Charity at SPCS
Here at St. Paul's Cathedral School we are all very aware of how lucky we are.
Here are some of the charity fundraising and other initiatives that we are involved with.
Since our last update, Maurice has improved further in his training and learnt lots of new things. He now wears a special Guide Dogs puppy jacket while out on training walks. This jacket is useful for showing people that the puppy wearing it is in training and shouldn’t be distracted. It also helps pups get used to the feeling of something on their back in preparation for wearing a harness in the later stages of training.v
At this point in training the pups will try their paws at visiting busy town centres and exploring the big wide world around them, as well as practising walking up and down flights of stairs and going in and out of different style lifts. Maurice has visited the local high street, a supermarket and a pharmacy. He’s even been on holiday recently and enjoyed running around on the beach.
Back in 2019, two pupils had a great idea to raise money for Guide Dogs. The school decided to not only raise money, but to sponsor a puppy and name him in memory of Maurice Sills, a great friend of the school and the cathedral who died in 2017 aged 101.
By 2020, thanks to the fantastic efforts of the pupils, and with support from staff and parents, we had raised the total required to sponsor a puppy, and on 21st November, Maurice was born!
Maurice has now started his Guide Dog training and has been happy and relaxed when walked from the Puppy Raiser's home and round the block. Maurice attends Zoom puppy classes, where he is very good for his age with the exercises, food manners, and the bucket game. These are developing skills but he is responding well.
Stay tuned for his next 'Pupdate'!
Flushing away poverty, one toilet at a time.
SPCS has sponsored toilets in Malawi and Myanmar. 2.3 billion people, one third of the worlds population, do not have a loo!
Inadequate toilet facilities are a major cause of disease, which in turn limits opportunities for education, stifles a community's economic options and leads to even greater poverty.
You too can sponsor a loo, here: https://www.toilettwinning.org/
Our Pre-Prep Harvest Assembly, led by Mrs Carmichael-Line, took place in the Cathedral. Pictures from the event will be on display here soon!
Pupils from all forms brought up items to represent the fabulously generous donations that we were able to give to The Spitalfields Crypt Trust. Thank you to everyone for their gifts.
Lynn Cox - A speaker on behalf of Guide Dogs UK - and her dog Danny visited the school to tell us all about the ways that donations are used to train and match up dogs with blind and partially sighted people across the UK.
Guide Dogs UK is our chosen charity for our fund raising this year.
On Friday 20th September, we held a non-uniform day in support of Jeans for Genes which raises funds for the Genetic Disorders UK charity.
All pupils brought in donations for the privilege of not having to wear their uniform. This is always a popular annual event!
Wonderful pictures from the Orphanage in Ghana that we support through donations of uniform, bags and equipment.
The Headmaster with his wife, Dawn and the other seven riders in their team at Wells Cathedral during their ride from Land's End to John-O-Groats to raise funds for the Trussell Trust.
14 days in the saddle, 1000 miles and 50,000 feet of climbing to raise a wonderful £4,500.