The girls and boys and staff of Brighton College have raised a phenomenal £153,818 for charity in the last 12 months.
Throughout the school year, pupil and staff engage in a dazzling array of activities, from fashion shows to bag packing in Asda to dreaming up small business ideas, in a bid to meet a target set by our Director of Social Responsibility.
All records were smashed this year when we tipped over the £100,000 mark.
The money raised has gone to more than 20 different charities both local and national, which include British Heart Foundation, Martlets, St Anne’s Day Centre, Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research, World Aids Day and the MNDA.
But time, as well as money, is a valuable commodity and pupils spent many collective hours lending a hand to worthy causes too. Our annual Make A Difference Day sees 1,100 pupils and 120 staff going out into the local community digging at nurseries, litter sweeping in streets, weed clearing in parks, scrub clearing at Devil’s Dyke and many, many other activities across Sussex.
But community work happens weekly too – with each of the College's 14 Houses plus the Lower School adopting an individual charity, often one with which a pupil may have a personal connection.