Knights: House Helps The ABC Fund
Earlier this month, Mr Mpandawana took four Knights House Sixth Form pupils to Newhaven, where we helped pack Christmas bags for the ABC Fund.
The Knights House boys, alongside six other volunteers, packed 100 bags filled with a range of donations; including soap, tea bags, pasta, tuna, beans, Christmas crackers, biscuits and boxes of chocolate. We hope that receiving these items – which many people take for granted – will enable local disadvantaged families to enjoy the festive season as much as we do.
This trip was a great experience, as it allowed us to be involved in some of the hands-on effort that goes into making a charity work, which we feel is just as – if not more – important as giving donations. Ultimately, our main aim is to raise awareness of the ABC Fund and help as much as possible.
The ABC Fund has been Knights’ House Charity for two years running. Following a successful year of fundraising events, we were able to make a significant donation of £3,500 in the summer of 2017.
The money that the ABC Fund raises is used in a variety of ways. The organisation has arranged a variety of trips for disadvantaged children, including a day out in Chichester to meet the Easter Bunny and cruise down the canal. There are plans to take 49 children to Peppa Pig World and a further 25 children to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre next year. As well as giving the children a wonderful day out, these trips also help their families.
Fundraising for the ABC Fund is set to continue at Knights House, with a range of events planned to raise awareness and funds over the coming school year. The first of these is our Glow in the Dark Football Tournament, which is taking place on Tuesday 16 January 2018, and this will be followed by a Lower Sixth formal charity dinner joint with Dicker House.