Students’ Blog – 8.5 – Our Charity Selections


As we approach Christmas, we often extend our hearts and give onto others. Over the past weeks West Bromwich Collegiate Academy pupils have been voting for a house charity, for which their individual house will raise money for – in the hope of helping to improve the lives of many, who are less fortunate than us. Each house will take part in a range of events to raise money for their houses chosen charity.

Today 8.5 are going to reveal the chosen charities for each house, the impact that the charity has on others and what our houses hope to achieve.

Brindley

Brindley house have chosen The Child Poverty Action Group who works on behalf the more than 1 in 4 children growing up in poverty in the UK. They work to understand the cause of poverty, how it can be prevented/ solved, and the impact it is having on children’s lives.

This Charity helps children who are struggling to live because of their economic situation. This charity donates and provides them with essential resources like water, food, shampoo and many more. As well as this, the charity donates money to those in need and will provide safety and care for them. Poverty is something no child should experience!

As a house we hope to achieve the deduction of children facing poverty, the best we can. Children don’t get to choose where they are born, so it is not fair just for us to just sit there and do nothing. We also hope that we can receive your donations so we can have enough money to send our people over there to do the best we can and also help with food and shelter for them as well.

Kenrick

The charity our house voted for is Doctors without borders, an international humanitarian group dedicated to aid and medical care to people suffering from violence, neglect, catastrophe, armed conflicts, epidemics, malnutrition, and exclusion from health care. Doctors without borders works in almost 80 countries

Kenrick wants to make sure we can help as much people as possible. Donating £1 can help more than you think!

Chance

Chance voted Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Rainbow Trust help families with children that have serious illnesses by pairing each family with an expert Family Support Worker who enables them to make the most of time together, giving them practical and emotional support, whenever they need it, for as long as is needed. Their Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to these families and children. Rainbow Trust was an amazing charity to pick as they support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, siblings and grandparents.

Support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family. It can include:

  • Listening to a family’s fears and anxieties
  • Helping to explain illnesses, diagnose, and treatments
  • Keeping a seriously ill child company during hospital stays
  • Driving families to medical appointments to help save time and money

What our house hopes to achieve?

Our house hopes to raise at least £50.00 for the chosen charity. This will help children suffering with a terminal illness. This will be beneficial to the people under the trust of the charity because it can help families get closer to their children when they are ill. The people who are helped by the foundation are happier.

Florence

Let’s start with what charity we voted for, which was Refugee action. ARRIVING IN THE UK IS ONLY PART OF THE JOURNEY TO SAFETY – You wouldn’t believe the things that refugees and people seeking asylum go through. We don’t just mean the war, persecution, violence and terror they fled in their home countries. We mean the hatred, isolation and destitution they face when they arrive in the UK. You might think that when they arrive here, their journey to safety is over. But for many, this is not the case.

You may ask “What is Refugee Action?” Refugee Action is a charity that gives expert advice and guidance to those struggling to navigate the failing and unfair asylum system. They help those with refugee status to settle into their new homes and communities – everything from helping children into schools, to support booking doctors appointments, and ensuring they get a hot meal when they arrive into the country

They support people who suffer violent attacks or other hate crimes, to ensure they know their rights and get the help they need. They want every person who comes to the UK seeking safety to have a chance at a new life – no challenge is too big or too small for them to take on.

Florence hopes to raise donations to help refugees and help make them feel safe and settled.

Telford

Our house Telford have chosen to vote for save the children. The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. In the UK and around the world, they make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning, so they can become who they want to be.

If you donate to this company, more children’s lives will be saved, and children would be in safer environment. The impact this has on others is that more children would be happier and would have supplies to help them survive. If we send money to them, we would be giving them clean water, healthy food, a home to live in. It would help improve people’s life and hopefully make the future better.

Are house hopes to achieve to raise money to help those children in need of a safer life in the world.