West Exe School Charity Work
At West Exe School, we continue to be committed to raising impressive amounts of money for our annual charity – chosen by students.
During the week beginning 5th October the year 11 Charity Committee presented assemblies to all year groups focused on three worthy charities. All students in the school were then asked to vote for the charity that they wanted the school to raise money for this academic year. I am delighted to announce that CLIC Sargent won the vote with an overwhelming majority of 86% of the votes.
CLIC Sargent is particularly important for West Exe School as we have been affected by cancer both in the past and right here and now. This charity has and is helping young people that we know, here in Exeter. It is great to think that we can support such a worthy and important charity that is directly helping people in our community.
Just today, 10 children and young people in the UK will hear the shocking news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience and the emotional, practical and financial implications of treatment are intensely challenging for the whole family.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help whole families deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
Throughout this academic year we shall be engaging in a variety of different fundraising activities, in school and within the local community, to raise money for this important charity. I hope that everybody within our school community will become actively involved in our fundraising efforts, either through organising events, helping out at events, or simply by donating money. For more information about CLIC Sargent please visit their website (http://www.clicsargent.org.uk) or contact Patricia Mahon, Head of Music & Charity Co-ordinator by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2014-15 Fund Raising for Charity
During 2014-15 students decided to support a number of charities including Guide Dogs, Prostate Cancer UK, Hospice care, Balloons and CLIC Sargent. Students and staff raised money in a variety of ways completing sponsored walks, non-uniform days and donating the ePraise points that they have earned at school.
Donating ePraise points has proven to be a popular way of raising money with £588 worth of points being donated to Guide Dogs alone.
The students worked really hard to raise money for each of these charities. In total £1723 was raised for Prostate Cancer UK,