Following on from the phenomenal amount raised in academic year 2017-2018 of £38,728.86, we started 2018 Autumn term choosing our whole school charity to be local homeless charity, Falcon Support Services. We were their Campaign Champions for their Festive Shelter fundraising campaign, aiming to help prevent homelessness locally over the Christmas period.
Falcon Support Services told us that to provide a bed, shelter, food, rehabilitation and all other facilities supplied, for one person during December it would cost £938 and we hoped to support at least one person per year group. We aimed to try and raise enough to support one person per year group and collectively we raised enough for seven – an incredible £6,726, such a great achievement! To find out more about the amazing work they do with the homeless and rough sleepers, visit Falcon Support Services.
Staff and students collectively raised a further £4,262 for other charities during the Autumn term taking the end of term figure to 11001.96. Poppy sales for the British Legion raised £910 and we held several non-uniform days to support Jeans for Genes, raising £600, Children in Need raising £578 and the Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children and the Staff Panto for the Falcon Centre, which raised over £500. LHS students and staff took part in the carol singing in town with other members of LSF and organised by Loughborough Schools Music. They raised £467 for the local Rainbows Children’s Hospice.
In the Spring and Summer terms 2019, each year group have voted for a charity to support and fundraising is well under way. Year 7 are supporting Cancer Research UK, year 8 The Little Princess Trust, year 9 The Rosie May Foundation, year 10 Save the Rhino, year 11 Rebuilding Sri Lanka, year 12 Refuge and year 13 JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.