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Oakham School Raises More Than £12,000 for Charities in 2021

Pupils at Oakham School have raised more than £12,000 for local and national charities across 2021.

Over the course of the year, pupils and staff have led various fundraising projects for important causes which totalled £12,070.77 in donations.

These included supporting timely campaigns such as the Poppy Appeal and Macmillan Coffee Morning, whilst others have focused on supporting the local Oakham community.

Background

Oakham School has been working with charities for many years through several different methods and outlets. 

The majority of fundraising initiatives are student-led, with representatives from each House coming up with ideas for House fundraising and School-wide events. These have included bake sales, sponge-a-teacher and selling Valentine roses, amongst other events. With Rutland Water close by, there are plenty of opportunities for sponsored walks and bike rides, which families can join in with. Not only does each initiative raise hundreds of pounds for charity, but it also gives pupils valuable experience in organising and running events.

Impact

Oakham School works with many charities on a regular basis and the feedback on the individual fundraising projects has been fantastic. Many local causes have recognised how these donations have made an impact on their work and how the pupils' volunteering has helped them in many ways. 

Pupil Involvement

Pupils across the School (aged between 10 to 18) were involved in the fundraising projects, whether that be as part of an Activity or in the Houses. 

Whilst fundraising was a vital part of the involvement of the pupils, they also volunteered their time and effort to many of the projects, making a difference in their local community.  

Frequency

Many of the fundraising projects at Oakham School are ongoing, with some charity campaigns being supported on an annual basis. 

Oakham School regularly fundraisers for local and national causes and has a Voluntary Action programme which actively encourages pupils to get involved with volunteering. 

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