Hampton pupils have selected four new charities to support during this academic year: REACT, Dementia UK, Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and ActionAid.

Hamptonians will engage in a range of fundraising activities throughout the year, which are either year group events organised by the boys or whole School events organised by the Charity Coordinator. These include: mufti days, the much anticipated book character day, the Sixth Form quiz competition and the fiercely competitive annual lacrosse match against LEH.

Mrs Augusta Samuel, Form Charity Coordinator, highlighted the important work that the charities do:

We hope to imbue in the boys an understanding of the importance of charitable work, and being aware of the lives that are being lived around them. The boys approach each fundraising activity with passion and enthusiasm, the money they raise makes a huge difference, whether that be helping young people escape the cycle of poverty, finding donors for people with blood cancer, or helping children with life-limiting illnesses to make memories that their families can cherish.

Information about the 2018-19 Form Charities

REACT is a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK. They believe that every child should have comfort, dignity and the opportunity to participate in life as fully as possible. https://reactcharity.org

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult, they work alongside people with dementia and their families; giving them the one-to-one support, expert guidance and the practical solutions they need. https://www.dementiauk.org/

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND. https://www.mndassociation.org/

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. They dedicate their time to ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives for good. https://www.actionaid.org.uk/

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