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 initiatives:
Hackney Foodbank 2021 - Our Lady's Catholic High School collected 171kg of food for their Distribution Centres, during our Christmas season. This has provided 407 meals for local people in crisis.
Christmas Jumper Day 2021 - we raised £227.42
Odd Socks Day 2021 - we raised £140.83
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.