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Charitable Activities

It is important that our children learn the positive effect their life choices can have on others in their immediate community and the wider world. In order to make these choices as relevant as possible to the children, we encourage whole school, small group and individual charitable work both at school and at home. 

 

Please find below information of recent achievements in this area.

 

Charity Fundraising 2023/2024

We have been busy fundraising for a variety of charities and so far have raised the following: 

SPEAR (Harvest Festival with Holy Trinity Church)  £302

Arocha (Harvest Festival with Holy Trinity Church) £302

Shooting Star Children's Hospices (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity) £188
World Wild Life Fund (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity) £188

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal  £71.64
London Air Ambulance - (School Council Christmas Charity & Christmas Productions)  £932.50

Great Ormond Street Hospital (School Council Christmas Charity & Christmas Productions) £932.50
Heartbeat Day for Holy Trinity Church Defibrillator (February) £611.22

 

Archdeacon Staff Nativity Walk in aid of Shelter - 6th December 2023
On the evening of Wednesday 6th December, a number of our amazing Archdeacon Staff walked 5K from The Star Pub in Hampton via The Three Kings Pub in Twickenham to The Vic Inn in Richmond.  They dressed as characters from The Nativity and were met at the Vic Inn by our friendly Inn Keeper, Miss Lambe.  Together with friends, family and Archdeacon Families they raised £2100.

 

Charity Fundraising 2022/2023

Throughout the year we have held different fundraisers for the following charities.  We are also grateful to Archdeacon Families for their very generous of gifts and food just before Christmas which were donated to a local school for their families in need.  

SPEAR (Harvest Festival with Holy Trinity Church)  £286.12

Tearfund (Harvest Festival with Holy Trinity Church) £286.12

Arocha (Harvest Festival with Holy Trinity Church) 286.12

Cancer Research UK (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity) £225.85
Open Doors (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity) £225.85

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal  £127.16
World Wildlife Fund - Charity voted for by Years 2-6 (Christmas Productions)  £420.75

SPEAR Local Homeless Charity (Christmas Productions) £420.75

52 Lives (School of Kindness Workshop - Autumn Term) £150
British Red Cross Turkey & Syria Earthquakes Appeal (February Mufti Day) £1271.20
RSPCA (Year 6 Cake Sale in May) £99.24

 

Shine Night Walk through London in aid of Cancer Relief - 24th September 2022
On Saturday 24th September, 10 members of staff, the 'Archie Marchers', took part in the annual Shine Walk in aid of Cancer Relief walking at night through London.  Collectively with family, friends and Archdeacon families they have raised over £5000.  Please see our Seasonal News section for photographs of the team with the beautifully lit landmarks in London.

 

Charity Fundraising September 2019 - July 2022
Whilst we have been limited in our fundraising activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very pleased that we have been able to raise £4387.30 for charities other than the school PTA in the past three years.  This includes the following:

SPEAR (Harvest Festival 2021 with Holy Trinity Church) £645

Cancer Research UK (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity)  £165
Many Tears Animal Rescue (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity) £165

Great Ormond Street Hospital (Year 6 Peter Pan Summer Production 2021) £278.00

SPEAR  (Harvest Festival 2020 with Holy Trinity Church)  £730.35
Parkinsons UK (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity)  £195.90

Meningitis Now (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity) £195.92

Dementia UK (Christmas Productions) £1218.04

SPEAR (Harvest Festival 2019 Collection) £360.00

Cancer Research UK (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity) £200
World Wildlife Fund (October Mufti Day - Year 6 Chosen Charity)  £200


Charity Fundraising 2018/2019
This academic year, children, staff and parents have raised £3614.82 for charities other than the school PTA.  This includes the following:

SPEAR (Harvest Festival with Holy Trinity Church)  £601.60
Cancer Research UK (October Mufti Day)  £579.24
Poppy Appeal (November)  £123.73
Shooting Star Chase (Christmas Productions)  £1452.34
Cyclone Idai Appeal (April Mufti Day)  £491.10
Christian Aid  £314
RNLI Lifeboats £12.81

 

Charity Fundraising 2017/2018

In the academic year 2017/2018, children, staff and parents at Archdeacon Cambridge's have raised an amazing £8,289.23 for charities other than the school PTA.  This includes the following:

SPEAR (Harvest Festival with Holy Trinity Church)   £522.18
Red Cross Caribbean Hurricane Appeal (October Mufti Day)   £396.70

Poppy Appeal (November Remembrance)   £121.58
40tude, Curing Colon Cancer (Christmas Productions)  £2001
Brighter Futures Zambia (Sponsored Skip)   £4749.67

Christian Aid (May Mufti Day)   £498.10

 

Zambia Day 2018
On Friday 10th November we joined together as a school to launch and celebrate our new partnership with a charity called Brighter Futures Zambia. The children were placed in mixed age range “classes” and experienced a carousel of African activities that were on offer. They had the opportunity to contribute to a collage of Zambian animals, eat Goulabjamoun (sweet potato fritters – which nearly every child ate and loved!), participate in an African drumming session with specialist drumming teacher Storme Watson and learn about Zambian Geography and the Nyanja language. There was a buzz all around the school and so many smiles to be seen as the children travelled around the different classes chatting about their new experiences.

 

Over the next few months we are hoping to work with the charity to raise enough money to build a pre-school for 90 children in the village of Miyoba. Currently the children of this village attend two makeshift “schools”, one meets under a tree and the other in a church building. As part of the fundraising we sold Christmas tree decoration stars that had been stitched by the women in Zambia. 

 

 

We are looking forward to celebrating Book Week and Science Week in School during March!
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