Supporting charities is important at Stroud - these are some of the ways in which we have raised money:
- We wore denim in order to support Jeans for Genes. This charity raises money to help children suffering from genetic disorders.
- At Harvest time, we collected a total of 236kg of food and sanitary items (which equates to approximately 700 meals). These items were sent to the Waterside Foodbank and the Southampton City Mission – both of these charities help those who find it difficult to provide for their families.
- In order to raise money for Children in Need, everyone took part in a mud run around the field, which got very messy!
- The Bag2School initiative was successful, as always. This charity delivers the clothes we donate to many corners of the world, including The Gambia, Senegal and Poland, to name a few. In these countries, our donations are sold in clothing shops to help support families, ensuring a constant flow of produce and income.
- We managed to fill 92 shoeboxes of Christmas presents which were then transported to Eastern Europe, via the charity Link to Hope.
- We raised money for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week by "Expressing Ourselves".
- Reception and Nursery raised money and adopted two snow leopards from the WWF.
- In the Spring term, people wore ridiculous clothes and crazy hair in order to support Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day, for which we raised £1,408.91.
- We collected 173 bags and crates towards the Ukrainian appeal. These were split between two consignments: the first went to the Polish Social Club in Portswood. The second to the Testwood Baptist Church, who filled an articulated lorry headed for Poland, Later in the Summer Term, we raised more than £2,000 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, through the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
It has been great to see people continue to put themselves out for others and contribute generously to charitable causes. Thank you!