Charities: Global Community
Service and Community are Servite Values that sit at the heart of our work here at Our Lady's.The students at Our Lady's support four very important charities all year round:
The Hackney Winter Night Shelter provides a hot meal and a warm bed for homeless guests who would otherwise be out on the streets during the coldest winter months. To find out more abour Hackney Winter Night Shelter click HERE.
HOPE The Hope Foundation (HOPE) is a charity working with street and slum children in Kolkata, India. HOPE was founded in 1999 in Ireland, to restore basic human rights to the street children of Kolkata. To find out more about The Hope Foundation click HERE.
New Ways is a charity dedicated to transforming the lives of some of the world's poorest people. The charity was founded in 1994 by MCSPA, with the aim of supporting development work in Africa, particularly basic nutrition, healthcare, agriculture, water infrastructure and education. To find out more about New Ways click HERE.
We work with other charities at key times in the year or where a need or initiative requires are support. So far we have also been involved with the following intiatives:
Christmas Hampers 2016 - 200 food hampers prepared by our students and delivered by 6th form students to local elderly people
Children in Need 2016 - we raised £1,665
Raleigh International - ex-head girl Brianna came in to talk to our girls to explain about her recent success at University (Graduated from Queen Mary University in 2016 with a BSc in Geography), and to raise money for her upcoming charity trip to South America to support the good work of Raleigh International.
Bikes2Gambia – Alexsandra in Year 12 is travelling to Gambia with the Hackney Volunteer Police force. Hackney’s Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) have been collecting donations of bicycles and money from across Hackney and Haringey to send to the Gambia, a country where almost 60 per cent of the population falls beneath the poverty line, over the past two weeks. As part of the youth organisation’s Bikes2Gambia campaign, the bikes will be given to schools in rural areas, where children frequently have to travel up to 30 kilometres a day to receive an education, but cars and taxis are unaffordable.