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About Whitgift: Whitgift Charities

Charities Co-ordinator:
Mrs L Reeves

Upper School Co-ordinator:
Miss R Whitmore
Lower School Co-ordinator:
Mrs P Evans
Charity Committee President:
Marcel Hedman
Charity Committee Vice-Presidents:
James Andrews and Jonny Rhule

At Whitgift, our charitable fundraising is an integral part of a pupil's education and development at the School. We are not simply individuals, but members of Form groups, Houses, the wider School community, families, and our society. Our links to others are important and our charity work reflects that link. We strive to choose charities for which our support will really make a difference as well as those we feel most strongly reflect Whitgift values.

Each year Whitgift boys raise money for two chosen charities, alternating between international and UK based organisations. If you have an idea for a Charity that you would like the School to support, please let us know.

This year we are supporting two charities:

S.K.Y (Soweto Kliptown Youth) An orphanage in Kliptown, Johannesburg, South Africa

Help the Cambodian Children A charity that funds The Good Will Centre in Cambodia.

These are the Charity events that happen each year:

Michaelmas Term

Selection of Charities and Sixth Form Charity Committee

First Form Cake Sale

First Form Charity Challenge

Prefects’ Poker

Upper School Charity Afternoon

Upper School Charity Concert

Carol Service

Letter writing for Amnesty International (Senior School)

Lent Term

Tough Guy Endurance Race (Sixth Form)

First Form Disco

Comedy Night (Upper School)

Easter Egg collection together with Croydon Commitment for the homeless

Staff Versus Pupils Basketball Match

Trinity Term

Lower School Charity Day


Sixth Form Community Work Scheme

As part of the Charity programme we also run a Sixth Form Community Project which can be used by pupils as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, or towards CAS requirements for the IB.