Charity at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
Fund raising for charities is an integral part of the school year. We support a range of good causes, some year on year, others as a result of student nominations which are then discussed and decided by representatives from the school council. While many of the fund raising events follow the traditional non-uniform route, we also have themed dress up days, Christmas jumper days and school wide cake sales – often with contributions for vegan and gluten free diets.
Our biggest events are the annual Race for Life and Pink Day held each year in support of staff past and present and Children in Need week which comprises of a series of form organised fund raising activities, from male teacher leg waxing, to photobooths, cake sales and raffles. The week culminates in the Miss King Edward VI Handsworth (Miss KE) competition where one pupil from each form creates a themed outfit, performs a talent ranging from singing to dance to hula-hooping and is judged by a panel of teachers. All this is mixed in with loud music and lots of cheering your own form. The event is entirely organised by a group of year 11 pupils.
The running total for this year's charity donations currently stands at:£9,930
Our charities for 2017-18
In 2017-18 students and staff raised a fantastic £15,809
Students were involved through the school council in nominating and selecting a range of charities for the school to support. Through the charity representatives in each form and the school council, students chose a range of local and international causes aimed at children and adults. Some events are special to us, others would be impossible to not be involved with.
Christmas Charities 2018
Christmas charities 2018 and Non-Uniform Day 21nd December.
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MacMillan Coffee Morning. Pupils and staff bake cakes and sell them in aid of Macmillan nurses. =
Dahliscious Day. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
LEPRA. Year 7 fund raising fighting disease, poverty and prejudice.
Children in Need. A week of form organised sponsored events and money raising activities finishing with Miss KE and a non uniform day.
Poppy Appeal. Supporting the British Armed Forces past and present.
Jeans for Genes: Genetic Disorders UK is a registered charity with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. It is thought that there are currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are being identified every day. It is estimated that 1 in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. This means that in the UK, 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed each year and more than half a million children and adults are living with a genetic disorder.
Genetic disorders UK aims to be the leading source of information and support for both those affected by a genetic disorder, and the charities and patient groups that support them, by bringing together everyone’s combined experience in a place it can be shared.
Comic relief (who also organise Sport Relief)
Race for life: the new senior prefect team organise a Pink themed day with cake sales and our own “Race for life” event around the school grounds. This raises funds for Cancer Research UK.