Chelmsford County High School for Girls lends its support to a number of local and global charitable organisations throughout the academic year.
The School holds a weekly charity meeting which is attended by elected charity prefects and where topical issues and fundraising ideas are discussed. In 2015_16, the School raised over £14,000 for many different charities, across a number of activities including an Art Auction, Cultural Carnival and our annual collection for the local homeless shelter.
Recently the focus of our charity work has been on helping the refugee crisis in Calais. Our pupils were moved by the pictures of children and families in trouble and were inspired to do something to make a difference. After a wealth of activities they have raise a huge amount of money to support the refugees and this has allowed us to purchase, clean and decorate two caravans which have now been taken to Calais to provide a home and shelter for children in trouble.
CCHS students are enthusiastic and creative in their approach to charity and are constantly using their passion and skills to think of new and ingenious ways to contribute to society. Rarely a week goes by without a cake being baked and sold or a pupil being sponsored to swim in aid of a charity that has impacted them.
Any ideas and donations to our refugee project are always gratefully received.
(Photo: Presents collected for Chelmsford CHESS, supporting the homeless across Essex – December 2016)