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.
Due to Covid-19, we have made a decision as a school to pause our fundraising efforts as year groups for the moment and focus on our whole school projects such as Friends of the School events; Harvest Festival with Turning Tides (formerly known as Worthing Churches’ Homeless Project) by asking for donations to their Just Giving page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomas-a-becket-junior-school-worthing1); the Poppy Appeal; Red Nose Day; and Children in Need (alternating years). We are also continuing to support Sight Support Worthing by collecting milk bottle tops of any colour.
This year we will be continuing to support Lizzie Williams, a local British T54 Wheelchair race sprinter. Currently, she is number one in Britain in the 200m and 800m, as well as being number two in the 100m and 400m. Funding is limited within her sport so Thomas A Becket Junior along with other local businesses plan to help Lizzie achieve her goal of competing in the Paris 2024 Paralympics by helping with the costs of training, equipment and traveling to events. With this support, she will hopefully rise through the world rankings and be eligible for selection for 2024.
Thank you in advance for all your support in making this local athlete's dream come closer to reality.
Here are the dates for our whole school events. Extra information will come out in the TAB News closer to the time with details of any charity events throughout the year.
Harvest Festival – w/b 20th September
Poppy Appeal – 1st - 11th November
Children in Need - 19th November
Sports Relief - 17th February - 17th March
If you are interested in supporting our school charities or suggesting new opportunities in any way, please do get in touch.