The School Council held its first ever charity awareness event on Monday 27th January. The event gave our children the opportunity to speak to their teachers and peers about how charities support and inspire them. Our pupils are certainly an inspiration and it was wonderful to hear them share their stories about the charities close to their hearts and the incredible work they do.
Danny talked about Bloodwise and gave out leaflets from the charity.
Bloodwise is the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity. Bloodwise is focussed on improving the lives of everyone affected by blood cancer, the fifth most common cancer in the UK.
Miliana and Alexandra talked about Ronald McDonald House Charities UK.
For over 30 years, Ronald McDonald House has supported families by providing free family accommodation just a stone’s throw away from their child’s hospital – so important when the average distance a family travels to their child’s bedside can be nearly 100 miles away from home.
It has provided free accommodation and support for over 50,000 families.
Katie and Casley gave out information on the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
JDRF is committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes. JDRF funds world-class research and supports people with type 1 and their families.
Jaimie talked about animal shelter SARA.
SARA is an organisation that runs a shelter, raises awareness and sterilizes animals on the island of Lanzarote. SARA started in 1986, thanks to a group of people concerned about the situation of the animals on the island.
Izzy demonstrated how to use an EpiPen and spoke about The Anaphylaxis Campaign – the only UK wide charity operating solely for the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction. Its ultimate aim is to create a safe environment for all people with allergies by working with and educating the food industry, schools, pre-schools, colleges, health professionals and other key audiences.
Vinnie and Jac talked about the little things everyone can do to help homeless people living on the streets. They highlighted how Socks & Chocs works to relieve hardship and distress among homeless people. The charity inspires the collections of socks, chocs, sleeping bags and gloves all over the country. It provides essential items such as bedding, toiletries and clothing. It also funds essential health needs which are not readily accessible such as foot care.