Charities Term launches at Lancing

Every year we challenge the whole school to look at Lent a little differently and to take up something for it. This term all Lancing Houses are banding together for a week at a time to raise money and awareness for their chosen charity in the Lent Charities Term. Here the focus will be on giving and on the difference all our pupils can make from the security of their lives here to those beyond this community. The Charity Committee, composed of pupils in the Lower Sixth across the Houses, has already been hard at it, planning for the term ahead.

The brilliant and life-changing charities chosen by our pupils this year are: Mind (supported by Teme House); Martlet’s Hospice (Gibbs'); Brighton Housing Trust (School); St Barnabas Hospice (Head's); Anorexia and Bulimia Care (Sankey's); Clocktower Sanctuary (Second's); Off the Fence and The Brain Tumour Charity (Manor); Rainforest Trust (Saints'); Lifecentre (Field's); and Wish (Handford).

Lower Sixth pupil Poppy S is a Charity Rep for Sankey's House. Poppy writes:

Sankey's House is fundraising for the charity Anorexia and Bulimia Care, which supports anyone suffering from an eating disorder or eating distress, and helps to educate and raise awareness around this prominent issue.

We chose this charity as, especially over lockdown, the number of teenagers with eating disorders has risen drastically, and it is important that people affected by this issue feel supported. For Sankey's charity week, we worked with Head's and School Houses to organise a variety of activities to help raise money for our respective causes. We kicked off the week with a pub quiz on Friday night in the Sixth Form Centre. The following Monday we held a 'home clothes' day and on Wednesday there was a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale. The Houses also organised a mixed boys and girls netball tournament, which was a great success with everyone enjoying themselves.

I am looking forward to more activities later on in the Charities Term, and raising as much money as we can as a school community.

School House's boys sleep out in support of their chosen charity
School House's boys 'sleep out' in support of their chosen charity


Teme House donated over 400 items for one of the local food banks
Teme House donated over 400 items to a local food bank


A mixed netball tournament was organised to raise funds for charity
A mixed netball tournament was organised to raise funds for charity


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