We believe that it is fundamentally important to the development of our pupils as individuals and our effectiveness as a School that we continue to strive to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Form Charity supports three charity partners each year, all chosen democratically by our students.
Over £20,000 is raised each year by boys and staff through a wide range of activities which are either year group events organised by the boys or whole School events organised by the Charity Co-ordinators. We run fundraising events throughout the year including bake sales, penalty shootouts and mufti days. We also occasionally run emergency collections outside the normal Form Charity calendar – such as our crisis appeal for toothbrushes and toothpaste to send to refugees arriving in Eastern Europe in September 2015.
Charity Partners 2015-16
Local Partner – Princess Alice Hospice
This is a local charity that provides free, high quality, compassionate care and support for patients their families and carers. They aim to enable all patients to have the best possible quality of life to the end, responding quickly to their needs and wishes. They recognise that family, carers and friends have needs of their own and are here to provide them with support, comfort and advice at every stage of illness and after death.
National Partner – Survivors Project
Hampton boys will run a project that will train and make it possible for survivors of the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur to speak in schools around the country. At the moment 80% of young people in the UK can’t name a genocide that happened after the Holocaust. This project aims to change that.
International Partner – Lily of the Valley Orphanage
Lily of the Valley is an orphanage that cares for children affected by HIV and AIDS. The orphanage is situated in a rural township called Mophela, outside Durban, South Africa. Lily of the valley Children’s village was established in 1993 primarily as a hospice to care for HIV/AIDS infected orphans until such time as they died. At that time life expectancy was little more than seven years.
By the year 2000, with love, improved nutrition, and improving health care with increasing professional attention to the needs of the orphans, the children were living much longer than originally anticipated.