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
Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife Trust is a wildlife hospital based in Sidlesham, near Chichester and serves the South of England.
They are dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation and release of sick, orphaned, and injured wildlife.
They have been saving wildlife for 40 years, and receive about 3,000 wildlife patients each year. About 2,500 of these are birds, plus 500 hedgehogs, and small numbers of other mammals and reptiles.
They are a voluntary organisation funded entirely through charitable donations.
Brent Lodge recently won the Best Rescue Centre UK at the Animal Star Awards, which recognises the care they give to wildlife.
The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us. They have more than 800,000 members, 40,000 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees.
Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity formed by people getting together to make a positive difference to wildlife and future generations, starting where they live.
For more than a century they have been saving wildlife and wild places, increasing people’s awareness and understanding of the natural world, and deepening people’s relationship with it.
They look after more than 2,300 nature reserves, covering 98,500 hectares, and operate more than 100 visitor and education centres in every part of the UK, on Alderney and the Isle of Man.
Children’s Air Ambulance
Cancer Research UK
Each year we are delighted to present both chosen charities with a cheque for approximately £2,500.