Global Community & Charities:
Compassion & Collaboration
Our children are privileged and we teach them the importance of not taking their advantages in life for granted, but to be thankful and to consider others, and help them when they can.
We put lots of effort into charitable fund-raising every year and we are proud that, although not a large School, we have been raising comparatively large sums.
We put the fun into fund-raising by trying to make every event an enjoyable one which people would want to take part in. As a result, generosity has become a natural part of the school’s culture. Our ‘Friends of St Andrew’s’ (FOSA) committee also works hard, organising events and fundraising. In addition to this, we have a Charities Committee composed of pupils and staff.
St Andrew’s has developed close links over many years now with two schools in Africa: first with St Peter’s School in Kasese, Uganda, and then with The Grace Christian School in Siyabuswa, South Africa. We have sent parties to visit them, brought African children and staff here, and raised money to support them. Some School families also sponsor children at The Grace, enabling a more individual relationship to develop.
At St Peter’s, our grants have brought the school electricity, classrooms and equipment, a perimeter fence, latrines and in recent years a kitchen dispensing a nourishing daily lunch to pupils, with some of the food grown on land purchased nearby.
The Grace has seen a number of groups go out and visit since 2007. This has enabled us to build friendships with staff and pupils, and to see first-hand the difference our fund-raising has made. We have enabled them to build and equip an Early Years centre, Boys and Girls boarding houses, a computer suite and a science lab, alongside other smaller improvements.
In addition, we give to many other good causes on a more ad hoc basis, mostly chosen by the Charities Committee.
Our goal is to ‘make a difference’ by supporting charities and causes that: are small scale, individual charities who…
· Focus on raising the standard of living and education for Children
· And/or have a direct link with the school through a ‘contact’.
If you have a Charity or Cause that you would like us to support, then please send your suggestions to Charities@standrewspangbourne.co.uk. The Committee will consider all applications at the next available meeting.
Current Charity Events:
Children In Need – w/c 8th November 2021
Pudsey will be here at St Andrew’s to raise awareness of Children in Need. If you would like to find out more about Children in Need or support them with a donation, then please see their website.
Poppy Appeal & Remembrance Day – 11th November 2021
St Andrew’s Day of Grace & Progressive Games – 26th November 2021
As in previous years, the great St Andrew’s tradition of ‘Progressive Games’ will be accompanied by a ‘Day of Grace’, where all the children are invited to come into School in ‘home clothes’ with a small donation. This will support St Peter’s in Uganda and The Grace School in South Africa.
Restless Development Triathlon at Bradfield College – May 2022
It’s Back! After a hiatus last year, the Restless Development Triathlon is running (swimming and riding) again at Bradfield Senior school in May 2022. Restless Development is a charity that works hard to improve the standing and opportunities for children right around the world: supporting schools in Africa, running youth projects, and training young people to be self-sufficient for the future. Please download the registration form here.