Charity and Community Service
Charity and Community Service events are part of life at Millfield. We are proud of the contribution that students make to a wide range of events that are organised at house, year group and the whole school level. Well over £150,000 has been distributed to a range of causes in the last ten years. It is arguably of equal importance that our students learn firsthand about the objectives of a range of causes. This exposure, for some, will act as a catalyst for lifelong support of a particular cause. We welcome representatives from a range of charities each year to contribute to the PSHEE programme and to attend different events that are organised. Our hope is that, through their exposure to a range of activities and causes, our students will develop a sense of the type and scale of need that exists in modern life.
Our aims are to help students to:
- develop an awareness of the need in the local, national and international settings
- respond to identified needs both as individuals and groups
- organise a range of events that generate funds for a designated cause and through this to develop their leadership, communication, administrative and team working competencies
- appreciate the value of service
- develop a sense of community
- play an active role in the decision making involved in the distribution of funds raised through charity events
Through these goals we aim to ensure that Millfield fulfils its social responsibility to less advantaged people.
Recently, Millfield students have raised a total of £10,000 for UK charities including the Somerset NHS Foundation, MIND UK, CALM and St Margaret's Hospice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students have taken part in fundraising events all over the world as part of the school's house programme. Initiatives include selling PPE, cake sales, virtually running Glastonbury Road Run and a 10p 'keepie-uppie' challenge.
|Year||Recent School Charities||Funds raised|
|2020||Wings for Life, Forever Friends Appeal and Neverest Orthopaedics||£50,000|
|2020||Somerset NHS Foundation, MIND UK, CALM and St Margaret's Hospice||£10,000|
|2019||Heads Up Somerset, Bernardos|
|2018||Forever Friends at Royal United Hospital Bath||£5,100|
|2018||Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, London||£5,100|
|2018||St Margaret's Hospice Care (Staff Challenge)||£2,015|
Millfield Charity Committee
The school's Charity Committee meets regularly to discuss fundraising initiatives and requests for support. They are charged with the important responsibility of voting for the school's nominated charities for each calendar year.
Our School Charities 2020
Local: Heads Up Somerset - supporting a range of mental health issues with the southwest
International: Lalibela High School