Responsibility and Friendship
As a school community, we have a shared commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. As global citizens, it is a privilege to be able to support charities and worthy causes around the world. We regularly hold fundraising events, most of which are initiatives from the girls themselves who volunteer, give up their free time and go the extra mile in all manner of events to raise awareness and raise money for people less fortunate than themselves.
In 2015 our girls raised over £15,000 for local and national charities – an amazing total.
We partner a school in Kitale, Kenya, The Crane Academy. Many of the girls who attend the school are orphans and others have parents who struggle to afford even the modest tuition fees. Although its facilities and resources are limited, the Crane Academy is doing valuable work to help give the rising generation a better future. Our link developed out of a GAP Year placement by a former Royal High student who inspired us to forge a long term relationship, including the creation of a Trust Fund which has already raised several thousand pounds. This September we celebrate our 10th anniversary of this partnership.
We are proud of our continuing association. Ms Lynda Bevan, our Registrar, leads and coordinates the support we provide to The Crane Academy, which in 2015, has seen over £25,000 raised for the school – an astonishing amount which highlights the generous nature and unwavering support of our community for the school. This was raised through numerous cake sales, events, student enterprise initiatives, clothing donations and major gifts from individual families.
These donations have enabled a significant amount of progress to be made at the school, including the installation of solar power, giving them lights and electricity for the first time, so that the girls can study in the evenings, after the 6.30pm sunset. A new well was installed too, giving the school direct, close access to clean water for the first time too.
Through MUFTI Days, Fashion Shows and Cake Sales, some of the other charities we have also supported include The Royal United Hospital Forever Friends Appeal; Charlton Park Children's Hospice; Julian House; Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research.