charities

CHARITY IS A CENTRAL PRINCIPLE TO THE PURPOSE OF GARDEN HOUSE AND the PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION

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Each summer term, a number of charities are nominated and a shortlist produced.

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.
The children contribute to charitable endeavours both big and small.

Each parent may vote to select their choice from the shortlist.

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.
This years supported charities are Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity and the Chelsea Physic Garden (CPG)

Funds raised by the Parents Association are given to the years chosen charity (80%) with the remainder to the Royal Hospital's Charity, the Chelsea Pensioners Appeal.

These charities make presentations to the children in assemblies over the year, increasing awareness of issues whether 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 there are people and animals who 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. Garden House children contribute to others charitable undertakings by entering art competitions for example.
Our children are recognised and applauded for charitable undertakings outside School through a community board.
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