Each year our Houses work hard to raise money for various good causes such as; Comic Relief, Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and Children in Need. In addition to this each House selects a charity/ good cause in the local area where fundraising events across the year help raise both funds and the profile of these organisations. We would like to take this time to introduce you to our House charities for the next academic year.
Centaur House – George Elliot Diabetes Support Group
Formed in 1996 the GEDSG aim to deliver support for people with diabetes and their families through a full range of activities and provision. The group also carries out some really important fundraising work and it is our pleasure to be able to add to this by naming them the Centaur House Charity for 2021/2022.
At Etone we pride ourselves in supporting each other no matter the situation and this is something that is mirrored by the GEDSG. In Centaur particularly we strongly promote the values of aiding your peers no matter what and offering a helping hand wherever you can. Therefor it is fitting that group receive our support for the next academic year.
Dragon House have chosen Guy’s Gift as our house charity
Guy’s Gift delivers bereavement support for children and young people throughout Coventry and Warwickshire. Our early intervention service is open to 5- to 25-year-olds and tackles a range of emotional concerns, preventing them from escalating and helping individuals to achieve their potential and continue their lives in a meaningful way.
Dragon have selected this charity in solidarity with all of our pupils that have suffered bereavement, especially given the current climate. Something that is close to our hearts.
Griffin House Charity – Doorway
Doorway is an independent charity based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, working with young people aged 16 – 25 years who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Their short-term aim is to help young people solve the immediate crisis of “no home, no money”.
Their long-term aim is to improve life chances through learning to live independently and accessing training, education and employment.
We have selected Doorway as Griffin’s charity as it’s local to Nuneaton and has supported some of our students in the past through difficult personal circumstances.
Our House Motto is Aspiration, Determination and Success and we recognise that sometimes we need to support others in order for them to achieve this. Therefore Doorway is exactly the kind of charity we feel we should support.
Phoenix: Mary Ann Evans Hospice – Charity
MAEH strive to enhance the quality of life of people who have a life limiting illness, by offering physical, emotional, social and spirtual support to them, their families and those caring for them.
Mary Ann Evans Hospice ethos supports that of Phoenix house. Our motto, ‘Never less than our best’ can be seen in the work carried out by this charity. They provide the best end of life care they possibly can to help make a person with a life limiting illness, as comfortable as possible. This in turn, can provide them and their families, some additional time to make some ever lasting memories.