Charities Update – November 2023
Care 4 Calais
As a school we have been supporting the work of Care 4 Calais in the local area for the past three years. The children living in local hotels have been thrilled to received gifts put together by our students as well as the regular visits from our student team who lead craft activities and games. The charity has also been very appreciative of your generosity in donating money and items needed to support refugees in the Ealing area. Care 4 Calais are currently in need of small tents, sleeping bags and suitcases, so we were very pleased to receive donations of those from our NHEHS community last week.
In December, our craft team consisting of students in Years 10-13, will be visiting the hotel in Hayes, supported by Care 4 Calais, to hold a Christmas party for the children living there. We would like all students in the senior school to help create a small gift bag for each child which will be distributed at the party. Each form group will be responsible for several of the gift bags. Suggested items are small toys, hair accessories, pens, sweets, stickers etc. We also ask for a 20p donation per student towards the cost of the bags. Further information will be provided for students after half term regarding the ages of the children they are creating the gift for and the dates they need to bring in the items.
Action Breaks Silence
Year 11 completed their charity events for their chosen charity Action Breaks Silence and raised over £400. Initiatives included a Gilmore Girls-autumn themed event, student-teachers crashmat dodgeball and two bake sales of autumn-themed treats. Well done, Year 11!
Year 10 are taking the spotlight with their year group fundraising this second half of term. They are planning a number of festive events including two bake sales, a candy cane delivery, a Gingerbread house building competition and a Christmas fair!
Amnesty Group Fundraises for Unicef Libya Appeal
During the final week of the half term, our Amnesty group was fundraising for those affected by the Libyan floods for Unicef. There was a very popular teacher fashion show with a loud and supportive audience. Students chose costumes for the models which ranged from Halloween dress up to Barbie, while on the final day of half term students from Year 7 up to Year 13 all paid to dress up with all money going towards the essential work of Unicef in Libya. The group raised a fantastic £450 in total for Unicef.
Looking further ahead this term:
Our enthusiastic carol singers will be visiting Age UK Ealing to bring in some festive cheer while we will also be collecting items shortly for our Christmas hampers for the same charity and hope to send some volunteers to help pack the hampers. We are also looking forward to Christmas themed craft and carols at Chestnut Lodge care home and Mencap will be coming in for a Christmas fair again run by the Year 10s. Our fundraising will end with a flourish with our annual Christmas Jumper Day on December 14th, where students will be able to donate to the Log Cabin.
Thank you for your continued generosity!