Good Causes and Charities

Here is some information about the various good causes and charities in the parish of Nassington, or which directly support people who live in and visit the village.

Friends of Nassington School - Charity Number: 1036954
Friends of Nassington School, known as ‘FONS’, is a group of parents who get together once or twice a term to discuss ways they can raise money for our school with the aim of enhancing our children’s learning and providing some vital resources which are not available in the school’s general budget. 
The monies raised pay for the Christmas Panto Trip, coaches for school trips, books, music DVDs, and each classroom teacher have a £300 yearly fund to spend in creative ways to support the children with extra fun activities! 

There are many ways to help support FONS... 

My School Lottery – Visit yourschoollottery.co.uk, search for ‘Nassington’. You can boost School Funds whilst potentially winning cash prizes yourself! 

Smile @ Amazon – Every time you buy online either search for Smile.Amazon.co.ukand find Nassington School OR search the Amazon App – find ‘gifting & charity’ on the menu, select Smile and Nassington School! A small donation will be sent to FONS every time you buy. 

Clothes/textiles bank – Please donate next time you have a clear out – located in the school car park! 

Easy-fundraising – Download the Easy Fundraising App, click on the retailer you wish to shop with and shop as usual. The Retailer provides a small donation! 
Match funding – Do you work for a company that can match-fund any of our events? Please ask your company – it’s an easy way to raise cash fast. 
nassingtonschool.org.uk/people-in-school/friends-of-nassington-school
Lady Mildmay Apprenticing Charity

The charity was established in 1912 to assist apprentices from Nassington with equipment and expenses 'to enable them to earn their own living'. Its terms were later widened to include students on apprenticeships, courses of Further or Higher Education or in full-time training leading to a vocational qualification.  Guidance to applicants is published in the Newsletter each summer, and the closing date is 30 September.

The charity has an income from dividends of between £120 and £140 a year.  In 2010, in order to preserve funds for the long-term, the Trustees decided to cap the total annual expenditure at £300.  If our income depended solely on the dividends we could not continue supporting our young people to this extent, but we have benefited from several donations from villagers and, thanks to their generosity, over the last ten years we have been able to make grants to thirty-six Nassington students to assist them in buying books and equipment.

Should you wish to make a donation, do get in touch with Gill Rowe via mildmay@nassington.org.uk who will be very happy to advise you!
Nassington Pre-school - Registered Charity No: 1172148
The preschool is an Ofsted rated outstanding facility that offers a provision which is welcoming, friendly and provides a homely environment. This will in turn stimulate the interests and experiences and impact the learning of the child, by offering child led activities such as a self-choosing atmosphere within our indoor and outdoor space.

The charges made to parents and income from government early years provision does not cover the costs of running the pre-school, so the provision relies on fund-raising and donations.
nassingtonpreschool.com
Nassington Heart Safe Community: Charity number: 1196702
We are committed to creating an environment in which people in our community are aware of cardio-vascular health, what to do in the event of heart attack or cardiac arrest and that anyone experiencing a cardiac arrest has the best chance of survival and good outcome
www.nassingtonheartsafecommunity.org
The Nassington Village Hall Trust  Charity number: 1195086
The trustees provide a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of the parish of Nassington without distinction of political religious or other opinions including use for meetings lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life.
nassington.org.uk/village-hall
Oundle Community First Responders Charity number: 1110585
OCFR is a voluntary organisation reliant upon donations for its funding.
Giving valuable assistance to the East Midlands Ambulance Service, providing vital support to patients within the first few minutes of a medical emergency and ongoing support until the arrival of the emergency ambulance.
There is a donation button on its website and details of giftaid too.
www.ocfr.co.uk
Oundle and District Care Charity number: 1052519
Money is spent to help the sick and infirmed in the area. We also purchase medical equipment for local doctors' surgeries and make grants to charities providing healthcare locally - Hospital at Home, Air Ambulances, Cancer Care Services, Sue Ryder Hospice, Oundle First Responders, Northants Blind Association etc.
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