Each year, Westbourne House supports specific charities, which are chosen by the children and usually include a mix of international, national and local organisations.
Activities throughout the year organised by pupils, staff and parents contribute to our chosen charities: dress up days, fetes, bake sales, a bienniel gala and bienniel whole school fete and an annual Charity Week.
In 2015-16 we raised a impressive £83,972.05! This sum includes money raised for our three school charities - The Elizabeth Foundation, The Brain Tumour Charity/The Silas Pullen Fund and United World Schools - together with the Royal British Legion 14-18 Legacy. That is something for the school community to feel very proud about.
This year (2016-18) we are supporting two local, two national and one international charity:
Fundraising to create a supportive and friendly community ‘Hub’ in Chichester for people living with dementia, their friends, their families and carers.
The Sussex Snowdrop Trust
Provides care at home for children with life threatening illnesses providing nurses and financial help for their families.
Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, offering support and guidance to bereaved children and their families.
The Royal British Legion: 14-18 Legacy
Young people across the UK and beyond are aiming to raise one million pounds for the Royal British Legion between 2014-18. Every pound raised helps the Royal British Legion support wounded, injured and sick service men and women from all three services. The charity also helps to support their families.
Mary’s Meals aims to provide chronically hungry children with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty.
In addition to the above charities we will also continue to fundraise for:
Westbourne Bursary Fund: for local children who have strong potential in academics, music or sport, but who otherwise would not have access to a Westbourne education.