A large number of fundraising events take place throughout the year - many of which are organised by the children. They are often great fun and very effective in raising not only money but awareness and understanding. We hope that through this the children will start to have a wider perception of the world in which we live and help those less fortunate than ourselves by supporting various charities.
The Pre-Prep support this charity by taking part in a sponsored Children's Marathon for Leukaemia every year, performing 26 actions 26 times, raising money to fund research into causes and treatments, supporting families through welfare programmes and campaigning on their behalf.
We support Educaid, who run the only free secondary schools in Sierra Leone, promoting education among the underprivileged and war affected young people of Sierra Leone.
Year Two children planned and ran a 'Bring a Book for Haiti' book and cake sale to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The School collects donations of non-perishable food at Harvest Festival and on mufti days, which is distributed by The Lord's Larder to those in need.
We are proud to support our Armed Forces and raise funds for the Poppy Appeal every year. We also host a speaker from the Royal British Legion in an assembly close to Remembrance Day, lest we forget.
We support Operation Christmas Child - the world's largest children's Christmas project. Children take great joy in filling shoeboxes with gifts and goodies which are sent to children who need them most in some of the toughest parts of the world.
The Pre-Prep's adopted charity for over a decade, raising funds for the Mataka School in Kenya which has paid for the building of a classroom and toilet block.
Sherborne Prep sponsors children through World Vision, helping to raise them out of poverty, hunger and injustice.
Action Medical Research
Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
Help for Heroes
Joseph Weld Hospice
Sherborne Food Bank
World Wildlife Fund
Weldmar and St Margaret Hospices
Staff and children join forces annually to take part in:
The Race for Life, raising sponsorship for Cancer Research UK
The Moon Walk raising sponsorship for cancer charities
Thank goodness that the Prep, with all its foibles and idiosyncracies remains an island of calm and good sense in an uncertain world - or so we like to believe...