The School supports a number of local, national and international charities and community service projects. Last year we raised over £40,000 through a range of fundraising events such as: Battle of the Bands, a First Year Toy Appeal Fun Run, the annual festive stalls and activities.
The Commission supports national campaigns such as Children in Need, Sports Relief and Comic Relief, as well as local charities, for example: Clic Sargent, The Honeypot Children's Charity, Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association and Wessex Cancer Trust. Throughout the year students are always encouraged to put forward new ideas.
Charities supported by the school have included: Romania Shoe Boxes, Macmillan Cancer, Christian Aid, Downs Syndrome, Children in Need , Cancer Research UK, Make a Wish, Lucy’s Day out, Naomi House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Trussell Trust Charity, Wessex Heartbeat, Southampton Voluntary Services Charity, Southampton City Mission, Genetic Disorders, SAFA, and Over the Wall. Some of these we regularly support and others are suggested by pupils who have associations.
There are several ongoing Community Service projects in the school which are also supported by fundraising. These include The Sholing Partnership, an annual Summer Camp for young carers and the Goedgedacht Project in South Africa.
Both the Lower and Upper School Charities Commissions work extremely hard throughout the year to ensure that all the events are carefully planned and successfully run and an impressive £40,000 was raised last year. This is only possible through the hard work and dedication of the volunteers and the tremendous support of the whole school community.
If you are interested in joining us, the Lower School Charities Commission meets every Wednesday lunchtime and is open to all First to Fourth Year students. The Upper School Charities Commission meets every Tuesday lunchtime and is open to members of the Fifth Year and Sixth Form.
New volunteers are always welcome.
For further information please contact Miss McGinn.