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.
Last year our charities were chosen by the children in their year groups. In 2018-19 we proudly supported Place2Be, Water Aid, Mossy Earth, 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 Turning Tides (formerly known as 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. This year we are also supporting Worthing Society for the Blind by collecting bottle tops.
Overall, last year pupils raised over £2150 during the year.
This year we will be supporting Lizzie Williams who is a local British T54 Wheelchair race sprinter. She is currently number one in Britian in 200m and 800m as well as being number two in the 100m and 400m. Funding is hard within her sport so Thomas A Becket Junior along with other local businessess plan to help Lizzie achieve her goal of competing in the Paris 2024 Olympics by helping with training, equipment as well as travelling to events. With this support she will hopefully rise through the world rankings and be eligible for selection in 2024.
Each class will be asked to complete a charity event across the year and these will be published in the newsletter.
Thank you in advance for all your support in making this local athlete's dream come closer to reality.
If you are interested in supporting our school charities in any way, please do get in touch.