Our Charity

Giving to charity and helping others is an important part of the school ethos. Each year, the school adopts a charity which it raises funds for throughout the year by having cake sales, sponsored events and enterprising activities that classes create; as well as through formal collections at church services and retiring collections at school events.

Pupils lead a number of assemblies on charities they think the school should support. Pupils then vote and the chosen charity is supported for the next twelve months. New Year 7 pupils cast their votes following presentations at their induction day in July. 

In our Centenary year, pupils were keen to support girls who has not has the educational opportunities enjoyed by LMS students. 

The chosen charity for 1917-18 is SACCA Rwanda (The Streets Ahead Children’s Centre Association). 

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It is a local NGO registered in Rwanda that works to protect and rehabilitate children who have been living on the street as well as preventing them from reaching the streets in the first place.

It began operating in October 2003 as a local association deeply embedded into the communities, within which it works to help the numerous street children in Eastern Province, in areas that constituted the former Kibungo Province.

In centres, SACCA offers accommodation, numeracy and literacy programmes in addition to HIV awareness education, health and sanitation care to the boys and the vulnerable girls.
Outside of centres, SACCA offers support to vulnerable girls and young youth through income-generating projects and a livelihood programme

The charity for 2016/17 charity was nominated by a group of Year 10 girls who particularly wanted to do something to support girls of their own age facing challenging issues. The overall aim of the Freedom Charity is to raise awareness and prevent child abuse, keeping children safe. They work to to bring awareness, help and support with regards to forced marriage, dishonour based violence and female genital mutilation (FGM).

The Lady Margaret School Charity for was 2015/16 is Plan UK’s Because I am a Girl campaign.  This campaign works with girls, with their communities, and with their governments, to implement programmes that help to ensure girls can access a quality, safe education and to reduce the incidence of child marriage and female genital mutilation.

In the year 2014-15 our joint school charities were Mind and Young Minds. Every pupil had a vote and these two were chosen after presentations by the girls in assembly.

In the year 2013-14 the winning charity was Water Aid, the nomination of two Year 8 pupils. Is is an international non-governmental organisation whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

In 2012-2013 our school charity was Stop the Traffik, a global coalition working together to help stop the sale of people, to see the traffickers prosecuted and to protect the victims of human trafficking. A year of fundraising activities culminated in £6,000 being raised in the school’s sponsored walk in September, held as part of the school’s birthday celebrations.

 


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