Help for Heroes was chosen as Goodwoods charity by the students in Goodwood. This is the second year Goodwood have decided to support Help for Heroes last year we raised £750 and we hope to beat that total this year when we present the cheque in July 2011.
Petworth support the charity Canine Partners for Independence. Petworth House has adopted a puppy, "Yeti" who they will support throughout the year.
‘Once again, we were delighted to welcome Pam Marshall from Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal to Arundel Assembly, in order to present her with £800 for the Charity!
This was the proceeds of the Community Action Day events in 2011-12.
£250 sends a family to the Holiday Home for one week: here is an extract from a family that went this summer:
‘Thank you for your recent donation to Hannah’s. It was a fantastic break for our family and especially for our youngest daughter Annabelle who is four years old and has cerebral palsy.
The holiday home was ideal for Annabelle as it is all on one level, so it was very easy for her to crawl around and explore. When it was time to leave, Annabelle cried… we think she wants to live there!’
Arundel is proud to have been able to provide three families with a holiday, and we look forward to raising even more in 2012-13!’
The charity that Romsey House supports is the Rainbow Centre based in Fareham. Let us tell you a little about what the centre does.
The Rainbow Centre helps children with motor impairment learn to overcome their difficulties using a system of learning called Conductive Education.
Motor impairment means difficulty with movements controlled by the central nervous system and the most common cause of this is cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is a condition caused through lack of oxygen to the brain during pregnancy, during the delivery, or after the birth. One in four hundred babies is affected and the condition is not curable, but the difficulties experienced can be overcome in many cases.
The students in Romsey have raised over £1000 for this very worthwhile cause over the last 2 years. We would like to thank both past and present students, and their parents for their enthusiasm and commitment in supporting our House charity. This has been through activities such as non-uniform days, car washes and human fruit machines.
In October 2010 we were fortunate to have representatives from the Centre spend the day with our Year 8s who were able to try some of the equipment used by the children at the centre and hear the stories of the youngsters who have benefited from our fund raising.