Charities we support
It is core to our purpose to teach our young people about the Common Good and encourage them to adopt a healthy approach to charitable giving.
The spiritual approach followed by the school is one of its strengths. The focus is ‘to make good informed choices’ and this is shared with young people in a way that they engage in, identify with and understand. Ofsted (November 2017)
The Trussell Trust provides food and other essential every day items such as toiletries to families in need. We have adopted the Trust as part of our Christmas outreach project this year.
To make our pupils aware of the difficulties faced by the poor in our own area, and to give them the chance to show concern for others.
To fill as many hampers as we can with non-perishable food items, toiletries and small Christmas treats to the Trussell Trust food bank in Salisbury.
To give several students the opportunity to go into Salisbury to hand over the contents of the hampers.
The Kisoboka Trust was set up to provide essential amenities for the children of Notre Dame School in the Masaka County of Uganda. We have, to date, helped build washing and toilet facilities, a fish farm, vegetable beds and provided simple farming tools.
To help the local community children to improve their health, enabling them to attend school on a more regular basis.
To organise one or more fund raising activities to achieve our target of £3,000.00 and thus be able to:
- Build 3 new fresh water wells or repair existing wells in the area around the school.
- Initiate education programmes for families in the area teaching them essential lessons in maintaining personal hygiene.
CAFOD ‘HANDS-ON’ PROJECT
Last year St Edward’s took part in Pope Francis’s call to show solidarity with refugees and migrants in the ‘Share the Journey’ project. This year we would like to continue our very profitable association with CAFOD.
To make pupils aware of the harsh realities of life for young people in the slums of a district in Columbia.
To provide pupils with an opportunity to show a ‘concern for the environment’ in line with the 7 principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
To fund the setting up of education programmes in 34 schools in the Magdalena Medio region of Columbia to help a youth organisation combat urban violence.
- To increase pupils awareness of the difficulties faced by young people in the area through work in RS and in a letter writing project in the English Department.
- To organise a ‘community day’ to help rejuvenate an area of our grounds by providing a ‘grotto’ and a therapeutic walk where students and staff can go to experience calm.