Each year the whole Froebelian School community, including the FPTA, supports designated local, national or international charities and community projects. Fundraising is a great way in which the whole school community can work together on a common goal, despite having to remain in our class bubbles, and maintaining this sense of community is very important to us.
During 2018/19 we raised over £3500 for Childline
Last year, our charity fundraising efforts were cut short due to the school closure. As such, we have decided to continue supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance this academic year.
The charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire. As a Charity they only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air they need to raise £12,000 per day. This is equivalent to £4.4 million per year. As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. The two Air Ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, and together both Air Ambulances cover the whole of the region.
In addition to this throughout the year the school supports a number of other charities and community projects including:
- Horsforth Live at Home Scheme
- Young Minds
- Jeans for Genes
- St George’s Crypt
- The Willows, Horsforth
- Bursary Funding
- Horsforth Walk of Art
- Children in Need
- Red Nose Day
- Sport Relief
- Brake Road Safety
We invite representatives to come and talk to the whole school about their work because we believe that children benefit from a close involvement with the charity. This helps them to understand the value of helping others which sits well with the ethos of the school, particularly our original school motto of “Serve and Endeavour”.
The children are involved in fundraising activity individually, in their forms, houses or as a complete school. It helps them remain grounded, and understand how lucky they are to enjoy good health and wellbeing. We also ensure that the children develop organisational skills through fundraising; this complements the growth of their social awareness and an appreciation of the value of money, and the effort that goes into earning it.