We are very proud to have raised over £4,800 for a variety of charities during the academic year 2018 – 2019. Detailed below are the amounts raised.
|Macmillan Cancer Support||£73.60||MEITT coffee morning|
|Children in Need||£1,601.73||Non-uniform day|
|Save the Children||£374.46||Christmas Jumper Day|
|Red Nose Day||£1,434.28||Non-uniform day|
|Hope House Essex||£172.92||Cavell House Fundraising|
|Dyspraxia Foundation||£188.08||Franklin House Fundraising|
|Essex Dementia Care||£295.09||Parks House Fundraising|
|Salvation Army||£161.87||Turing House Fundraising|
|Scoliosis Association (UK)||£182.23||Winton House Fundraising|
|Wipe Away Those Tears||£369.55||Cricket match in memory of Jake Whiteside|
|United World Schools||£45.72||Sixth Form Dress Down Day|
For the academic year 2019 – 2020, we have a series of events scheduled, to continue raising funds to support local and national charities.
This year we are raising money for the charity “Young Minds”, a charity who provide support for child and adolescent mental health. We feel this is an important issue to promote awareness and raise money for, as we all know a young person who struggles with their mental health. The charity’s website provides excellent resources that can be accessed by young people, parents/carers and teachers to provide help and advice for different mental health issues. The charity fund some really important projects to try to improve mental health services available for young people.
We are supporting Farleigh Hospice as they are a local charity that provides care to people affected by life-limiting illness across mid Essex, completely free of charge. Farleigh Hospice provide support, information and guidance for patients, their families and carers. Their mission is ‘Empowering, caring and supporting anyone in our community affected by life-limiting illness or bereavement’ and their vision is ‘A world where hospice care is available to all’.
Franklin are very proud to be supporting the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity this year, a charity that has supported staff and students within our school community. The charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Their support centres offer a range of complementary therapies in an environment of peace and tranquillity including counselling, reflexology, aromatherapy and support groups. Their vision is ‘Good quality of life while coping with cancer is the most important gift a sick person can receive. It should be available to everyone’ and we totally agree.
We are supporting the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance this year, a life saving charity kept airborne thanks to everyone who plays their lottery, makes a donation, enjoys their events, fundraises and volunteers in aid of the charity. They have recently purchased a helicopter, an Agusta Westland 169 which is a welcome addition to their fleet. The charity’s aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability or suffering from critical illness and injury, by delivering a first class pre-hospital emergency medical service to people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
This year, Cavell has decided to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as our house charity. We’ve had two very successful years supporting Hope House, and we wanted something completely different this year. Many students know someone who lives with diabetes, and we have students at Notley who manage diabetes every day. JDRF are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it. They:
- Fund and drive a world class research programme focused on curing, treating and preventing type 1 diabetes, with about £300 million currently committed to research
- Influence research funders and policy makers to accelerate the pace of research
- Ensure that research outcomes reach people with type 1 diabetes
We look forward to raising money for such a worthy cause and the House Council is considering what charity event would be best to run.
Braintree Sixth Form students will be supporting United World Schools this year. Information about this charity can be found at www.unitedworldschools.org