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Each year, parents vote on a charity to support

Garden House children and their parents are engaged in charitable enterprises throughout the school year, both large and small. The major fundraising events are directed towards the School charity.

charities supported by the parents' association

In the past, the GHS Parents Association has supported Blue Marine Foundation, Critical Care Campaign at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Over the Wall, Helen and Douglas House, Honeypot, Louis Dundas House, Auditory Verbal UK, the Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children’s Charity and The Whitley Fund for Nature. Every year, the Parents' Association also makes a donation to the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
This year the supported charity is the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea. Last year the School Council shortlisted the charities who pitched for support and organised a ballot for the pupils to vote.

The children and the charity work together

The charities make presentations to the children in assemblies over the year, increasing awareness of issues both local or global.
We encourage our children to raise funds in parallel with the major, annual PA fundraisers which include Quiz Night and Gala Night. We believe charitable endeavour is an important part of a child’s education at Garden House. To understand and to be aware that there are causes that need our support is an essential life lesson.

Opportunities to fund raise are numerous and varied

Cake days, Jeans for Genes day, the Poppy Appeal and Christmas Boxes are embedded in the School Calendar. Older children are allowed to propose a charitable enterprise, usually in response to a topical issue and to bring it to fruition such as raising funds for Grenfell victims, and more recently the victims of Australian Fires with a sponsored run.
Our children are recognised and applauded for charitable undertakings outside School through a community board.