Following our popular Fun Run on Friday 26 May, Charity afternoon made a comeback and students from Lower I – Lower III created a hive of excitement as they set up their stalls ready to showcase entrepreneurship that would rival any episode of ‘The Apprentice’! Lower and Upper Prep came across to spend their money and were spoiled for choice. From hairdressing to archery, nail care to delicious sweet treats and delicate tattoos to guessing the names of three soft toys, the buzz of the afternoon was a celebration of every one of our values we uphold as a school community.
The money raised for this, combined with the sponsorship money from the Fun Run, will be donated to four worthy charities; BIBS, the Buscot Ward at the RBH, The Anthony Nolan Trust, Sightsavers and Sophie’s Legacy, with 3 students choosing to continue the fund for the Turkey Syria cause. All these charities have touched the lives of many of our staff and students. All that remains is the exciting draw for the Raffle which will take place soon. Watch this space to see who the winners will be from Little Knellies, Abbey Gardens, Kensington, Somerleaze and the Staff body!
If you would like to donate or find out more about these amazing charities, please click on the links below:
BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support) is a registered charity that supports babies and their families in the special care baby unit (Buscot Ward) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. The committee and the supporters are all parents/carers of ex-Buscot babies who have been through the experience of having a premature or full term but ill baby. https://www.bibs.org.uk/
Anthony Nolan is the charity that makes lifesaving connections between patients in need and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells. https://www.anthonynolan.org/
Sightsavers is an international organisation that is working in developing countries to treat and prevent avoidable blindness, and promote equality for people with visual impairments and other disabilities. https://www.sightsavers.org/
Sophie’s Legacy is a charity that supports families admitted to hospital with their children. We provide food, toiletries, transport, clothing as well as parent packs. We also are working with the government and NHS to make national changes in memory of Sophie. https://www.sophieslegacy.co.uk/
Help us provide vital aid and support to people affected by the earthquakes. https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/turkey-syria-earthquake-appeal