We have been shortlisted to be the local charity of the Beeston branch of Sainsburys. You can help us by voting for us by clicking here. Enter ‘Beeston’ into the search box, then click on the Beeston store, and then give your vote to us by clicking on Ducklings.
Thank you for your support and fingers crossed!
The Children’s Hospital School has launched our own charity, Ducklings. The video below was created to advertise the launch and give background information on the work that we do.
In November 2016, we got involved with the annual Children In Need fundraising campaign. Through a combination of cake sales, guessing the name of the bear (not Pudsey, but his brother!) and collection boxes we raised a total of £131.97. Well done and thank you to everyone involved.
Our first Dress Down Friday money, this school year, went towards twinning our toilet with a toilet in Malawi. We raised £60. This enabled us to help those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.
Fact: 2.4 billion people don’t have somewhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo. That’s more than a third of the people on the planet.
Our next Dress Down Friday money went to support OPUS –
OPUS music specialises in taking music into healthcare settings across the region, including here at Nottingham Children’s Hospital School. They make music with patients, visitors and staff and provide enjoyment and serenity where ever they go
In July, we hosted our biggest ever summer fundraiser! Inspired by the OIympic Games, our party on the roof garden was a festival of sound and colour, with live Brazilian music, special appearances from The Stig, Robin Hood, Batman and Spiderman, tombola, raffle, charity auction and cake stalls. In total, an amazing £3,187.69 was raised for our Children’s Hospital School charity, Ducklings. Some photos from the event can be found by clicking the image gallery below.
Rio Carnival Poster
In September, we ran a Big Coffee Morning for MacMillan Cancer Support. Staff baked some delicious cakes and the event was very well supported by NHS colleagues. We added our staff ‘dress down Friday’ donations to the fund and in all raised an amazing £462.00! Well done to all the staff at the Hospital School.
Last term we fundraised for a local food bank in the city of Nottingham. Each week, we had ‘Dress Down Friday’ collections for the Sneinton and St Ann’s Food Bank; staff wore their casual clothes and made a minimum donation of £1 to the fund. So far, we have raised our first £200 and have sent the Food Bank a cheque; as a staff, we also decided to forgo our usual Christmas cards and gifts to each other and opted to bring in items to make up a food hamper to help young people and families who would otherwise struggle to find extra funds to buy treats at this festive time.
We continued supporting the food bank and collected and donated another huge hamper of food at Easter.
If you are visiting us and would like to contribute in any way, please see Kathy Harwood, or contact her on 0115 9249924 extn 63011.