Camberlot: Charity Dinner Supports WarChild
After five years of successfully supporting local charity Rocking Horse, Camberlot House recently changed its charitable focus to WarChild, an organisation which reflects our world view and the international nature of our boarding house.
We have set an ambitious target of raising £10,000 over the course of the year and with several initiatives – including two successful Silent Discos already this year – it looks like our goal might just be achievable!
Our ambitious plan prompted us to organise one of the most magical evenings in the House’s recent memory: our inaugural Parents’ Charity Dinner, an event hosted to forge greater links with the parent body while also include mums and dads in our charity work.
It was with great excitement we set a date and sent out the invites. The response was excellent and on the night we were thrilled to be able to pack out the Recital Room.
The night included interviews with one of our boys who has experienced, first hand, the horrors of living as a child in a war zone.
Our keynote speaker, Mr Frame, also discussed his childhood experiences in areas of conflict. These touching and challenging talks were well interspersed with lighter moments; heads and tails games, films created by the students extolling their joy of both friendships and our boarding community.
It was a wonderful evening and what was great to see was parents getting to know each other, sharing stories and discussing their charges.
The whole house team was there, sat amongst the parents, and it was lovely to see close relationships develop further.
As the films of the night suggested, Cambo is a like a big family and we want the parents to have their place at the table.
Here’s to the next event!