We are very proud to have raised £3,769.22 for a variety of charities during the academic year 2019 – 2020. Detailed below are the amounts raised.
|Macmillan Cancer Support||£225.64||Staff donations Macmillan coffee morning|
|BBC Children in Need||£1,327.70||Non-uniform day|
|Save the children||£381.43||Christmas Jumper Day|
|Sport Relief||£1,165.81||Non-uniform day|
|Sport Relief - Wristbands||£67.50||Wristbands for schools|
|Helen Rollason Cancer Charity||£35.68||Tutor Group F9 Christmas bake-off|
|Juvenile Diabetes Research||£235.09||Cavell House Fundraising|
|United World Schools||£330.37||Braintree Sixth Form Dress Down Day|
For the academic year 2020 – 2021, we have a series of events scheduled, to continue raising funds to support local and national charities.
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, a charity dedicated to preventing suicide.
A free and confidential helpline and webchat is available 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. Support is provided for those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
RSPCA Danaher Animal Home
The RSPCA Danaher Animal Home is an independent charity which is affiliated to and works closely with the RSPCA but is entirely self-funding. Initially the site was provided by Mr and Mrs Fred Danaher to the local RSPCA branch which opened in 1990, hence the name of the centre.
The home takes in unwanted animals (principally dogs, cats and small domestic animals) from the general public normally via the RSPCA branches and animal homes. In addition, it takes in animals from RSPCA inspectors and strays (normally via Braintree District Council).
The home then provides a temporary refuge for these animals, where they are assessed, treated by their vets, cared and nursed by their staff and volunteers after which the vast majority are rehomed.
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity (HEAL)
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Their Support Centres in Essex and London are vital in helping people living with cancer. The centres offer a range of complementary therapies to patients in an environment of peace and tranquillity, including counselling, reflexology, aromatherapy, manual lymphatic drainage and support groups.
Founded in 1999, the charity is the legacy of BBC broadcaster Helen Rollason, whose vision was ‘Good quality of life while coping with cancer is the most important gift a sick person can receive. It should be available to everyone.’
Kids Inspire (Great Baddow)
This charity supports children and young people recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health difficulties in Essex.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced. The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need.
Having cancer at a young age comes with its own particular set of challenges. Teenage Cancer Trust services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together.
Braintree Sixth Form students will be supporting United World Schools this year. Information about this charity can be found at www.unitedworldschools.org