Making a Difference: Roedean School’s Chosen Charities
24 January 2024
At Roedean School, the spirit of philanthropy runs deep, and each year group is committed to making a positive impact on the world.Read more
At Roedean School, the spirit of philanthropy runs deep, and each year group is committed to making a positive impact on the world. Every academic year, different charities are chosen by Roedean’s year groups and they then embark on remarkable initiatives and fundraising efforts throughout the year. Here’s a rundown of our students chosen charities:
Year 7 – Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
The Year 7 students at Roedean have chosen to champion the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, dedicated to financing life-saving equipment, specialised projects, and enhanced services for over 380,000 sick children throughout Sussex. With impactful endeavours from sponsored silences to a collective 50-meter abseil down Peacehaven Cliffs, the entire Year 7 cohort actively contributes to this cause.
Year 8 – MNDA: Running for a Cause
Year 8 has pledged support to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), a charity focused on funding research, improving care, and providing support for individuals affected by MND, along with their families and caregivers.
A thrilling 24-hour race, set for March 16th-17th, 2024, challenges the Year 8 community to collectively run a minimum of 777km, with funds contributing to enhancing access to care, research, and advocacy for those battling Motor Neurone Disease.
Year 9 – Raystede: Caring for Animals
For Year 9, the chosen charity is Raystede, a local animal welfare organization with nearly 70 years of experience. Roedean students actively contribute to rehoming, rehabilitation, and sanctuary efforts for a diverse range of animals. To raise funds, Year 9 students take a daring 160-meter drop from the iconic i360 in Brighton.
Year 10 – Off The Fence: Tackling Homelessness in Brighton
Year 10 has aligned with Off the Fence, a charity addressing homelessness in Brighton through outreach, advice services, and supported accommodation. Year 10 students engage in activities like sleeping out under the stars, delivering hot meals to Off The Fence, and fundraising for care packs and sleeping bags for the homeless.
Year 11 – RISE: Empowering Women against Domestic Abuse
Year 11’s chosen charity is RISE, a domestic abuse charity in Brighton and Hove. The students are not only committed to raising awareness but also to actively supporting the cause. The year 11’s have taken part in mini-fundraisers throughout the year, culminating in the 8K Women’s Run along the Saltdean Undercliff Path, an event designed exclusively for women, supporting RISE’s crucial work in the community.
Sixth Form – Project 125 Moldova
In July 2022, a group of 12 students and 2 staff members from Roedean travelled to Moldova to teach English to Ukrainian refugees and underprivileged Moldovan children. This transformative project, marking 125 years of the school’s existence, involves ongoing fundraising to cover 3% of an orphanage’s running costs annually for the next decade.
As each year group at Roedean embraces its unique charity initiative, the entire school community comes together to make a collective difference, embodying the school’s commitment to social responsibility and positive change. To find out more about the charity work we do here at Roedean, head over to our philanthropy page.