After much discussion and debate, the student leadership teams for each House have each decided on their chosen charity to support and fundraise for this year:

Darwin are supporting Acorn’s Children’s Hospice, who provide care and support for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Garrick will support the activities of British Lung Foundation in Sutton. The charity supports people suffering from a range of lung conditions.

Johnson will raise funds for St Giles Hospice, who provide respite and palliative care, as well assisting those who have family members with a potentially incurable illness.

Seward are supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance, who operate 3 of the iconic all-red emergency helicopters.

It’s pleasing that in all cases students have decided to back local charities that have an impact in our community. In fact, there are personal links between some of our students and the chosen charities, which promise to make these partnership even more meaningful.

Although fundraising will go on throughout the year, each House has a dedicated week during the year to raise awareness for their chosen charity. First up is Darwin House, during the week beginning 27th November.

While all the charities chosen are worthwhile causes in their own right, also at stake is school’s Charity Cup, to be awarded to the House who’ve raised the most funds by the end of the year. Good luck to all involved.