Students and staff at Brentwood School participate in charitable work throughout the year.
Last academic year students and staff raised over £19,000 for a wide range of charities. Annual activities across the Preparatory and Senior Schools include a Christmas Shoebox appeal and regular charity cake sales. Our most recent Macmillan Coffee Morning raised £174.
The Georgia Cordery Cup takes place each year in memory of student Georgia Cordery who died in May 2010 after a valiant two-year battle against a rare form of cancer. Last year’s tournament was keenly contested by nine Schools and raised £1,450 for GTCA, a charity that remains close to our hearts.
During our last Charity Week, Senior students in each of the six Houses raised over £5,780 for charities including Diabetes UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Cancer Research UK, SNAP, St Francis Hospice, Little Havens Hospice, Epilepsy Research, Kids Inspire, The Lowe Syndrome Trust, The Mulemi Community School in Zambia, Centrepoint and Basildon Cat Rescue. Food donations were also collected for Brentwood Food Bank and several pupils were inspired to volunteer for their charity of choice.
First Year Senior pupils raised £900 for Lepra, Second Year girls raised £1,700 for The YJS Trust and Saint Francis Hospital by completing a Mud Run and the last four Senior School non-uniform days raised over £4,000 for a variety of charities. The Big Band held a concert in February and raised over £2,000, the CCF raised over £2,000 for the Poppy appeal at Remembrance weekend by packing bags at Sainsbury’s and selling poppies around the School, and the Chapel fund raised £2,000 for the International Red Cross.