Edgeborough has supported some quite brilliant charity campaigns over the years, none more so than in 2016/17 for robbiesrally. The school year was dedicated to fundraising for former pupil Robbie Keville and his charity www.robbiesrally.com following his death in February 2016. Over £60,000 was raised in what was a mammoth effort for an organisation that has a place in everybody’s hearts within the school.
This year, we have decided to help a charity that looks at helping the ongoing struggle for normality in Africa. The reason for this is annually, we tend to support one locally, before a national one and then finally in the yearly rotation – an international charity.
Further to this, after some research, we found Kids for Kids which supports children in Darfur, Sudan. Their goal is to help children that the world has forgotten who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship. The key aim of the money which is raised is to provide a goat for families, enabling the charity help the people directly rather than merely providing them with money. The children in Darfur are malnourished in a lot of villages in the area. Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically but their IQ is reduced, often irreparably. Goat’s milk therefore helps transforms a child’s health. To read more about their mission visit www.kidsforkids.org.uk.
Through a culmination of events such as cake sales, mufti days and Christmas Jumper Days, the Edgeborough pupils have raised thousands of pounds throughout 2017/18.
A further £1,900 was raised after the Edgeborough Parents Association held a spectacular Bonfire Night in November for parents, pupils, staff and neighbours.
We have also supported other charities at ‘one off’ events this term. These have included the Macmillan Cancer Charity Coffee and Cake morning which raised over £600, as well as the raising £240 for Children in Need via the power of spotty clothing! Finally, for Remembrance Day, the school helped raise another £286 for the British Legion.