Fundraising through shopping!


Shop Online, Raise Funds and get Great Deals and Discounts

"It works in a similar way to nectar, when you shop you raise a donation for your cause. It's as simple as that! 

You can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself!

These donations really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It only takes a moment. 

It’s completely FREE to register and you won’t pay a penny more for your shopping when you use the easyfundraising site. In fact you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers offer discounts, special offers and even 'e-vouchers' exclusive to easyfundraising.

If you shop online anyway then why not raise valuable extra funds for us by using this fantastic scheme. All you need to do is visit and when you register, select Chestnut Playgroup, Linton as the organisation you wish to support.  At the moment using this link could earn Chestnut Playgroup a bonus £5. 

Then, everytime you want to shop online, log onto your easyfundraising account first, select the shop you want and order your goods as normal.  easyfundraising will automatically link your purchase and donate the money to playgroup. We just see the donation amount on our account so all purchase information is confidential.

Amazon Smile


We can now also raise money directly through AmazonSmile, as well as through easyfundraising. This is the direct link to our account with AmazonSmile: or search for Chestnut Playgroup.

AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using an iPhone or Android devices. When you have activated AmazonSmile in the app, every eligible purchase will automatically generate a donation for your organisation. Simply shop with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to Chestnut Playgroup at no extra cost.

Easyfundraising - Click here
Amazon Smile -
or turn Amazonsmile ON in the mobile app

Our Committee



The committee are the management team of the playgroup; acting as employer for the staff, promoting and supporting the playgroup through PR, fundraising and events, managing the financial accounts, managing admissions, and ensuring that above all, we meet the legal and regulatory requirements for the playgroup. Our Committee is supported by our Administrator.

We are a voluntary group of parents and carers who either have children currently attending, that have previously attended or our due to attend the playgroup.  Everyone brings their own set of skills and ideas. Committee members can be mums, dads, grandparents, or carers, but can also be people from the local community who have an interest in the playgroup. We welcome new members at any time of the year. You can join as a general member or volunteer to be a part of our fundraising team, and help out with events where possible. We meet once every half term for a committee meeting. Please feel free to join us at any meeting to see what the committee entails.


You can contact the committee by sending your enquiry through the 'Contact Us' section of this website, or by sending an email to, or for events on  

Alternatively, you can write to us at the playgroup address.  Please mark the envelope 'For the attention of the Committee'.

Current Committee Members


Kerri Westlake (Chair & Secretary)

Emily Edgar (Policies Officer)

Fran Pollard (Treasurer)

Emily Steele (Health and Safety Officer) 

Jo Paintin (Head of Fundraising & Staff Liaison Officer)

Cailan Thomas (Ofsted Contact)

As a charity, fundraising is really important to Chestnut Playgroup.  In addition to the fundraising events that we do throughout the year, here is another way that you can help our playgroup when you shop or search online.  It's really easy.