Charity & Community Service

  •  

    Leo's Club members

  •  

    Mencap Day 2017

  • Mencap Day 2017 - Nail Painting
     

    Mencap Day 2017

  •  

    Macmillan Coffee Morning

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 important 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 2017

Our local charity is a small mental health charity, South Somerset Mind, based in Yeovil to support individuals who are struggling with their mental health. Somerset Community Foundation which supports people in Somerset. Our national charity is JBVC Foundation, recently established to assist young people to leave street gangs and develop sustainable careers. For the international charity we are committed to long term support of Lalibela School in Ethiopia.

 Year    Recent School Charities   Funds Raised
2016Lalibela School£5,800
2016Nephrotic Syndome Trust£5,010
2016Somerset Community Foundation£5,100
2015Children's Hospice South West£1,162
2015Starlight£5,000
2015Lalibela School£6,000
2015Somerset Community Foundation£5,000