As a registered charity ourselves, we believe very strongly in the importance of helping others and raising funds for good causes where possible. This provides the children, parents and staff with the knowledge that the collective can bring about such vital change for those few in need.
Every term is focussed towards an event that brings the school together to help others with a fundraising event. The generosity and support for these causes is always impressive and we look to share it amongst a variety of local, national and international charities.
Not only does this help support the obvious needs of others, but helps instil a broader, compassionate understanding of the our children and the good that can be achieved by working together to improve the world we all share together.
CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES 2013-14
PRE-PREP CHRISTMAS PLAYS | THE PEPPER FOUNDATION
The Pepper Foundation is a registered charity, which provides funds for The Pepper Children’s Nurses. Their nurses provide much needed professional and loving home care on a 24 hour, 365 days of the year – on-call basis, for seriously ill children throughout the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire area. We are delighted to have raised £596.64 for this excellent local charity.
Thank you to everyone at York House who so kindly donated.
CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES 2012-13
HARVEST FESTIVAL | OCTOBER
We had a lovely Harvest assembly performed by the wonderful Year 4. It was a delight to see 4 them perform their colour poems with such enthusiasm and smiley faces. 4P excelled with their Jolly Green Giant performance and 4T impressed us with their ‘Paintbox’ performance. Special mentions should go to Elliot L and Ciaran K for their wonderful narration. Thank you for all the food donations, which will be gratefully received by the Watford New Hope Trust on Monday.
JEANS FOR GENES DAY | OCTOBER
Thanks to everyone who got dressed up in their jeans and brought in cakes for ‘Jeans for Genes’ day. With your generosity we managed to raise a fantastic £818.02. A superb effort.
CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX APPEAL | NOVEMBER
We collected sixty-two boxes, which were distributed to needy children in Swaziland. The contents of the boxes I looked in were both wonderful and exciting and I am sure the children who received your boxes were thrilled. Thank you again for your support.
CHILDREN IN NEED | NOVEMBER
A Big Paws Up! Everyone got into the fundraising spirit in support of Children In Need. It was wonderful to see everyone (teachers included!) dressed-up in their favourite clothes. A whopping £800 was raised, an absolutely fantastic sum of money!
RED NOSE DAY | MARCH
We are proud to announce that through the York House bake-off and generous donations on Red Nose Day we made a wonderful grand total of £906.82. A fantastic effort and thank you to everyone that took part.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART | JUNE
We raised an amazing £1,306 through the Jump Rope for Heart skipping event.