In the last three years, Highfield School has raised in excess of £25,000 for charities from its collections in Chapel on Sundays and special events such as the Centenary and Carol services. Many different charities have benefited at the request of the visiting preachers, including charities as diverse as Macmillan Services and The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. In addition to these, the School continues to support the Wototo Orphanage and Village in Kenya, home to orphans of Aids victims, and the Tearfund charity, through which the School sponsors the educational costs of a Bolivian child Iris in Bolivia.

In recent years charity initiatives organised by the children have raised over £2,000 through a varity of events These funds have gone towards local charities including St Michael's Hospice, Basingstoke and BANA (British Acoustic Neuroma Association)

The annual Harvest Festival Service in the School Chapel is always dedicated to the Peak Day Centre in Liphook and the pupils have visited the Centre to distribute the Harvest produce as well as to make the donation raised through the collection taken at the Service.

Brookham, the Pre Prep School has chosen the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind amongst its charities and raised £2,000 largely due to the efforts of the children who decided on the events and helped to run them.

Individual staff continue to raise money, Mr Shaw, former Head of Geography, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of a Kenyan School, and Lynne Dunne, the former School Nurse overcame vertigo and made a parachute jump in aid of the aptly named LEAP school project in Johanesburg and the ISUBILO AIDS Centre in Zambia, for which Alex and Susanni Jameson have also raised £2,200 through the recent 'Walk for Africa' sponsored walk that they organised. Barnaby Gray, Head of Sport completed the gruelling Iron Man challenge raising £570.00 for Dreams Come True & £790 for Children with Leukaemia, and the Jungfrau Mountain Marathon raising £1,000 each for Wooden Spoon & Chase Childrens Hospice. Pete Hesselmann's postcards and Christmas cards of Highfield scenes have always sold well in aid of charity. Highfield also supports annual national charity events such as Red Nose Day and the Link Romania Shoe Box appeals amongst many others.

"It is vitally important that the children feel actively involved in choosing the charity and raising the money throughout the year. Having someone as inspirational as Rob to come in and talk to the children about how vital his guide dog is to him has helped the children understand the direct impact of their fund raising"

Mrs Gardiner - Head of Brookham

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