During the 2017/18 academic year, the group held a range of events for children and parents alike to raise money for various charities, including locally based Thames Hospice. Events included a Christmas Fair, a Royal Wedding themed Summer Fair and a Summer Party for parents on the Headmaster’s Lawn. A team from the Hospice visited St Georges’ to meet the Parents’ Group and thank them for their donation.
Lois Henrietta, Chair of the Parents’ Group, commented, “Thames Hospice is a charity that is close to so many people in the local area, including those at our school. We wanted to give something back to the community and we are delighted to be able to donate £2000 towards all the amazing work that this incredible charity does.” Sarah Bissell, Fundraising Director at Thames Hospice, commented: “We are utterly delighted with the donation. £2000 is equivalent to bringing 66 people into day therapy sessions which offer a range of treatments including counselling, treatments and the chance to be with other people. Therefore this money will have an impact on 66 lives and it helps us in our mission to provide the best quality of life to the end of life.”