June Charities Update
By Mrs Johnson, Charities Co-Ordinator
It’s been a very busy couple of weeks for NHEHS charities!
On June 10th we held a Sponsored Walk. Our Little (Year 7) and Big (Year 12) Sisters walked 7-10km around Pitshanger Park to raise money for the Harrow Club. Money raised by us will be fund-matched, so effectively doubled. Please click here if you would like to donate. Thank you.
At the weekend staff and students were at the Bedford Park Festival in Chiswick, making and selling yellow and blue knitted/crocheted sunflowers for Unicef in Ukraine. A big thank you to all who helped out here, including Mrs Duns, Miss Blenkinsop, Mrs Critcher, Mrs Broekman and Miss Arestis, not to mention Mrs Duns’ dog, Charlie! We will also be at Party in the Park with our sunflowers on June 26th, so do come along to see us there!
Tuesday saw the return of the Year 10 party for The Log Cabin, one of our designated local charities. We were delighted to run the event again after a two year absence due to Covid. Students worked in groups to make the event a success – from organsing the food, decorations, indoor and outdoor party games. One group even arranged a performance of Cinderella which delighted our guests. A real highlight for the young people from the Log Cabin was playing the accompaniment to Mr Head’s renditions of popular children’s songs such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus,’ with the drums and tambourine!
There is still time to sign up for our Ealing Half Marathon staff and parent team who will be running for the fourth time to raise funds for The Log Cabin! Last year we raised over £6,000 and we would love to beat that target this year. If you would like to join us please fill in the Google form here, or email us if you have any questions.
On Wednesday a group of students travelled to one of the hostels near Heathrow airport to host a fun mini sports day for some child refugees supported by Care 4 Calais. The children really enjoyed the games and prizes, which included skipping, colouring, face painting, water relay races and pass the parcel. One little girl said as we were leaving, “I hope you can come back again – we had lots of fun.”
This week at Senior School we have been encouraging students to bring in their pre-loved children’s books for The Children’s Book Project. Junior School got in on the act too on Thursday with their own bumper collection! Many thanks for your kind donations.
Donations for the Year 7 chosen charity Refuge are still coming in as a result of their various initiatives, including a staff v pupils Kahoot quiz, a market fair (where the Year 7s sold handmade goods),the courtyard treasure hunt, sweet sale and drinks stall, but the total is already over £350.
Finally at the end of the month we are very much looking forward to the Garden Party which we will be running for St David’s Care Home on 28th June!Back to news