Houses do a huge amount of fundraising throughout the year. Recent efforts have included, but are definitely not limited to, the following:
Raised in the region of £1,200, which was split between Cancer research and three families in Indonesia.
Raised £5,600 for The Love of Christ Ministries, South Africa.
216 boxes sent off to ‘Samaritans Purse appeal’ (shoe boxes filled with goodies as Christmas presents for disadvantaged children abroad).
Money raised through the main house charity event of the year, ‘South House Colour Run’ was divided between five charities including: Just a Drop; Momentum and Beyond Ourselves.
Doughnut sales raised further money for a new project that Beyond Ourselves are running in Zambia to try to improve the lives of women specifically and the ‘penny tube’ in matron’s room continues to raise small donations throughout the year.
Christmas Candy Cane Appeal for the charity CHICKS: £26.66
Sixth Formers held a concert for the Sixth Form in aid of Tsunamis relief charity and EnKI, raising nearly £200.
A cake sale was held for EnKI and £280 was donated to decorate a hall that West House helped fund construction of previously (through our ‘Cookathon’ and Ready, Steady Cook’ Competition) at the Ronda school, Kenya. Proceeds will also go towards our continuing sponsorship of one of the school’s pupils, Auma Melvin.
We joined with Loveday to undertake a 10km sponsored walk, bringing together pupils, families (and their dogs!!) from both Houses to raise money for our respective charities. Families raised a minimum of £10 as part of the walk and special charity walk t-shirts were also be on sale before the event. West dedicated funds from this charity walk to CHICKS and EnKI.
Recently we collected loose change in a collection box for the victims of Haiti and were able to send a modest donation of £20. This is perhaps a charity that we will hope to give more support to in the future alongside our on-going support of our House charity EnKI.