All pupils are encouraged to help organise and support a range of activities to contribute to local and national charities. In doing so we feel it is important to raise their awareness that there are people in the world less fortunate, and that people’s practical needs can be met.
Normanhurst has a well-established Charity Committee, run by the pupils themselves, to raise funds for worthy local and national causes. Last year pupils supported a number of worthy charities and good causes including WE Day, GROW Project and Dylan’s Story.
Last year the school supported three main charities, these were:
The goal of the Ali’s Gift charity is to give young CF suffered the freedom to experience the world, study, follow their passion and overcome challenges. CLICK HERE to find out more.
David Ashwell Foundation
The David Ashwell foundation aims to raise funds that can be put towards research about the genetics around the rare disease of ACD, and hopefully in the future will provide answers about potential treatments. For more information about the charity and its aims, please CLICK HERE.
United World Schools
This year Normanhurst has been making the future brighter by helping to build a United World School in Cambodia. Along with forty other ISA schools, including fellow Oak-Tree Schools, Normanhurst has pledged to raise funds to set up the first school in the remote community of Pong Tek which will have a transformational impact on the whole community.
Everyone in the village of Pong Tek is currently involved in subsistence agriculture with very few other opportunities available without a basic education. There are over 1000 people living in the village and only around 5% can currently read or write. The ISA-UWS School will be a first for the community and will instantly provide a life changing opportunity for over 230 out-of-school children. UWS have informed the school that the pledges made so far have meant they can move forward with the construction: they have finished the school frame and the first of four classrooms. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Some chosen charities over recent years have been:
- Macmillan Cancer Research
- British Heart Foundation
- Poppy Appeal
- St Thomas of Canterbury Soup Run
- Trussell Trust
- Children with Leukaemia
- Dylan’s Story
- Ali’s Gift
- David Ashwell Foundation
- United World Schools in Cambodia
- And many more…