Cambridge Campus very regularly raises money for those close at hand and around the world who are not as fortunate as we are. In the last few years pupils have raised money for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan – over £1,100; JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) – over £4,000; Help for Heroes – over £5,000; and McMillan Cancer Support – over £1,800; among others. The school regularly holds an Open Morning and runs a cake stall to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support and other charities.
The school supported our next door neighbours in the last school year – the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity – and we were very pleased to have raised over £5,000 for them.
Pupils enjoy participating in these events (which often complement their Citizenship and PSHE courses), and often fund raising events are almost completely organised by pupils. Last year Year 10 raised over £1,100 funds for the RNLI.
Another branch of community work that the school specialises in is sending the choral group to local Care Homes to entertain residents. The school has undertaken this service for several years now and has always received a very positive reception from both Care Home staff and residents alike.