Sandbach School supports a variety of charities covering a wide range of issues. This is done throughout all year groups with specifics being chosen with close links to Sandbach, or specific individuals.
Some of the current charities we regularly support are listed below:
Hope’s House Kenya
Hope’s House is is a charity for children orphaned by AIDS, violence, and prostitution.
“From the seed of an idea, based on a desperate need, and a grassroots effort to see that seed grow, with the help of a few faithful and faith-filled partners, we miraculously built Hope and Light Academy and now have 35 pupils enrolled! We also employ 6 teachers, a cook, a housekeeper, and a gardener!
The children all receive meals at the school and we have hired out two acres of land to plant beans for two seasons to help feed the children. This is such a blessing and gift of hope to these children who now have the opportunity to learn and train for their futures alongside “normal children”, far from the lives they have been rescued from.
Kenya does not have a public school system, so many children cannot go to school for lack of financial means. Many children are forced into child labor or prostitution just to fill their bellies. Many live without education, limiting their potential and restraining their futures. By providing this school, all of these children can learn and grow, with no limit on who they can be and what they can achieve.”
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
“Macmillan Cancer Support supports local information and support centres, cancer support groups, benefits advisers and cancer support specialists, and can help with practical, medical, financial and emotional support. Macmillan also host a series of annual fundraising events, which include running, golf and cycling events. The most notable event is World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and other large fundraisers, including Brave the Shave as well as Go Sober for October.”
Ballboys is a charity that raises awareness and educates the population (not just the guys) on the facts, figures and issues of testicular cancer.
Ballboys aim is to break down barriers that exist amongst young men talking about the health issues that are relevant to them and create a generation of boys and men who are knowledgable about their health from school age. their mission is to raise awareness and educate people everywhere on the issues of testicular cancer by associating with ball sports as a primary medium of branding, and to provide access to resources, information and support to those concerned or directly affected by testicular cancer.