Supporting others has been a tradition at the College and in our support for charities over a 23 year period we have raised over £140,000!
Our primary charity is BBC Children in Need and every year we dedicate a day to raise as much money as we can. In 2017 we raised approximately £6,500 for the charity, with every single penny going to help improve the lives of vulnerable children across the UK.
A second fundraising event is held during the year where we raise money for a charity chosen by the Student Council. A number of other charities have been supported in the past, including the Newlife Foundation, Word Challenge, CRY and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation Charity. You can read more about the Sophie Lancaster Foundation Charity below.
Children in Need Day
Every year an entire day is dedicated to fundraising for the BBC Children in Need appeal. The fun packed day begins with staff and students donating £1 in order to wear casual dress and our Sixth Form students, wearing fancy dress, collect lots of donations from the public in Derby City Centre. Students work in teams as Smurfs, Mime Artists, pirates and characters from Disney films; you name it they do it! They brave the cold weather from very early in the morning and entertain the people of Derby to raise as much money as they can.
Meanwhile back at the College, the staff and students set up stalls for an afternoon of fundraising. Each Tutor group is charged with the responsibility of running a stall and there is a healthy competitive edge with tutor groups finding inventive and enterprising ways to fundraise. Favourites include, henna painting, carnival games, competitions, food and drink stalls and of course, Splat the Tutor!
Our annual Children in Need Show is always a big hit. The variety show contains some fantastic performances by our very talented staff and students, hosted and put together by Post 16 students.
Every year the College raises thousands of pounds for the charity, which makes a real difference to the lives of children across the UK.
Please consider making a donation on behalf of children and support the College efforts. Details can be found on the BBC Children in Need website, but remember, if you donate let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add your donation to our total.
Sophie Lancaster Foundation Charity
Following the murder of her “goth” daughter Sophie in 2007, Sylvia Lancaster, an experienced youth worker, established the Sophie Lancaster Foundation Charity, whose aims are to create a lasting legacy to Sophie through education and campaigning for the UK Hate Crime legislation to include alternative subcultures.
The Charity works in secondary and primary schools, colleges, prisons and with young offenders challenging the often violent prejudice towards people from alternative subcultures.
In 2016 the College was proud to support the Charity by holding a non-uniform day, raising £1052.