Tockington Manor, an independent school in North Bristol, has chosen Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its charity for this academic year.
The school community really gets behind our annual charities and it is an incredibly important part of school life
The school have been raising awareness at their annual Christmas Fair and kick started their fundraising with a non-uniform day and family fun run. The 255 children at Tockington Manor will learn about the excellent work of CHSW alongside their fundraising activities.
Stephen Symonds, Headmaster of Tockington Manor School and Nursery said: “We are delighted to have CHSW as our charity for the year. The school community really gets behind our annual charities and it is an incredibly important part of school life. We always have assemblies with our chosen charity so they can explain the work they do to our pupils and that definitely ignites a fire in them to support in the best way they can.
“Our partnership with CHSW this year has begun strongly with events like our annual Russell Family Fun Run, numerous non-uniform days and our Christmas Fayre already raising money. Our strong school community have fully supported this charity and I look forward to a busy 2022 of events where we can continue to fundraise for this amazing charity.”
CHSW Area Fundraiser, Clemi Williams, said: “We are delighted that Tockington Manor has chosen CHSW as its charity of the year. The school has already raised an incredible amount and I look forward to meeting the students to talk about their local hospice, Charlton Farm.’’
Charlton Farm is situated in beautiful countryside in North Somerset and is a safe haven for families whose child has been diagnosed with a life threatening or life limiting condition. Charlton Farm currently supports over 220 families by providing palliative, emergency, and end of life care. The multidisciplinary care team also visit families in their own homes as well as providing advice and support by telephone and Zoom.