To celebrate the first week back at school, pupils in the Junior and Lower Schools took part in a Reverse Mufti Day on Friday 5 June to raise vital funds for the National Emergencies Trust Covid-19 Appeal.
One of the most heartening aspects of charitable fundraising at the College is the commitment and initiative shown by the boys themselves. In recent years they have organised numerous events including sports tournaments, talent shows, ‘bake-off’ style competitions and sponsored events. Most years the boys’ charity fund-raising efforts raise over £30,000 for good causes.
The College supports many local charities with direct links to current pupils and staff including St Christopher’s Hospice, Macmillan, Papyrus, Shelter and the Hollington Club - a youth club situated in a deprived area of Camberwell which was originally founded by the College and continues to attract the support of Old Alleynians as well as our Community Action team.
Charity might begin at home, but as a diverse and multi-cultural community we also look further afield. We have in recent years supported Tackle Africa, Water Aid and Amnesty International. The growth of our international schools has enabled us to support charities in their countries too for example in 2017 the College will be supporting a number of charities that work in Myanmar.
Our charity work has an obvious benefit to the community, raises the boys’ awareness of the needs of those around them and encourages them to develop as considerate citizens with a strong sense of their responsibility in society.
This week we were delighted to arrange a collection of 9 boxes of books (approximately 600) which were donated by Junior School boys during Book Week.
During the Summer half-term holiday, the Dulwich College Boat Club took on a challenge to complete 2,000,000m over five days.
Our charity of the Lent term was AFFCAD, the grassroots charity in Bwaise slum in Uganda.
As part of our virtual CCF activity we have been keeping cadets and staff on their toes by setting them challenges.
7R organised a hugely successful cake sale on 4 March in aid of AFFCAD, the College Charity for Lent 2020.
Ten Year 4 boys visited the Brixton and Norwood Foodbank at their warehouse in Streatham, with donations from the Junior School.
Making the most of the growing popularity of Patball amongst the Middle School, Year 11’s Sameer Khalil and Taiga Chawatama took it upon themselves to organise a tournament to raise funds for our charity of the term, AFFCAD.
In support of Save the Children, the boys of the Middle and Upper School came together to contest a highly sought title: the best Fifa player (excluding staff) at the College.
A total of £300 was raised at the second hand uniform/coffee morning. The money will benefit Friends of Dulwich College's chosen charity, HoneyPot
The boys have had a lot of fun this week celebrating the Junior School's fundraising for Save the Children.
On Monday, the Year 13s from Dulwich College and JAGS came together to wrap presents for the Southwark-based charity Little Village, which is making sure that no child in Southwark is without a present at Christmas.
Year 8 pupils showed Home Alone over two lunchtimes this week in the Raymond Chandler Library to raise money for our charity partner, Save the Children.
This half term I cycled the length of Israel for the charity Norwood, who provide phenomenal care to people with physical and learning difficulties (such as autism) and their families.