School Charity

For over a decade The William Henry Smith School has been supporting several charities by holding a number of different events that we hold throughout the school year to raise money for our chosen charities. As The William Henry Smith School is also a Charity we have made the decision for the next two years to raise funds to enable us undertake some projects in our own setting.  We will be doing this by setting ourselves various challenges and hosting events in school.  We will of course continue to support the charities which we have worked closely with over the years, such as The Salvation Army, McMillan and Jeans for Genes.  We are also committed to organising special fundraising events for Cancer Research and Overgate Hospice in memory of our colleague, Janice.

Our aim is that every member of the school’s community (staff and students) will commit to one challenge or fund-raising activity during each academic year when the Covid restrictions are lifted. We also welcome sponsorship of event, so if you would like to sponsor an event, you can do so through the school’s website or at reception where sponsor sheets are available. 

We are hoping that some families will also get involved with organising our upcoming events, perhaps having a stall at the Easter Fayre or having a car boot sale, restrictions permitting. So if you are interested in working alongside school and willing to take the lead in representing our families by joining us in organising a calendar of events for 2023/24, then please get in touch.

During the trying times of Covid we have been offering our support within our local community, by making regular food donations to the Salvation Army for the homeless and local families in need.   

Our Students thoroughly enjoyed carol singing at St Winifred’s care home, bringing some welcome festive cheer to the residents.

We also managed to host a Christmas Fayre for our school community.  Due to Covid restrictions this was slightly different to our normal celebrations but thoroughly enjoyed by all nonetheless.

The money raised from the stalls was donated to the Smith Foundation Trust.

We really appreciate all your support, so please do get in touch if you feel you can help further.