Charities

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 Ali’s Gift, United World Schools and the David Ashwell Foundation.

Chairperson Aaminah
Vice Bryony

The three charities we are supporting this year are:

Young Minds

We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.

Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health.

https://youngminds.org.uk/

Afasic

How your money helps:

With the help and generosity of members, friends and supporters who make a donation and fundraise for Afasic, the charity are improving the life chances of children and young people living with the hidden disability of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Examples of how your support can make a difference include:

  • £5 a month for a year will keep our helpline open for 2 hours
  • £20 pays for a free family information pack
  • £125 pays for a young person to attend an activity day or self-advocacy course
  • £500 pays for 4 children to attend an activity day
  • £4,300 will fund one week long transition summer school course, supporting children about to move from primary to secondary school
  • £10,000 will keep our parent helpline open for 6 months

https://www.afasic.org.uk/

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

You may have come across the Operation Christmas Child initiative, which thousands of churches, schools and businesses across the UK are already part of. Alongside sending shoeboxes overseas, the charity respond to issues like water and sanitation and sustainable livelihoods along with disasters and emergencies.

Some chosen charities over recent years have been:

  • Macmillan Cancer Research
  • Barnardos
  • NSPCC
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Poppy Appeal
  • St Thomas of Canterbury Soup Run
  • Trussell Trust
  • Lifeboats
  • Children with Leukaemia
  • Dylan’s Story
  • Ali’s Gift
  • David Ashwell Foundation
  • United World Schools in Cambodia
  • And many more…