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 about promoting 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
CancerWise – supporting people through and beyond cancer
CancerWise is a registered charity based in Chichester, West Sussex, providing support and information services for people diagnosed with cancer, their families, children aged 4-17 and carers in the West Sussex and East Hampshire area.
Clients can access a variety of complementary therapies, counselling, specialist support groups and exercise classes to help people to live well on a day-to-day basis. CancerWise offers practical, emotional and social support to help patients and their family members through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Whether accessing counselling, complementary therapies or emotional care, CancerWise provides space to support the mind, body, spirit and emotional health through and beyond cancer, in an empathetic, caring and compassionate environment.
RSPCA – Let’s put an end to animal cruelty
The RSPCA is the oldest animal welfare charity in the UK and were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and work hard to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering. Through their campaigns they raise standards of care, and awareness of issues, that affect animals today.
They rely on donations and support to help push for changes in the law to improve the welfare of animals on farms, in labs, in the wild, in paddocks or our homes. Through investigations and prosecutions, they endeavour to stand up to those who deliberately harm animals to send out a clear message, that animal abuse will not be tolerated. They have highly trained officers who tackle neglect and cruelty on every level working to stamp out animal cruelty wherever possible. The RSPCA aims to rehabilitate animals wherever possible, providing them with the very best veterinary care and support and hopes to find them new homes, either through rehoming or release.
World Wildlife Fund
Riding for the Disabled Association
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
The Sussex Snowdrop Trust
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.