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Surrey School Charity Thing

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Lawrie333 Fri 17-Jun-11 08:13:46

Did anyone hear that article on BBC yesterday about Surrey kids telling businesses which charities they should give money to?

Makes a change from kids doing sponsored bungee jumps. Does anyone know a school that has joined yet?

Looking at www.youthforcharity.blogspot.com it seems that there are no schools yet

JessieMay1 Mon 20-Jun-11 13:26:57

Yes I read about this too - what a great idea. I work for Eikon (www.eikon.org.uk) an absolutely fantastic charity supporting young people facing some incredibly daunting challenges in Surrey. We operate in Fullbrook, Rodborough, Rydens and Bishop David Brown schools so I will most certainly be encouraging them to get involved.

This is a great example of a partnership across sectors and generations, I love it!

Lawrie333 Tue 21-Jun-11 09:44:42

Looking at the Youth for Charity website, looks like you're the only charity there as yet.

JessieMay1 Wed 22-Jun-11 09:06:58

I've just had a quick look and yes, it's just us and one other at the moment.

If any of you reading this have children at a secondary school in Surrey and can suppport us in our application to be a chosen charity, please do talk to your head and encourage them to email derek.austin@mtg.uk.net about their school getting involved. If they would like to support Eikon, then all the better and they can contact me at jessica@eikon.org.uk for more information. We'd be very happy to liaise with students on this. Thanks Lawrie.

Lawrie333 Sun 26-Jun-11 09:26:27

The work that Eikon are doing sounds good - there must however be loads of other charities that could do with £20k of funding, I wonder how they'll choose who to support

Lawrie333 Tue 12-Jul-11 15:25:43

According the notice on the website below, only 8 charities could find anything to do with £20k

If any charity asks me for money, I'll be asking them why they've not added to the list for the £20k. Unless they're one of the 8 of course

youthforcharity.blogspot.com/2011/07/only-8-charities.html

Lawrie333 Sun 24-Jul-11 13:23:51

I see that there are now twice as many charities signed up - that's what it says at the YouthForCharity Charity Page

Does anyone know of any schools that are taking part?

Lawrie333 Thu 06-Dec-12 16:13:10

Well the charities got their £20k last year and I see that it's now a yearly give away of £10 000 per year. And interestingly enough it's the schools that appear to make the decisions.

I reckon if you've a favourite charity, you should get them to apply at

www.youthforcharity.blogspot.co.uk/p/for-charities.html

Doesn't look a complicated form!

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