As a school, we have supported many charities over the years. Just this term, we raised over £2,000 in our Macmillian Coffee morning - selling coffees and cakes.
Each year the pupils choose two main charities to support and in the last six years we have raised nearly £140,000 for our charities, something that the girls and boys are very proud of!
In 2021 - 2022, our children have voted to support Doctors Without Borders and Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.
''We are an international, medical humanitarian organisation working in more than 70 countries around the world. Our medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics. We go where we are needed most. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is designed to respond fast – we have a network of medics and aid experts across some 70 countries. Our financial independence means we can act rapidly, without waiting for governments or other institutions to release funds. This reach and independence means we will always try to help the people in greatest need. People come first. We also work to raise awareness and create debate about these crises through our policy of speaking out. This means we act as a witness and shed light on, either in private or in public, the plight of people in danger for whom we work. In doing so, we set out to alleviate human suffering, to protect life and health and to restore respect for human beings and their fundamental human rights. It is easy to write inspiring words to define an organisation’s mission – it is much harder to put those principles into practice. At the core of MSF’s identity is a commitment to independence, neutrality and impartiality. These ideals have driven every aspect of our work – from medical care and logistics to finance and communications – since MSF was established in 1971. Our commitment to these principles, and the impact of the organisation built on them, was recognised in 1999 when MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.''
"Here at Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, we strive to save lives by providing the best possible care every minute of the day, every day of the year. We are an independent charity, every penny we receive is truly valued. Last year alone, we were called out to help over 2,500 people in life-threatening conditions. We never stop innovating and improving the care we can give, which means every donation we receive is vital. We want to make sure we are available each and every time someone needs us. For 18 hours of the day, we operate with two crews. For the remaining six, when it is quieter but there are still people out there who need us, we operate with one crew. Our charity headquarters and forward operating base are located at Rochester Airport, with our aircraft hangared and maintained at Redhill Aerodrome. When the call comes, our aircraft can reach any part of the region within 25 minutes".