"At Haileybury, it is part of our mission to develop in every pupil a sense of giving something back to the communities they serve. We give pupils of all ages the opportunity to create, administrate and lead fundraising projects to enhance their awareness of those less fortunate than themselves."
Sarah McDonald Charity Committee
Haileybury supports charities locally, nationally and internationally, giving pupils of all ages the opportunity to create, administer and lead fundraising projects. Pupils raise money for a huge range of charities, both as part of the College and in their individual capacities.
Haileybury's pupil Charity Committee meets once a week, chaired by two Charity College Prefects (pictured) and has at least one representative from each House. Any young philanthropist is welcome to join.
The Committee runs an active schedule of events including a Charity Ball in January, regular doughnut sales, non-uniform days, teacher vs pupils competitions and quizzes – all are pupil initiatives.
Whether it is roses for Valentine’s Day or candy canes at Christmas, the pupils are keen to find every opportunity to help generate more funds for Haileybury's chosen charities.
But it's worth it; in 2015-16 for example the hard work of Haileybury's Charity Committee resulted in an impressive £32,000 raised for Action For Kids, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Haileybury Youth Trust.
For 2017-18, Haileybury pupils and staff are supporting the following charities in particular:
St Helena Hospice helps people with an incurable illness to live well and die with dignity and choice. It supports patients and families across North Essex. This includes out in people's homes, at their 15 bed Inpatient Unit in Colchester, and at their two centres in Colchester and Clacton. The hospice also provides counselling and bereavement support.
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
HYT provides sustainable interventions to improve health, education and training, and employment prospects among impoverished young people around the world. Established in 1890, HYT supports a programme of sustainable development through training, construction and the creation of employment.
It has been working with impoverished young Ugandans since 2006, equipping them with skills and transforming lives. A key current project is 'One Village at a Time', which aims to transform 10 villages over a five year period and works with local people to install water tanks and build low-cost, low-carbon homes and schools for the Ugandans of tomorrow.
If you shop online you, too, could help our three Haileybury Charities at no extra cost to yourself by joining 'The Giving Machine'. Once you have joined, simply log on as a Giving Machine member and every purchase you make via your favourite online stores will make a donation to Haileybury’s nominated charities.
There really is no catch: it will not cost you anything extra – the online shop pays the donation on your behalf. To find out more, simply visit www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and:
You'll find more than 300 retailers at The Giving Machine, including all your favourite high street names. Please do register with The Giving Machine and make Haileybury Charities your chosen beneficiary.
For more information about the charities above, please follow the links below: