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Charitable Projects

The Charities Committee is led by a member of the teaching staff and run by sixth form student volunteers. 

The committee run weekly form cake sales, where forms bake and then sell their goods to their peers, giving all funds to a charity of the form's choice. Recently, these have included:

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Macmillan
  • Teamtrees.org
  • Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation
  • Switch the Pitch Campaign - Leicester Hockey Club

Termly non uniform days have also fund-raised large amounts this year. In the Advent term we supported local charities Women's Aid Leicestershire and Jasmine House (Leicester Rape Crisis). We welcomed representatives into school and learnt a lot from their assemblies about the work they do and the people they support. Building on the Christmas shoebox success of the previous year, when Prep had put together thoughtful gift packages for the YMCA, all the Year 7s joined in and donated items for both the YMCA and Women's Aid Leicestershire. In the Lent term we supported Bliss, the leading UK charity for babies born premature or sick. We also donated money raised from wearing Christmas jumpers to Save the Children.

As part of the House System, the Houses fundraise throughout the year for a chosen charity and organise various events to raise awareness. Vice Chancellors chose to support Barnados, whilst Judges chose the Rainforest Alliance, and both made the most of fund-raising at the Lower School Disco. Dukes ran a very successful Valentine's Hearts delivery service in aid of Healing Little Hearts. Masters fund-raised a large amount through a cake sale, a chocolate fountain at the disco and a raffle at the lower school Drama production of Alice, supporting their charity the NSPCC. Senior House Captains spoke to the rest of the school about all four of these worthy causes in a House Meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of our usual fundraising was stalled in the Trinity term. However, on Friday 19th June 2020 we organised a charity event to encourage pupils and staff to go for a socially distanced walk or run in their local area, whilst earning points for their House and donating to charity. We are incredibly proud of the efforts of pupils and staff, as well as Old Leicestrians and trustees, who raised over £22,000 (including Gift Aid) and covered more than 2000km. The money was largely donated to Pets As Therapy, a charity very meaningful to our school community, as well as local charity Open Hands. Some pupils went above and beyond: a Sixth Form pupil cycled a marathon 12 hours and a Year 10 pupil completed an Olympic distance triathlon in incredible time.

Pupils who are passionate about supporting a charitable cause are welcomed to contact the Charity Committee with their ideas.

The School's Uniform Service is also run by the Charities Committee volunteers - for more information, please see https://www.lgs-senior.org.uk/second-hand-uniform-shop

Month

Charity

Amount raised/action taken

Sept 2021

Afghan Refugees in Leicester and Leicestershire

Over 750 full bags of donated clothes and items

Sept 2021

Matt Hampson Foundation

Matt Hampson Foundation :: Home

£395 as a result of challenge for sponsored 1 million steps over the summer

Oct 2021

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support teams up with hospitals to host virtual Health and  Wellbeing Event

Macmillan Coffee Morning - £55.60

Oct 2021

Just One Tree

Picture

Non-uniform day funded 420 trees to be planted in community

Oct 2021

Rainbows

Lower school disco - £731

Nov 2021

Crohns and Colitis UK

Creating Communications | Crohn's & Colitis UK

Wear Something Purple Day - £245

Nov 2021

MS Society UK

MS Society logo | Volunteer news and resources

£200

Dec 2021

Save The Children

Humanitarian Aid Organization for Children | Save the Children

Christmas Jumper Day - £1119

Nov-Dec 2021

Cancer Research UK

Iron link up with Cancer Research UK - News - Scunthorpe United

£478 from weekly cake sales – pupil led in year 7

Jan 2022

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support teams up with hospitals to host virtual Health and  Wellbeing Event

Collected plastic tubs to donate to local Greene King pub – collected around 50

Jan 2022

Diabetes UK

Jobs with Diabetes UK

£600 - second hand uniform shop

Feb 2022

Age UK - Leicestershire

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland | Leicester Ageing Together

Collections donated – around 150/200 bags of items and clothes

Feb 2022

Place2Be 

Place2Be — Park Primary School

£1200 - non-uniform day

Jan-Mar 2022

The Matt Hampson Foundation

Matt Hampson Foundation :: Home

Spring into Well-being exercise initiative – runs alongside House event. Pupils gather sponsorship.

Mar 2022

Local food banks

Jubilee Foodbank.jpg

Chocolate Easter Egg collection – whole school

Mar 2022

Choose Love

STORY LOVES.... "CHOOSE LOVE" CHARITY - Story Events

Staff Easter Egg hamper raffle

Mar 2022

Book Aid International

Spotlight On: Book Aid International | International Book Giving Day 2022

World Book Day cake sale, Prep fancy dress and staff fancy dress and second hand book sale (whole school).