Charity and Local Community

Hurricane Irma Appeal

We are running an appeal for victims of Hurricane Irma. The following items are needed urgently:-

NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS:
Canned food e.g. tuna, mackerel, sardines, corned beef, sausages/hotdogs, soup, fruit, vegetables, pasta, rice, crackers and other similar items.
ESSENTIAL TOILETRIES:
Women’s sanitary products, baby wipes, toothpaste, soap, shower gel, deodorant etc.
BABY PRODUCTS:
Formula milk, baby food, nappies, baby wipes etc.
CLOTHING
For all ages
TOWELS AND LINENS

There is no clean water or electricity for many citizens and it is predicted that this could take months to restore. For now, generators are being used to help the emergency services for those who require urgent medical care. Gas explosions during the hurricane have left very few with gas. No electricity, clean water and limited gas will mean cooking will be extremely difficult. Food and gas supplies will be depleted very soon. A ‘YouCaring’ donation page has been set up by our parents here. A target of £50,000 has been set in the hope that a piece of essential hospital equipment can be provided to the Princess Alexandra Hospital once it is re-opened, or a donation to the Anguilla Red Cross.

Charitable Work

It is important to us here at Manor House School that we engage with our local community. We have a wonderful location and superb facilities and we try to share these with other groups where it is possible to do so. The local WI, Bookham Belles, meets here regularly on a Monday evening and we have more recently welcomed Bookham Choral Society.

Manor House School girls support a variety of charities. There are 3 School Houses; Discovery, Victory and Endeavour. Each Manor House girl will be assigned a House on joining the School and will support nominated charities throughout the academic year.

Each September we host a fund-raising breakfast for Macmillan Cancer Care, which is open to girls, their friends, parents and staff.  This is always an enjoyable and well-supported occasion and we have raised over £9,000 in recent years for Surrey Macmillan – over £1450 raised in September 2016.   In addition, Manor House School is one of the few schools that continues to support the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild and we make up a large number of shoebox presents as part of Operation Christmas Child.

Other charities that we support include:

  • The Grange Residential Care Home
  • LeatherHEAD START
  • The Children’s Trust
  • All Saints Church
  • The Meeting Place
  • Make a Wish
  • Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Last year we raised in excess of £10,400 for charities both local, national and international – an amazing achievement for a school of our size.