The School Charity 2016/17
Birkdale Senior School
The nominated charity for Birkdale Senior School is The Children’s Hospital Charity. Charity Co-ordinator Gemma Bower, Community Fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital, visited the school to talk to students about the vitally important work done by the charity. Last year alone the charity raised £3.3million to fund equipment and improve facilities for thousands of children. Birkdale students will raise money over the coming months towards the Make It Better appeal and aim to raise £25k to fund an en-suite bedroom at the hospital where parents can stay with their children during treatment. The remaining cost of the room is funded by the government.
Birkdale Prep School
The Prep School Charity for this academic year will be Joseph’s Goal. This initiative aims to promote awareness, increase research and find a cure for a rare condition called Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH). This is a life limiting condition that currently affects around 500 young people worldwide including a young man called Joseph Kendrick, who charity is named after. Our school has also been aware of this condition as one of our pupil’s sister sadly passed away from complications of this condition last year. I hope you will agree with us that it is a wholly worthy initiative to raise funds for over the coming year.
Woolly Hats, Gloves and Scarves.
We have also established links with a small charity initiative that helps the homeless of our city. They have asked for some pressing practical help. With colder weather on the horizon there is a desperate need for adult size woolly hats, gloves and scarves to hand out to those unfortunate not to have a roof over their heads. If you have any of these items that you have no further need for, please hand them into your son’s form tutor and we will gladly pass them onto the charity.