At Alton Convent School pupils are expected to get involved in a wide range of charitable work and they do so with huge enthusiasm. Our regular fundraising events include mufti days, sponsored walks and concerts. Sixth Form pupils help the Handicapped Childrens’ Pilgrimage Trust on their annual pilgrimage to Lourdes and every two years have an eye-opening visit to the Rainbow Children of Shivpur, who are cared for by our Sisters in India. Popular Prep School weekly cake sales raise money for causes closer to home such as Naomi House Hospice and SANDS.
Charities have included:
Macmillan Cancer Care:
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Here at Alton Convent School we have hosted the Big Coffee Morning involving staff and parents and then followed with an interhouse Tug of War with each participant donating £1.00.
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
They work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. They provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
On 26 December 2004, South Asia, South East Asia and Somalia were hit by a series of tsunamis. Over 230,000 people lost their lives and millions saw their livelihoods and homes wiped out. The DEC launched an immediate appeal to respond to this devastating natural disaster across 7 countries.
CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. In more than 40 countries across the world, they bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice.
The Haiti Appeal:
A devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th 2010. It was the worst earthquake to hit the country in 200 years. Up to three million people live in the area worst hit by the quake, which centred 10 miles south-west of the densely populated capital Port-Au-Prince. The latest estimates are 230,000 people killed, 300,000 injured and 1.2 million left needing emergency shelter. The DEC Haiti Earthquake appeal raised an incredible £101 million.
Help fo Heroes:
It’s about ‘the blokes’: those men and women of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of our country since 9/11. H4H provides direct, practical support for the wounded. They fund projects and initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of our wounded heroes.
Jeans for Genes:
We are the UK children’s charity that aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders. Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK – that’s more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest killer of children aged 14 years and under.
Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’ Order)
Missionaries of Charity is a Roman Catholic religious order established in 1950 by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, which consists of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. care for those who include refugees, ex-prostitutes, the mentally ill, sick children, abandoned children, lepers, AIDS victims, the aged, and convalescent. They have schools run by volunteers to educate street children, they run soup kitchens, as many other services as per the communities’ needs. They have 19 homes in Calcutta alone which include homes for women, for orphaned children, and for the dying; an AIDS hospice, a school for street children, and a leper colony. These services are provided to people regardless of their religion or social caste.
St Mungo’s has four clear objectives which are at the root of everything we do:
to prevent homelessness and the exclusion that embeds it
to alleviate homelessness and exclusion
to assist personalised recovery for homeless and excluded people
to influence policy that affects homeless and excluded people.
Our vision is that everyone should have a decent place to live, something meaningful to do, and satisfying relationships with other people – as well as the good health to enjoy them.
The Passage is a Christian organisation. Its mission is to provide resources which encourage, inspire, and challenge homeless people to transform their lives.
Plus many others including: Good Shepherd Appeal, NSPCC, Red Nose Day, Poppy Appeal and UNICEF.