This year St George’s raised approximately £45,000 in support of local, national and international good causes.
All four Houses raise money for specific charities that are suggested by members from each House:
Goddardraised £790 in support of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Tearfund (a leading relief and development charity, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty).
Monk raised £380 in support of The National Autistic Society and Global Blood Fund (aiding blood collection in some of the world's poorest countries).
Grant raised £625 in support of the World Wildlife Fund.
Watts raised £740 in support of The British Red Cross and LAMP (a local Christian charity that has worked in Luton for over 15 years supporting young vulnerable and disadvantaged people between the ages of 16-25 who find themselves, through no fault of their own in a homeless situation).
SPWOF is a week’s worth of activities aimed to raise funds for local, national and worldwide charities. This year the impressive amount of £3480 was raised and has been donated to: Azalea (freedom from sexual exploitation), Crisis (a national charity for single homeless people) and Save the Children.
The weekly Sunday collection and four Christmas carol services raised £1700 for Save the Children (supported by St George’s since 1919)and the local work of The Salvation Army.
Our pupils studying Business have the opportunity to participate in a number of events to develop their teamwork, organisation and communication skills. The Year 12 teams raised £3000 for Cancer Research, Willow Foundation (dedicated to bringing special days to the seriously ill, aged between 16 and 40 years old) and CHUMS (child bereavement, trauma and emotional wellbeing service).
This year’s Big Curry Day was in support of The Soldiers' Charity, the Army Benevolent Fund and Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope. The Great Curry Run #6 the following day saw 500 individuals registered to complete the run raising £25,000 which was split 50/50 between the two charities. Over the last decade the St George’s Great Curry Run and Big Curry Day have raised over £200,000 for The Soldiers’ Charity.
PSA events in 2015/2016 raised a total of £29,000 and funded improvements to the Music department, enabled the SEN department to upgrade some of its seating, Student Services to purchase therapeutic materials, provided a ‘hot tap’ for the Science department, crew t shirts for the Drama department and a colour printer for the Art department.
Events planning and support include: Quiz evening, Wine Tasting, Christmas Fayre, Christmas Dinner Dance, Burns Night, Summer Fete, 2nd Hand Uniform Sale, Chapel flower arranging and assisting with Open Evening and much more…