At PaWS our children think of others in our community and we support a range of charities and community projects both at home and abroad.
“He comforts us when we have trouble so we can comfort others when they have trouble.”
- Corinthians 1:4
We had an incredible response from our families and the wider PaWS’ community in supporting the survivors of the earthquake in Turkey and northern Syria.
Two massive van loads of clothes, blankets and tents were collected at school and then, thanks to the Erturer family, taken to Turkey to those in need.
There are further ways to support through the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
Children with Cancer Fund
Chris from the ‘Children with Cancer Fund’ awarded Annabelle, Lila and Lottie certificates for putting their beautiful singing voices to good use to raise money for the charity. The money they raised enabled a child the charity work with to have an amazing birthday experience. We are all very proud of the three of them.
The ‘Children with Cancer Fund’ grant wishes to poorly children, and their families in East Sussex.
Children in Need
This year, PaWS’ pupils brought in coins from home and then together created this amazing collage of Pudsey for Children in Need. We raised more than £450!
Children in Need raises money to provide struggling families with items to meet children’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to give them a hot meal or clothing in a crisis.
St Mary’s Churchyard Tidy Up
Pupils, their families and staff from PaWS joined Father David and other members of our community at the weekend to help tidy up St Mary’s Churchyard, It was a lot of hard work but fun was had by all.
Following a whole school worship looking at toilets and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest communities, Neverland Class in Year 3 started a campaign. As a class, they donated pocket money, Christmas and birthday money and even organised sponsored events at home. They managed to raise over £300 which has helped to fund projects and enabled all the toilet blocks in the school to twinned with toilets in either Honduras, Uganda or Zambia. What an incredible achievement!
Living Life (Eastbourne)
The ‘Gift of Love in a Box’ shoebox project provides Christmas presents to disadvantaged families in any area of the world. Families from PaWs donated more than 100 boxes of presents for the Christmas appeal this year.
For our Harvest Celebrations, the children attended St. Mary’s Church, where Rev. David Gillard led a Worship around the theme of Harvest and giving to others. Pupils and their families were incredibly generous in their donations towards the Eastbourne Foodbank. This is one of the local charities which supports local families in crisis.
Red Nose Day
To support Red Nose Day help tackle important issues including homelessness, hunger, and mental health stigma, we raised £413.51 for Comic Relief
In November, we raised £555.21 by buying poppies for the Poppy Appeal. This year many children proudly wore their uniforms for beavers, brownies, cubs, scouts etc. to school on Remembrance Day. The Poppy Appeal supports serving and ex-serving personnel and their families and is held every year during the period of Remembrance.
Save the Children
At Christmas, we had fun wearing our Christmas jumpers while supporting Save the Children. We raised £381.60 to support them help children to learn, grow and become who they want to be both in the UK and around the world.
We have very supportive links with Rainbow Wishes based in Eastbourne. They help to raise funds to support local community initiatives and they aim to bring hope and smiles during times of need. Thanks to Rainbow Wishes, when we all returned to school following the school closures, every child in the school was met by a new friend - they each had a teddy bear waiting form them at their desk.