Young Apprentices, and volunteers.  Thank you to all of the companies that donated items too.  We had a brilliant time and the day was made even more special when Santa brought the snow with him!  



5th December 2022

Christmas Wreath Making


27th November 2022 - Christmas Fayre

Bags for the Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre Raffle Prizes


9th November 2022 Meeting



14th October 2022 - Disco Night

Helping Hands Disco Poster


14th September 2022



15th July 2022 - Summer BBQ

Barkston Ash Helping Hands Summer BBQ 2022

The Great Barkston Bake Off 2022

Summer BBQ 2022 - Raffle Prizes


17th June 2022

Break the rules day

8th June 2022 Meeting




20th May 2022 - Sponsored Bounce

Sponsored Bounce 2022 Poster

Sponsored Bounce Sponsorship Form 2022


18th May 2022 - Annual General Meeting


Nomination form


1st April 2022 - Family Bingo Night

Family Bingo Night Flyer

8th March 2022 - 7.30pm Helping Hands General Meeting



11th February 2022 - Movie Night

Movie night poster


18th January 2022 – 7.30pm Helping Hands General Meeting


January 2022 Treasurer's Report



1st December 2021 – 7pm – Christmas Wreath Making Evening. Book using the link



London Road, Barkston Ash, Nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9PS

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