The School supports a number of charities raising money from non-uniform days, bake sales, sponsored walks, sponsored swims and collections at drama performances. We think it is important that the children understand the importance of supporting people less fortunate than ourselves. We support three core charities:
For many years the School has supported Dentaid, a charity providing dental care in developing countries. Most recently we supported a trip to Uganda sponsored by the generous donations made by parents after a school concert. In total the 10 dentists from the UK along with volunteers from Uganda and Kenya treated 2068 patients! See www.dentaid.org
Every year the School holds a ‘Wear Pink to School Day’ in aid of cancer research. The children come to school dressed in pink or red and make a donation towards cancer research on that day. Many of us have been or will be affected by cancer during our lives and the Royal Flight School would like to play a small part in making a difference. See cancerresearchuk.org
Shelterbox is a charity that provides aid tailored to meets the needs of a community after a specific disaster. Their sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. Shelterbox is one of the School’s long standing charity partners and has helped more than 1 million people since it was established in 2000, most recently in the areas that were devastated by Hurricane Irma in the USA and Caribbean. See www.shelterbox.org
In addition to these three core charities, the School supports other local and international charities on an ad hoc basis and our school community responds generously to appeals following natural disasters.