College chooses four main charities annually. Each House nominates one charity and an overview of the nominations is presented in Prayers. Staff and girls then anonymously vote for the charities they would like to support during the next academic year.
While we would like to help as many organisations as possible, choosing a smaller number means the chosen charities can each benefit substantially from a larger donation. It also enables College to build up a relationship with each of the charities, giving girls the opportunity to find out more about them and their work.
Several girls have gone on to take gap year placements with some of these organisations and with St Hilda’s East, our permanent charity.
College has also supported various ‘one off’ appeals, including the National Emergency Committee’s appeal for the disastrous Nepal earthquake; and the girls again provided much appreciated gifts for pensioners and children at St Hilda’s East Community Centre.
Our charities for 2018-19
For the current year we are supporting the following organisations:
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Committed to reaching and improving the lives of people living with cancer.
As a global organisation, Plastic Oceans aims to inform on the topic of plastic pollution, inspire people to care about the issue and desire to be part of the solution, and incite action on real solutions that will shift the global reliance on plastic.
Across 12 different countries, A21 is a nonprofit organisation working to abolish slavery, from tackling human trafficking and reducing vulnerability in refugee camps to protecting and caring for survivors.
Based in Wales, 2 Wish Upon A Star aims to ensure immediate bereavement support is available for suddenly bereaved families and provide support to individuals who witness the sudden and traumatic death of a child or young adult.
ST HILDA’S EAST
Our permanent charity: a multi-purpose community Centre catering for all sections of the local community in the East End of London. Founded by The Incorporated Guild of Cheltenham Ladies' College in 1889.