Charity of the Year



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Little Havens hospice provides specialist care for babies, children and teenagers, up to the age of 19 from across Essex, who have a life-limiting or life threatening illness.

They offer short respite breaks, emergency stays to control a child’s symptoms caused by their illness or medication; and care for children at the end of their lives – for as long as is needed – within the home and at their hospice.

They look after the whole family too such as one-to-one support, post bereavement care and emotional and educational support for siblings.



Thanks to Ryan's impassioned presentation, blood cancers were chosen as our charity of the year this year. Since then, sadly one of our pupils has developed leukaemia, so we have also thrown ourselves into fundraising to support Sadie and her family.

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In 2012 Battersea cared for more than 5,500 dogs and nearly 3,000 cats and it cost £12.7m to care for the dogs and cats at Battersea’s three centres in south London, at Brands Hatch and Old Windsor. They receive no Government funding to run the Home but exist purely through the generosity of charity.


This year children voted to raise money for the multiple sclerosis society.

Fundraising events included an easter cake and paper origami sale, Sport Relief mile run and non-uniform days.


Our charity was the Polly Parrot Appeal, raising money to fit the paediatric Accident & Emergency department being built at Basildon hospital. There will be a sensory room and various zones to help children of all ages feel safe and relaxed. Our children have been asked to help design the department so it is truly child-friendly. The year 6 school councillors attended the launch evening at Orsett Hall on Wednesday 6th October and spoke about how this appeal was important to them. Then we were invited to the opening on 29th Feb 2012.


We raised £2215 through cake sales, a World Book Day book sale, non-uniform days, a sponsored run & red nose day challenges; £800 was also raised for Comic Relief.

We also held a competition to design and make Polly Parrot, which were then displayed in Basildon hospital.



We have sponsored a ugandan gorilla called Amy for several years now and we have a link with Mutolere Primary school nearby. So this year we decided to raise money to support the conservation of Amy's species and the villages around her.
We raised £2535 through a sponsored mile run, selling bookmarks, selling scooby doos and a sponsored Speedmark.


Our charity was Jennifer's Trust. We raised £2185 in the following ways:

  • making and selling magazines and bookmarks
  • Wacky Records during Comic Relief
  • non-uniform days
  • stalls at Christmas bazaar
  • multiskills challenge with Team Superschools
2016 Little Havens
2015 Blood Cancer
2015 Sadie Appeal £2400
2014 Cancer Research UK  £1100
2013 Battersea Dogs Home  £567 
2012 MS Society  £3000
2011 Polly Parrot Appeal £2215
2010 Gorilla Organization £2535
2009 Jennifer's Trust £2185
2008 Childline £2147
2007 Little Havens £1262
2006 Water aid £1395
2005 Great Ormond Street £2530
2004 Barnardo's £1693

2017 Comic Relief £330
2016 Sport Relief
2015 Comic Relief  £420
2014 Sport Relief  £180
2013 Comic relief £400
2012 Sport Relief £1500 
2011 Comic relief £800
2010 Sport relief £1300
2009 Comic relief £410
2008 Sport relief £1292

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