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 2015-16 we were proud to support Chestnut Tree House 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, and a 'different shoes' day in aid of Wolfram Syndrome. 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 £5000 during the year.
The charities the children have decided to support this year are:
Year 3 – The Connor Saunders Foundation
Year 4 – Rainforest Concern charity
Year 5 - NSPCC
Year 6 - Cancer Research
If you are interested in supporting our school charities in any way, please do get in touch. Thank you.