The 2016 – 2017 House Charities have been chosen by our students. We will be fundraising throughout the year to raise money to donate. Our biggest Fundraiser is the school walk, but there will also be a number of other events throughout the year.

Burlington

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

It may surprise you to know that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.

In fact as a Charity we only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air we need to raise £12,000 per day. To find out more about our partnership with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, please click here.

This is equivalent to £4.4 million per year. As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. Our two Air Ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, and together both Air Ambulances cover the whole of the region. To find out more about our Nostell Air Support Unit, visit this page, and to see more about our Topcliffe Air Support Unit, please click here.

Langdale

Me To We

Free The Children carries the power of WE globally, empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty through our holistic, sustainable international development model, Adopt a Village.

Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner. Our organisation is unique among UK charities in that it operates collaborative programmes both domestically and internationally.

In the UK, Canada and the U.S., WE Day and WE Schools are initiatives of Free The Children that educate and empower young people. WE Schools is a yearlong educational programme that nurtures compassion in students and gives them the tools to create transformative social change. And WE Day is a series of stadium-sized events that celebrate young people making a difference in their local and global communities.

In Africa, Asia and Latin America, we partner with communities to implement Adopt a Village, a holistic, five-pillar international development model designed to achieve sustainable change. Together with local leaders and families, we transform lives with solutions that are adaptive, effective and sustained long term by the community itself.

Londesborough

Cancer Research Uk

Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues.

There are more than 200 different types of cancer.

1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime.

Thanks to research many people are cured.

 

Wicstun

British Heart Foundation

Dedicated to the fight against heart disease

We are the UK’s number one heart charity and through 50 years of funding cutting edge research we have already made a big difference to people’s lives.

But the landscape of heart disease is changing. More people survive a heart attack than ever before, and that combined with an ageing population means more people are now living with heart disease and need our help.

As a result we have been reviewing our strategic approach with the help of staff, supporters and stakeholders.

Our new strategy will give us powerful focus in our fight for every heartbeat, and enable us to lead the fight against cardiovascular disease more effectively.