The School is committed to being a conscientious member of its community. Community is a Pillar of our School and the School recognises the role it should play within our local, national and international society.
In September each House coordinates an election across all students and staff, who vote for the charity which they would like to support throughout the academic year. All fundraising events go towards supporting these elected charities. Each House has a Charity Committee which decides on the way funds are raised and allocated.
During 2018/19 we will be supporting the following charities chosen by each House;
Breamore House charity is EduKaid
EduKaid is a Downton based charity. Their vision is for a world where every child has access to the education they need, to realise their full potential and attain the skills to improve their life’s circumstances. They work with children across Africa to achieve this.
Clarendon House are supporting The Stars Appeal at Salisbury District Hospital
This charity is based at the hospital and is working to fund another MRI scanner for the patients of South Wiltshire. Many of our students and staff have benefited from the excellent care at the hospital and Clarendon want to show their appreciation by making them their chosen charity for this year.
Longford House charity is The Joseph Landon Foundation
This is a charity which Longford have overwhelmingly chosen to support, whose sole aim is to help Joseph Landon improve and rehabilitate after a horrific cycling accident, which left him brain damaged. With his strength of character and that of his parents, he is improving, but there is still much to do and to fund. Longford want to support him on the next part of his journey.
Pembroke House charity is Piam Brown Ward
Piam Brown is the Wessex Regional Children’s Cancer Ward, based on the top floor of Southampton Children’s Hospital. Children come from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, to receive care on the unit. They cater for children from birth to 16 years old, so demand on their resources is huge. They treat all types of cancer, with Leukaemia being the most common. Every year they care for around 120 new patients.
Radnor House charity is The John McNeill Opportunity Centre
The John McNeill Opportunity Centre is the District Specialist Centre for South Wiltshire. They welcome children with additional needs and help support their parents/carers. They are South Wiltshire’s only specialist nursery for children with difficulties and disabilities. The children have a range of difficulties associated with autistic spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, communication difficulties, genetic disorders and sensory impairments.
During the 2017/2018 academic year our School raised almost £11,000 for charity and we were able to donate to the following charities: