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.
Last year, we handed over a cheque to the Honeypot Charity for £1300! A representative came to school and spoke to the children about the charity and how this money will help. The charity has been working to enhance the lives of young carers aged 5-12 since 1996. They give young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home, and provides regular respite breaks and on-going outreach support.
This donation was achieved through a series of fundraising efforts such as cake sales, a sponsored walk, non-uniform days, raffles and various other activities. We couldn’t have done it without your donations, so thank you!
Macmillan Cancer Research
During our Macmillan Coffee Morning, we managed to raise an impressive £512.44. There were so many different types of cakes and sweet treats on offer, many people found it hard to decide what to buy! Thank you everyone for your generosity, the funds raised are sure to make a huge difference to the charity.
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.
Recently, our netball team enjoyed playing against the teachers in a charity match to raise money for Samaritan’s Purse. Everyone had great fun, with the close game being won by the teachers.
We once again enjoyed a lovely Harvest Festival held this morning at the United Reformed Church. The children had a great time entertaining the audience of friends and family with songs such as ‘Healthy Habenara’ and the ever popular ‘Harvest Samba’. Thank you to everyone for all your donations, they are sure to make a huge difference!
Some chosen charities over recent years have been:
- 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…