On behalf of the student council, I would like to inform you about our imminent annual Charity Day at CLCC, which will be on 10th October 2019. Once again we will be hosting a variety of fund-raising events, from cake sales to football tournaments, to raise money for our partner charity, Volunteer Africa 32 Degrees South (VA32), a national charity, Young Minds, and local charity, Move. Throughout the afternoon, students and staff will run activities and stalls for our Charity Fayre which all students will participate in.
The International charity we support is based in the ‘Wild Coast’ area of South Africa, in the town of Chintsa, where access to the technologies and facilities which we take for granted isn’t available for most children, either at school or home. We have supported the charity since 2010 and in that time have helped develop the ‘Big Green E-Machine’, a mobile ICT lab which travels from township to township; funded the building and equipment of a crèche in Chintsa, a vital service for the youngest children who benefit from the socialisation and safe conditions provided by dedicated staff; and developed the Chintsa Soup Kitchen, which provides a nutritious daily meal for the children of the township on the weekends and holidays when they don’t have access to a school lunch.
Over the last eight years, CLCC has raised over £20,000 for the charity and organised a working holiday for 16+ students who, during their time in Chintsa, built a jungle gym next to the soup kitchen and found out first hand exactly how our fundraising makes an impact.
We are also supporting Young Minds, a charity promoting mental health in young people across the country, and Move, a charity based in Loughborough, which supports rehabilitation through physical activity.
We would like to ask for parental support for the fundraising day. Please remind students to bring in cash for participation in activities that week, as payment cards can’t be accepted.
It will also be a non-uniform day with a £1 donation; students who come in non-uniform must still wear their College ID Badge and lanyard, and please continue to adhere to the uniform guidance regarding make-up and piercings. If you have PE on Thursday morning, please also bring your College PE kit as usual.
Thanks go out in advance to all of the students and staff who will organise, perform and donate during the day, and to you for your support.
Mrs K. Morris
Co-ordinator of PSHE and Citizenship