Common Time 2019

Charities Committee

The Winchester College charities committee consists of pupils dedicated to raising awareness for various worthy causes among the school community. When the committee was set up in 2005, we helped St. Thomas's school in Matara, Sri Lanka, to recover from the effects of a tsunami. Since then, we have supported various charities, including The Mango Tree, a charity helping to educate orphans in East Africa, as well as The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East and SOS Africa. Within the Winchester community, we have also assisted Emmaus Hampshire and the Winchester Churches Night shelter, which are both charities dedicated to helping the homeless.

Since April 2017, we have been supporting four charities, and will continue to do so until March 2019. These are:
• The Brendoncare Foundation, which supports older people through its 10 care homes, and also runs about 90 clubs for older people across Hampshire and Dorset
• Mary's Meals, which provides school meals to more than 1.2 million school children every day in some of the poorest communities across the world
• Naomi House and Jack's Place, hospices for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults
• The Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity which matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who are in need of lifesaving transplants.
Fundraising managers will soon be coming to give talks at the College between November 2017 and January 2018.

The school charities committee fundraises at various events including Illuminā (December) and Winchester Match (June). We also fundraise at concerts, plays and on Mufti days.

In 2016, we produced a school cookbook: "A Very Wykehamical Cookbook", all profits being donated to our charities. It can be purchased at both P&G Wells and Cornflowers.