This week our focus in assemblies has been our House Charities. These are four organisations selected by our Heads of House that support local causes and provide help for our community in Nuneaton and the surrounding are. With strong links to our Etone Values of being courteous and caring, our Heads of House have been sharing with their respective pupils why they are supporting those charities, detailing the hard work they are putting into society and highlighting the opportunities we provide at Etone to do our bit.
So far we have raised nearly £200 each for our charities from our World Book Day fundraising drive. This was added to our overall fundraising total of over £2,000 so far this year for good causes (of course not forgetting the food and toys donated to the Nuneaton Foodbank and Salvation Army Toy Drive).
It was particularly special to hear first-hand from the representatives of Dragon and Griffin House Charities, Guy’s Gift and Doorway respectively, who shared the aims and story of their charities in addition to thanking our pupils for the fundraising they have done so far. We would like to take the opportunity to thank those charities for coming to see us.
We also look forward to Centaur and Phoenix’s charities coming to see us soon. With more activities and events planned to raise money for our charities we ask you to continue to support us and our local community as always.
Guy’s Gift founded in 2009 provides support, guidance and counselling to children and young people in the Coventry and Warwickshire area who experience bereavement. They work with the young and their families to help them through one of the most difficult in a persons life, especially for children. https://www.guysgift.co.uk/
Doorway is a charity that first started in 1997 in Bedworth. Working with CenterPoint the organisation provides accommodation and support for young people who are suffering from homelessness and find themselves in a very difficult time. https://www.doorway.org.uk/
Formed in 1996 the George Eliot Diabetes Support Group 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 in the local area for those suffering. https://www.nhs.uk/services/service-directory/diabetes-uk-george-eliot-diabetes-support-group/N10497993
Mary Ann Evans Hospice strives to enhance the quality of life of people who have a life limiting illness, by offering physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to them, their families and those caring for them. 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. https://www.maryannevans.org.uk/