Charity & Community Service
Charity and Community Service events are part of life at Millfield. We are proud of the contribution that pupils make to a wide range of events that are organised at house, year group and the whole school level. Over £100,000 has been distributed to a range of causes in the last ten years. It is arguably of equal importance that our pupils learn firsthand about the objectives of a range of causes. This exposure, for some, will act as a catalyst for lifelong support of a particular cause. We welcome representatives from a range of charities each year to contribute to the PSHEE programme and to attend different events that are organised. Our hope is that, through their exposure to a range of activities and causes, our pupils will develop a sense of the type and scale of need that exists in modern life.
Our aims are to help pupils to:
- develop an awareness of the need in the local, national and international settings
- respond to identified needs both as individuals and groups
- organise a range of events that generate funds for a designated cause and through this to develop their leadership, communication, administrative and team working competencies
- appreciate the value of service
- develop a sense of community
- play an active role in the decision making involved in the distribution of funds raised through charity events
Through these goals we aim to ensure that Millfield fulfils its social responsibility to people less advantaged.
Millfield Charity Committee
The school's Charity Committee meets regularly to discuss fundraising initiatives and requests for support. They are charged with the important responsibility of voting for the school's nominated charity for each calendar year.
Our School Charities 2018
Our local charity is Forever Friends at Royal United Hospital Bath who fund projects that make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients cared for by the Royal United Hospitals each year as well as the friends and family who visit them. Our fundraisers and donors make it possible for us to help pay for additional equipment, research and innovations, as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’ that complement the existing high quality care at the Hospitals.
Our national charity is the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, London which raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre.
For the international charity we are committed to long term support of Lalibela in Ethiopia.
|Year||Recent School Charities||Funds Raised|
|2017||South Somerset Mind||£5,100|
|2016||Nephrotic Syndome Trust||£5,100|
|2016||Somerset Community Foundation||£5,100|