Representatives from Ballard School’s four house charities have met with students to offer an insight into their charitable contributions.
Last year, children at Ballard School in New Milton, Hampshire voted for their favourite local charities to receive their fundraising support. Inspiring students, Ambassadors from each of the four chosen charities recently delivered presentations to students revealing the value of their contributions.
The four Ambassadors represented the four houses present at Ballard. They included Frauke Taylor, who joined Holmsley House from local charity Força Strength Against Cancer. She described how the children are helping the charity to support families dealing with cancer in Hampshire.
Abigail Crowe from Solent Mind then presented to students from Wilverley House. She informed the students that they are helping to fund support for those with mental health issues and their affected families.
Charlotte Adams also spoke to Broadley House about the Teenage Cancer Trust. She spoke about the effects of cancer on young people and their families and informed the students that they are helping to provide avenues for dealing with the stress associated with a diagnosis.
Finally, Jo Hennessy from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service gave a practical presentation to Setthorns House. She thanked the students for supporting the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service, which requires charitable donations to continue rescuing injured people from the sky.
One of the organisers, Mr Dan Winch from Ballard School comments:
“Together the presentations were a fantastic opportunity for the children to find out the type of support our elected charities provide every day, to whom and how they help and where our raised money goes. This will continue to inspire the students in all their charitable efforts.’’
Reaffirming their support for the chosen charities, the House Captains also had the opportunity to personally meet their House Charity Ambassadors beforehand in the Performing Arts Centre.
Alistair Reid, Headmaster at Ballad School, also comments:
“We are delighted by the success of the Ballard House Charity Programme. Following the presentations, all the students have shown a continued commitment to raising money for these excellent local causes.’’
For more information about Ballard School, please visit www.ballardschool.co.uk.