Charity of the Year
2020/21 Charity - Local and national based charities
The Marvell College community recognises the need to help others, and the School aims to raise a large amount of money for charity every year. The School is very proud of the commitment and eagerness of its students to raise funds for its chosen charities year after year. Every term sees each year group take responsibility for planning, organising and delivering a variety of fundraising events in order to help make a difference.
In addition, many students engage in community work, and a number of our students help to collect much needed foodbank items and assist with the delivery of these each half term.
The Charity Committee is a pupil group made up from volunteer representatives from each of our year groups. The group researches a variety of local or national charities and decides which organisations will benefit from fundraising drives and initiatives which the pupils lead on each year.
The group meets regularly to discuss ideas for fundraising and to organise events for our school community to raise awareness, and of course funds, for our charities. They also work closely with the local foodbank St Philips Church, Bilton Grange in order to raise much needed supplies to support the most vulnerable in our local community.
This year our charity partners are:
Year 7 – Roux’s Army (fundraising campaign for the Leeds Hospital Charity)
Year 8 – Candlelighters
Year 9 – Macmillan Cancer Support
Year 10 – Alzheimers Research UK
Year 11 – Hull Mind
2019/20 and 2020/21 Charity - Local and national cancer based charities
Our charity focus for 2019-20 and 2020/21 are both local and national cancer based charities. We have chosen to support these charities due to the number of staff and students who have been affected by different types of cancer.
This year is the first time that each year group have chosen their own individual charity, under the whole school focus. This will personalise each year group’s connection to their charity.
Charities for 2019-20 2020-21 are:
- Year 7 Children with Cancer UK - The charity aims to improve survival rates and the quality of survival in young cancer patients, and to find ways to prevent cancer in the future. They fund groundbreaking research to help children with cancer, raise awareness to inspire others to help and support families through welfare projects
- Year 8 MacMillan- The charity provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care
- Year 9 Cancer Research UK- The charity focuses on cancer research and awareness. They are currently focusing their efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.
- Year 10 Yorkshire Cancer- The charity focuses on helping the people of Yorkshire avoid and survive cancer Since 2015 they've been working towards a goal of 2,000 fewer people dying of cancer, every year in Yorkshire. They are working in local communities, raising awareness of cancer symptoms, making sure people attend their screenings and investing in leading-edge cancer research
- Year 11 WISHH (Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals)- The charity focuses on raising money locally to help make our hospitals a better place and create a real difference to patients, their families and visitors. They aim to enhance facilities, equipment and services at the Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for the benefit and comfort of patients, their visitors and hospital staff.
2018/19 Charity - Special Stars Foundation
Stars will be our school charity for the second year running.
Special Stars a fantastic charity that focuses on improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families in Hull and East Yorkshire. During 2017-2018, students in all year groups completed lots of fundraising activities including bake sales, an inter-form football tournaments, a raffle for a hamper. Students raised over £2000 and this total was massively boosted by our staff who took part in the Hull 10K for the charity.
Our target this year is to raise at least £5000 with each year group challenged to raise £1000 each.
2017/18 Charity - Special Stars Foundation
Special Stars Foundation are a not-for-profit registered charity. They offer a variety of services with the aim of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families in the Hull and East Yorkshire region Special Stars have often been referred to as a ‘lifeline’ for families caring for a child/ young person with a disability.
The Marvell College wanted to support this great charity by raising awareness of it and by raising money.
In the Autumn term the school’s fundraising efforts have culminated in us raising more than £800 for our chosen charity, Special Stars. As a school, we firmly believe that focusing on our chosen charity helps to build spirit and a sense of unity. All of us at The Marvell College are committed to working as a team and have been very proud of the efforts that students and staff have made in order to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause.
This term saw all year groups raising money for our chosen charity “Special Stars” including bake sales, pumpkin carving, a non-uniform day and a charity football match. Student Council and the wider school community have been very much involved in deciding what events will be successful in raising money and what activities will involve the whole school. Therefore, all students have played an active part in helping to fundraise for our charity.
Amount Raised 2017/18 over £ 2,000.00
2016/2017 Charity - Emmaus
Emmaus is a homelessness charity. They provide a home for as long as someone needs it and work in their social enterprise. They help their residents, to regain lost self-esteem and the confidence to get back on their feet.
Emmaus was the Marvell College’s chosen charity for the 2016-17 academic year. Students worked tirelessly throughout the year to raise awareness and money for Emmaus and its residents.
The activities included
: Creating Emmaus shoeboxes filled with everyday vital items and presents for the residents to use.
: Visits to Emmaus in Hull to present cheques which were raised through charitable activities such as bake sales, non-uniform and sponsored walks.
2 Year 8 Marvell College students met members of the Royal Family at Emmaus in Hull in order to raise the profile of homelessness in Hull.
Amount raised £ 574.04
2015/2016 Charity - Freddie's Friends
In 2015-16 we chose to support Freddie's Friends which is a local East Hull charity. The charity was set up by the family of Freddie Appleyard who passed away in 2008 after battling lots of problems including a brain disorder. It was important for us a college to choose a charity which was close to home, because we wanted to support families in our locale who had disabled children.
At The Marvell College we recognise that we are all unique and special. By raising money for Freddie's Friends it helped students to gain a sense of belonging within the local community and to understand the many challenges that lots of families go through raising a disabled child-including some of those who attend our school.
With the money that we raised throughout the year, we presented a cheque to the founders of Freddie's friends and know that the money went towards buying essential equipment and help for families who have disabled children. Raising money for Freddie's Friends touched the hearts of all of us at The Marvell College and we were proud to help this most worthy charity and to make a difference-however small-to families' lives in our East Hull community.
Amount raised £ 946.88