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Charities 2015-16

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Charity at Thamesview 

At Thamesview we pride ourselves on the fantastic charity work that we do within our school community. Part of the ethos of our school is to encourage our pupils to think of people less fortunate than themselves, and one way we are able to do this is by charity education and fundraising.

Throughout the year we support national events including Children In Need Day, The Poppy Appeal and Comic or Sport Relief. As well as this we also feel it is important for our students to have a say in the charities we work with and this is represented by our inter-community competition ‘The Cupless Cup’ where students raise money for the individually chosen community charities.

Each year we also look to support other charities which the students, parents and staff may have an interest or passion for. These charities may be supported through a one off event or activity designed and ran by the students and staff.

All school productions utilise public events to raise charity funds to support the strong charity ethos that is evident throughout our school community. There are often subject or enrichment club events which raise money and then donate their raised funds equally to the four student-selected community charities.

To support our active fundraising we also dedicate one ‘Charity Day’ in the final weeks of our academic year. On this day the theme of charity runs through all of the tutor time activities, normal lessons and one specially designed charity lesson during the final period of the day. As well as educating the students about why charity is so important to the society we live in it also gives us the opportunity to celebrate the fantastic achievements our school community has achieved over the year.

At Thamesview we believe in supporting others and through the commitment, passion and dedication of our school community we strive to achieve a sense of empathy within our students. We succeed in doing this by instilling within them a sense of moral responsibility through our extensive charity work.

Battersea Cats & Dogs Home 

The first charity event of the year started with us collecting animal food for the Battersea Cats & Dogs home which was led by Miss Skipsey, an annual event for a great cause which is always popular and well supported. This year the tins and bags of pet food filled up the Endeavour office and the valuation of the collection was £100. Well done to everyone on a great start to the year for Thamesview and all the animals you have helped.

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MacMillan Coffee Morning 

What an amazing couple of days we have had at school as we supported the MacMillan Coffee Morning this year. The admin team must have baked solid for weeks in advance as the amount of cakes on sale was incredible! The heartspace was filled with cakes, biscuits and even a raffle! All the students and staff absolutely loved it and the charity will be over the moon as the coffee morning made an incredible £767.82! Not only did we raise a fantastic amount the whole school was buzzing with cake fever…and rightly so because they were all delicious!

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Children in Need 

Once the again the student council have delivered an absolutely fantastic day of events in support of Children In Need. The student council have worked incredibly hard by planning and preparing all the events in aid of helping others less fortunate than ourselves. As well as all the students and staff wearing spots or yellow and white, there were also activities including a bake sale, raffle, guess the name of the minion, guess how many sweets in a jar and even a sponge the teacher event. This year students had so much to choose from and it really was great to be part of such an inspiring day which was also supported by teachers planning their lessons around charity and our favourite bear Pudsey. A huge congratulations to everyone involved in making the day so memorable and for raising a fantastic £957!

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Poppy Appeal 

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Make-A-Wish 

Music students at Thamesview organised a fantastic Christmas Concert this year and decided that they would also support two separate charities at the event. As well as publicising the charities with posters and information on the night, the students also organised a raffle to raise funds for the charities. After an amazing evening full of acting, singing and dancing the students also managed to raise a total of £141 which will be split evenly between the Make-A-Wish foundation and the Oliver Fisher Special Baby Care Unit. Congratulations to all the students on a wonderful night and there fabulous contributions to their chosen charities.

 

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Readathon 

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Students at Thamesview raised a fantastic £187 whilst supporting the national Readathon initiative, with all funds going towards their hospital programme. Throughout the year, Readathon provides brand new books and storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in hospitals across the UK. Even children unable to leave their beds can choose books from Readathon’s specially designed mobile bookcase, and because they are brand new, the books are safe for those at high risk of infection.

As well as their programme they also support children in hosptials via these three brilliant charities, The Roald Dahl Marvellous Children's Charity, CLIC Sargent and Together for Short Lives.

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Cupless Cup 

The Cupless Cup is the Thamesview Community Charity Project which is designed to educate students about the importance of being charitable. Students at Thamesview have the opportunity to vote upon the charities they support within their own community which encourages Student Voice and also enables them to work together as a community towards a common goal. Designed under the philosophy of sparing a ‘penny for your thoughts’,  each community will aim to collect 1ps or 2ps  in support of the elected community charity chosen by their own students. Any monetary amounts may be added to the collections but it is coppers that we are encouraging the students to collect.

There are three separate tournaments of the Cupless Cup; Winter, Spring and Summer. Each tournament runs for a period of two terms and the community that has raised the most money receives the funds of a non-school uniform day for the chosen charity they are supporting.  There is no prize for the communities or students other than the reward of learning about doing nice and charitable things for the benefit of others.

The students at Thamesview have really committed to the idea of giving their spare coppers for absolutely nothing in return. The Cupless Cup will run until the end of the school year as each community attempts to raise the most pennies; this year the communities are supporting the following Charities.

Challenger – Help For Heroes

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Discovery – Children with Cancer UK

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Endeavour – Cancer Research

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Enterprise – Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Tournament breakdown

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Sport Relief 

During the last full week of term 4, the PE department organised a number of events to raise money for Sports Relief. These included a sport clothes day, a cake sale, wheelchair basketball, table tennis competitions, an obstacle course competition and two staff versus student sport matches.

Over the week, students of all ages raised money competing in the activities, either by taking part in the sporting events or by being sponsored to spend a day in school in a wheelchair and learning about the work of Sport Relief.

The students played a fantastic part in all the activities to raise money for the charity and raised an amazing £861.60! Well done to the PE department and everyone who supported the charity week.

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World Book Day 

On Thursday 3rd March 2016; Thamesview School celebrated World Book Day and the event was a huge success which included both staff and students dressing up as their favourite book characters. The event raised an amazing £542.45 in aid of Readathon which will help with their hospital programme where they provide books and storytellers for sick children. Readathon also supports three other charities;  Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer and Together for Short Lives. Well done and huge congratulations to all that were involved in such a fantastic day.

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Charity Certificates and Letters of Appreciation 

Name Date File Size  
Cancer Research UK - Discovery Letter of... 23rd Feb 2016 312 KB Download
Cancer Research UK - Letter of Appreciat... 23rd Feb 2016 311 KB Download
Cancer Research UK - Letter of Appreciat... 23rd Feb 2016 315 KB Download
Children in Need - Certificate of Apprec... 23rd Feb 2016 292 KB Download
Children in Need - Champions of Change 2... 18th Apr 2016 404 KB Download
Children in Need - Letter of Appreciatio... 23rd Feb 2016 364 KB Download
Children with Cancer UK - Certificate of... 23rd Feb 2016 283 KB Download
Children with Cancer UK - Letter of Appr... 23rd Feb 2016 520 KB Download
Ellenor - Letter of Appreciation 23rd Feb 2016 462 KB Download
Help for Heroes - Certificate of Appreci... 23rd Feb 2016 430 KB Download
Help for Heroes - Certificate of Recogni... 23rd Feb 2016 403 KB Download
Help for Heroes - Letter of Apppreciatio... 23rd Feb 2016 455 KB Download
Help for Heroes - Letter of Appreciation 23rd Feb 2016 468 KB Download
Help for Heroes - Letter of Appreciation 23rd Feb 2016 468 KB Download
Make-A-Wish - Certificate of Recognition 23rd Feb 2016 361 KB Download
Make-A-Wish - Letter of Appreciation 16-... 23rd Feb 2016 526 KB Download
Make-A-Wish - Letter of Appreciation 16-... 23rd Feb 2016 297 KB Download
Make-A-Wish - Letter of Appreciation 18-... 23rd Feb 2016 456 KB Download
NSPCC - Certificate of Appreciation 23rd Feb 2016 423 KB Download
NSPCC - Letter of Appreciation 23rd Feb 2016 317 KB Download
Oliver Fish Letter of Appreciation Febru... 18th Apr 2016 291 KB Download
Poppy Appeal - Challenger Certificate of... 23rd Feb 2016 299 KB Download
Poppy Appeal - Discovery Certificate of... 23rd Feb 2016 302 KB Download
Readathon - Certificate of Appreciation 23rd Feb 2016 331 KB Download
Sports Relief Letter 2016 10th Mar 2016 206 KB Download 

 

Total Fundraised 

 

MONEY RAISED THIS SCHOOL YEAR!