For the first time, and as part of our remodelling of our approach to Senior School charity, Lower, Middle Upper School are supporting one primary charity across the academic year. This year's charity, The Uganda School Project (TUSP), was founded by Harry Bucknell OA (00-05) and Sean Richardson (02-27) in 2016. For more information on TUSP please read the article in the Old Alleynian magazine.
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.
Oscar Gleave, Joe Collyns and a group of their friends completed a 1,300km bike ride from Roscoff to San Sebastián to raise money for Centrepoint.
The Year 6 boys had a great time running their stalls during Service Day today, and it was great to see everyone having fun as they tried their luck at winning prizes from the Year 6's stalls.
At Dulwich College, service engagement and social responsibility are deeply ingrained in our ethos. Each year, we organize a remarkable event that brings together the entire school community in an effort to make a positive impact in our local community.
Where and Now?
Migrating comes with challenges and throughout Refugee Week we took the time to remember nothing happens in isolation, one movement impacts another. We questioned why having a Refugee Week is important. Benjamin Zephaniah reminded us
“… that refugees are not just statistics, they are living, breathing people…”
Michael Davies OA (70-76)'s educational charity Parallel Histories, which promotes a new way to study the history of conflict, is now working with over 700 schools.
On Saturday morning a group of Year 6 boys travelled to the Rainbow Club in Lewisham to plan their annual sports day with their Year 6 children.
It has been fantastic to see a group of OAs taking on the Barcelona Marathon together to fundraise for three worthy causes, and we are delighted to report that they smashed it!
On Monday, a small group of Year 6 boys went to visit the super City Harvest Project in West London.
On the 3 March 2023 the Friends of DUCKS hosted their first parent social since pre-Covid.
On Wednesday 22 February we were so pleased to hand over the children’s clothes we collected during Eco Week to the Little Lives charity.
In April, Tom Hashemi OA (99-06) will be cycling 2,000 kilometres from London to Lviv to raise funds for essential mine clearance in Ukraine.
On Friday 10 February, all four DUCKS houses celebrated Charity House Day.
Michaelmas Term 2022 draws to a close and the cold winds and morning frost greet us as a December reminder of the winter season.
On Friday 2 December, Year 3 began their fundraising for this year's charity: Guide Dogs.