'an outstanding school' Ofsted 2013
As a church school an important aspect of our ethos is thinking of others, particularly those less able or less fortunate than ourselves. We have a good relationship with many different charities and over the years we have raised considerable amounts of money to help and support children all over the world. We hope that by participating in fundraising activities our pupils will learn that they can make a difference and that if we all work together we can help to bring about change.
Each year we raise money through 'Jeans for Genes' day, 'Children in Need', Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day and the British Heart Foundation's 'Wear It, Beat It', day as well as other smaller fundraising efforts. Please read below of some of bigger fundraising projects we have undertaken.
LENT APPEAL 2017
This year's Lent Appeal charity is The Royal Marsden Hospital and was nominated by one of our fabulous teachers, Mrs Turner. Mrs Turner is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital and cannot praise the staff, care and resources there enough. Knowing how heavily they rely on charitable funding she wanted us to help them to continue to provide excellent medical care and support families as wonderfully as they have supported her and her family.
We currently have a host of sponsored events taking place as well as an Easter egg raffle, coin trail, egg hunt, talent show and the staff have been treating each other to Lent lunch every Tuesday for a fee!
We hope to smash all our previous fundraising effort and make Mrs Turner proud!
LENT APPEAL 2015
During this Lent Appeal we ran many activities including sponsored events, staff Lent lunches, Easter egg raffle, coin trail and much, much more!
Our chosen charity was Theodora Children's Charity who train 'Giggle Doctors' to visit hospitals and hospices in the hope of making life a little bit funnier for very sick children. We were very lucky to have two visits from one of the Giggle Doctors, Dr Yoho, and we know the staggering amount of £6020 that we raised will certainly go to help many families in desperate times.
If you would like to know more the charity then please visit: http://uk.theodora.org/en-gb
During the year January 2012 to January 2013 one of our staff, Tina, set the goal of raising £21,000 in memory of her son, Max, who would have been 21 that year. Max tragically died of a brain tumour at the age of 5 whilst a pupil at Holy Trinity and the school joined Tina in her challenge to mark Max's 21st birthday.
The money was split between The Royal Marsden Hospital, where Max was treated while he was ill, and Disability Sport Events, a charity that organises sporting events for disabled children and helps develop future paralympians.
We are proud to say that over £23,000 was raised and split between the two charities - we certainly did Max proud!
LENT APPEAL 2016
In 2016 we nominated the charity Molly's Smile Fund in memory of Molly Burdett. Molly lost her brave battle against Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis last Summer at the age of just 19 whilst she was training to become a primary school teacher. Molly was a much loved pupil of Holy Trinity and all those that had the pleasure of teaching her will not forget her infectious smile.
We held lots of sponsored events, an Easter egg hunt, staff Lent lunches, the Great Evelyn House Bake Off and many other events.
We raised a record breaking total of £8000.
To find out more about Molly's Smile Fund please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/MollysSmileFund/
LENT APPEAL 2014
During the period of Lent we set our sights on raising as money as possible for First Touch at St George's Hospital, Tooting. The charity raises money to support sick and premature babies.
The charity was nominated for our appeal by one of the families in school who sadly lost their daughter who was born prematurely. They are fundraising to buy a much needed incubator for the hospital in memory of their daughter. We are so proud to be supporting them.
We are extremely proud to say that we have raised £6445!
If you would like to find out more about the charity we are supporting, please visit:
LIVINGSTONE TANZANIA TRUST
Previously we have been supported the charity Livingstone Tanzania Trust. The charity's work is focused in Babati, Tanzania and aims to alleviate poverty by helping communities to become self-sufficient and educated. We have raised thousands of pounds so far and this has contributed to building work and teaching resources in the schools there.
The charity have recently been awarded the Country Winner and runner up of the 2013 Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. This is fantastic recognition of the life-changing work they do. You can read more about the award here.
If you would like to know more about the charity then please visit the website: http://livingstonetanzaniatrust.com/