'What you did for the least of my brethren you did unto me' Matthew 25:40
Throughout the year, our students and staff engage in a number of fundraising events to benefit our chosen charities. The charities that are being supported this academic year 2017-18 are:
Macmillan - The prep school children invited their Grandparents on a tour of the school and then ask them to join and support our PFA who were selling cakes, coffee, and tea in aid of Macmillan Cancer’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.’
Macmillan knows how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. They are here to support and help those affected take back some control in their life. From help with money worries and advice about work to someone who will listen if people just want to talk. Please click the following link for more information www.macmillan.org.uk
Womankind Worldwide -Year 11 student Anna-Grethe Schwartz shaved her head to raise money for this charity.
Womankind is a global women’s rights organisation working in solidarity and equal partnership with women’s rights organisations and movements to transform the lives of women. Their vision is of a just world where the rights of all women are respected, valued and realised. Please click the following link for more information www.womankind.org.uk
The Trussell Trust Foodbank - P6 pupils presented a Harvest Assembly where the food donated by pupils, parents and staff for The Trussell Trust Foodbank was displayed.
The Trussell Trust runs many food banks across the UK, they partner with local communities to help stop UK hunger. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of food banks provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing a crisis in the UK. In 2016/17, they gave 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis. Please click the following link for more information www.trusselltrust.org
RBL Poppy Appeal – All pupils were given the opportunity to purchase their poppies through the school for the RBL.
The Royal British Legion is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families, and dependents. Please click the following link for more information www.britishlegion.org.uk
Save the Children Fund – Children were encouraged to wear their Christmas Jumpers in school and all who did kindly made a donation to ‘Save the Children Fund.'
Save the Children Fund, is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. It was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, healthcare, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. Please click the following link for more information www.savethechildren.org.uk
Father Hudson's – Money was raised from some of the proceeds collected after our Christmas Carol service. During the Spring Term, our prep school pupils will be collecting money in their collection boxes for Father Hudson’s Good Shepherd Appeal.
Father Hudson's is the Social Care Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham; their aim is to offer help and support to people in need, improving their quality of life. Please click the following link for more information www.fatherhudsons.org.uk
CAFOD – Funds will be raised by our senior students who will give up one of their Friday lunchtimes during Lent, and join their form teacher and friends in eating a simple bread and cheese lunch.The purpose of the lunch is to eat simply and in solidarity with those less fortunate. The money usually spent on a school lunch or lunch brought from home can be given up in exchange for some bread and cheese and this, in turn, will help the poor through the work of CAFOD.
CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. They are an international charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. They stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners, they help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential. Please click the following link for more information https://cafod.org.uk
LEPRA –In the Summer Term our students will be taught how to Street Dance and for this they will donate their pocket money to LEPRA.
LEPRA is a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. This disease affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities. Due to fear and lack of knowledge, there are over 3 million people across the world living with undiagnosed leprosy and every day the disease causes more damage to their health, livelihood and future. More than 600 people are diagnosed and start treatment each day, over 50 of these are children. LEPRA work directly with communities in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique to find, diagnose and rehabilitate children, women and men affected by leprosy. Please click the following link for more information www.lepra.org.uk