Charities supported by the school
Oakwood families and staff are given the opportunity to nominate charities close to their hearts for the Oakwood community to support each year. Our pupils vote on both a national and local charity and throughout the school year think of wonderful creative fundraising events to raise funds. We welcome visits from the charities to teach our children more about their work and develop in our pupils a greater understanding of their responsibilities in our local community.
We are very proud of our pupils for leading our fundraising and actively engaging in the support of our chosen charities each year. Mrs Bradbury often meets with small groups of pupils who are particularly passionate to promote a fundraising idea either for our school charities or for a charity that has impacted them directly. We are always glad to support these endeavours, a Friday afternoon cake sale is a real treat!
This Year’s School Charities
The OHMI Trust is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for people who are physically disabled. Their objective is to remove the barriers to music-making so as to enable full and undifferentiated participation in musical life. There are four elements to their work:
- The acquisition of instruments through their international competition
- Music Makers - teaching support programme
- Research into music education, instrument design, instrument manufacture, and social issues
- Making instruments available through a national hire scheme
Sage House Dementia Support was set up in 2014 to provide a vital service offering support, guidance, and care for those in the community living with dementia. Dementia is a complex disease with a rapidly increasing prevalence. Their vision is a society where dementia is wholly understood and accepted, enabling people living with dementia to be fully supported throughout the whole of their journey.
Dementia Support opened the hub – known as Sage House, on 8th May 2018 and welcome people from the local West Sussex community with concerns about dementia and memory loss.
Brent Lodge Bird and Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trust
Children’s Air Ambulance
Cancer Research UK
Each year we are delighted to present both chosen charities with a cheque for approximately £2,500.