Each year the school chooses charities to support. This year, we voted for three charities from a total of 15 that were put forward by children, parents and staff. We are looking forward to supporting these charities over the next year: Cancer Research
: Cancer Research funds scientists, doctors and nurses to identify new and improved treatments for a wide range of cancers. Funding 4,000 researchers in the UK, Cancer Research has contributed to the fact that cancer survival rates are steadily improving and have doubled in the last forty years.
The charity also has a policy development team which develops evidence-based policy that informs Government in its policy-making and decisions relating to cancer and
research. A final aspect of the charity’s work is the provision of clear information to the public about different types of cancer.
You can find out more at www.cancerresearchuk.orgThe Folly Wildlife Trust:
Situated locally in Broadwater Forest, the Folly Wildlife Trust rescues and rehabilitates wild animals that have been injured or abandoned. They work throughout West Kent and East Sussex. Every year, thousands of wildlife casualties are treated after being injured in accidents involving some
form of human activity, such as entanglement in plastic netting, fencing or fishing line, road traffic accidents or injury caused by garden machinery to name just a few. The Trust also specializes in the hand-rearing of mammals,including hedgehogs, badgers, foxes, mice, rabbits and even deer, as well as over two thousand nestling and fledgling birds of all species.
You can find out more at www.follywildliferescue.org.ukThe World Wildlife Fund for Nature
: The World Wildlife Fund works around the world to protect endangered habitats and animals. Its work focuses in 6 key areas:
- Ensuring that the populations of 10 of the world’s most threatened species are safeguarded.
- Increasing the area of forests and oceans that are effectively managed and protected.
- Ensuring that four of the world’s great rivers – the Yangtze, Mekong, Ganges and Amazon – have secured or improved flows, and that UK rivers are restored.
- Working to radically change the timber and seafood sectors in the UK.
- Aiming to shift energy policy and reduce carbon emissions to avoid the impact of climate change.
- Ensuring that the true value of nature is reflected in political and economic decision-making.
You can find out more at www.wwf.org.uk