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:
New Hope’s Children Centre Kenya
New Hope Children’s Centre was founded by Anne Chege in 2000 and is situated 40 km outside Nairobi in Kenya. It all started with 20 girls that quickly rose to 80 and is now home to circa 120 boys and girls.
The aim of the Children’s Centre is to ensure that all the children have food to eat, clean water to drink, clothes to wear, somewhere safe to sleep and an education. This will enable them to create a positive future for themselves.
Wherever possible children are kept with their families. This has involved significant work in the wider community to the extent that 2 villages have also been built that house 65 families. The investment in the local community has also extended to schools where we have built classrooms and libraries as wells as providing books and equipment
Year on year the school has completed challenges and fundraisers to support the group taking part in the Overnight Channel Swim, 3 Peaks Challenge and holding dress down days and concerts.
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.