Charity Work

97.5kg

of food donated since September 2016

£2443.84

raised for charity since September 2016

Current fundraising projects

Leopold Primary School are currently working in conjunction with our PTFA groups to raise £10,000 for an exciting and ambitious new project – a peace garden at the Gwenneth Rickus site.

The garden will be created in memory of Kavele Kerr-Campbell, a former pupil who passed away in 2015. Kavele attended the Gwenneth Rickus site until he died suddenly due to complications relating to sickle cell disease, and we are pleased to be working closely with the Sickle Cell Society on this fundraising project.

The garden area will be a place where children are able to reflect, relax and enjoy peace and quiet. It will also function as a space for counselling sessions for those pupils who receive them (weather permitting!).

The school will be hosting several events to support this fundraising project, including a special World Sickle Cell Day event, which will also help to raise awareness of the condition.

We hope that the memorial garden will be officially opened on 8th May, in commemoration of what would have been Kavele’s eighth birthday.

Online donations can be made to the official fundraising page by going to the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KaveleKerrCampbellMemorialGarden

All support is welcomed, and no donation is too small.

£828.52

raised so far

Some of our recent charity events include…

‘Jump Rope For Heart’ Charity Skipathon

This October, Leopold Primary School’s Gwenneth Rickus site took part in the Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser. The event saw the whole school take to the playground for an afternoon of skipping, dancing, hula-hooping and other fun activities to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. By the end of the event, £253.65 had been raised for the charity.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

Leopold Primary School and the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association hosted a ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Parents, carers and school staff brought in cakes, sweet treats and enjoyed cups of tea and coffee together. Everybody gave very generously, allowing the school to raise an incredible £557 for the charity.

Remembrance Day

In honour of Remembrance Sunday, Leopold Primary School held a special assembly in honour of the fallen. We took part in a minute-long silence and the pupils learned why Remembrance Day is respected each year. Pupils were given the opportunity to buy and wear poppies, and money was raised for The Royal British Legion.

Harvest Collection

In October, Leopold Primary School held a Harvest-themed celebration to honour the arrival of the autumn season. This event included a food donation – parents, carers and guardians kindly brought in non-perishable goods, which were collected and taken to a local food bank in the Brent community. An amazing 97.5kg of food was accumulated – the equivalent of 144 meals.