On the 4th of October 2019 we held our annual whole school charity event. We could not have hoped for a better day to undertake the sponsored 5 kilometre walk, which some people ran, in order to raise money for our four school charities: Teach Uganda, CHESS Homeless, Felsted Mission and Young Minds.
Without the hard work of gathering sponsorship money, students helping organise the events and the staff’s diligent work, the event would not have run as smoothly as it did.
Walking in Tutor Groups, we each walked 3 miles, (⅓ of the average distance a child in Africa walks, per day) so that we might gain a little insight into how valuable education is and how Teach Uganda makes an impact. We walked because we can make a difference and collectively support a better future.
The Student led Charity Team chose the charities to support after checking that our help does go where it is most needed. All the charities are very careful with the money we raise, we intend to visit and help out ourselves so that our partnership is not just about fundraising and we will monitor carefully how we can make a difference.