Block 4s to raise funds for local charities

By Graham Banks, Head of Outreach
After participating in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative some Block 4 students felt that, pleased as they were that the Simon Says charity had gained £3,000, it was a shame to be giving nothing to other charities with which they had formed strong links. A group has formed, pledged to raising a further £3,000 for four more local charities nominated by members of the year group. These are Canine Partners, providing dogs for people with disabilities; the Sussex Snowdrop Trust, caring for children with life-threatening illnesses; the Elizabeth Foundation, supporting children with little or no hearing; and Enable Ability, supporting disabled people in Hampshire. The aim is to give £750 to each of these charities by the end of the summer term. The group is busy organising a range of fundraising schemes, but is conscious that to raise such a large sum they will need to attract donations from outside the student body as well. If you would like to give the group support or advice please contact Graham Banks.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music school. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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