At Thomas A Becket Junior School we feel that it is very important that we play our part to support the needs of the community and to ensure that the children understand the wider issues of the world around them. The act of sharing and giving to charities is part of the process of us giving something back to our community.
Our charities for each year are decided by the children in each year group and where appropriate, linked to their topics. Each class then helps to fundraise towards the year group total. In 2016-17 we were proud to support The Connor Saunders Foundation, Rainforest Concern Charity, The NSPCC and Cancer Research UK.
In addition to year group fundraising we also support other whole school events. At Harvest time, in the Autumn term, we support the Worthing Churches’ Homeless Project by asking for donations of food, toiletries etc. Other examples are the Poppy Appeal, Red Nose Day and Children in Need (on alternate years). This year we are also supporting Worthing Society for the Blind by collecting bottle tops and a termly Read-a-Thon.
Overall, last year pupils raised over £8000 during the year.
The charities the children have decided to support this year will be decided by the end of October 2017. Each class will be asked to complete a charity event across the year and these will be published in the newsletter.
If you are interested in supporting our school charities in any way, please do get in touch. Thank you.