Charity Work & Fundraising
We believe that charities are an integral part of every community. We recognise that charities change the lives of people in need every day with even the smallest of donations making a large impact in a community. We are resolute in ensuring that our students always consider those less fortunate than themselves.
We do a lot of fundraising organised organised centrally by us, but also have many students who have been inspired to run their own campaigns completely independently.
MacMillian Cancer support – September 2018
Every year we hold a whole school Sponsored Walk. The entire school is involved. We walk from school along the Worth Way to Crawley Down, where most stop for a spot of lunch, and then do the return journey back to school – 10 miles (16km) in total. Most students wear fancy dress and the atmosphere is amazing. Members of the public are incredibly complimentary about the attitude and behaviour of our students and we always look forward to the emails and phonecalls after the event. In consultation with students and staff, the student headship team elect a charity each year, trying to alternate each year between a local and international charity.
“For our 2018 Sponsored Walk, students and staff voted to support The Olive Tree cancer support centre in Crawley. However, as usual, our staff, students and their families and friends were incredible. Including Gift Aid, together they raised an incredible final total of:
Final fundraising total of £13,681.53
Thank you to everyone who took part or supported in the fundraising. What a fantastic team effort!
Please visit their website to find out more about the amazing work they do. http://olivetreecancersupport.org.uk/
Oriel Super 7 – Staff challenge
Oriel Super 7 is an annual staff challenge that sees many staff take part in fundraising activities for a nominated local charity each year. For 2017/18 we selected St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley as our charity and had the target to raise £5000. The challnege is called Super 7 because we aim to get 7 staff members if possible to take part in any one event/challenge. Events that staff have taken part in include, Tough mudders, half marathons, 5K Park runs, Midnight walks, London and Brighton marathons, triathlons, and dragon boat racing to name some. You can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/orielsuper7
Non Uniform days
At the end of each term we hold a non-uniform day and each student is asked to donate £1 for a charity selected by the students.
Sport Relief 2018
Another great effort by our PE department and all our students. This year saw the first ever ‘Oriel Colour run’ and students seemed to really enjoy the challenge and the fun while helping to raise money for Sport Relief.