Habeo ut Dem
Social responsibility sits at the heart of the school's mission and our motto 'Habeo ut dem' (I have that I may give) is lived out every day within the school. We encourage the girls to use their talents for the benefit of the community, whether that be family, school or the wider world. Charity work is a fundamental part of school life both in terms of fundraising and practical service.
The Charity Committee is a group of volunteers from LVI who meet regularly to generate inventive ways of raising money for the mail school charity. The are organised by the Deputy Head Girl in charge of charity and assisted by a member of staff. The Committee also arranges one-off events for charities which are close to their hearts, for example a bake sale and hockey match in aid of Breast Cancer Research UK, a Charity Ball or mufti days. Each January a new Deputy Head Girl is appointed and the Charity Committee present a range of charities that they feel strongly about to the whole school who choose the next main school charity for the year.
Tudor Hall charity work and campaigns we are supporting
This year the school's main charity is the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
The BHF's vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. They fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart Diseases, strokes, vascular dementia, diabetes - they are all connected and under the BHF microscope.
The Charity Committee are excited that the school has chosen to support BHF this year and sum up their commitment:
"As a community we are all passionate about this cause as many of our friends and families have been impacted by heart disease."
The next fundraising activity is a sponsored 'Walk, jog, run' taking place over the Easter holidays. This will not only raise much needed funds for the charity but also encourage the girls to get out in the fresh air, be active and contribute to the well-being of their own hearts.
Further afield, the Tudor in Three Continents programme supports charities benefiting children across the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe – notably the Sparrow Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Feeding Dreams Cambodia, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the HEAL Paradise School, Vijayawada in India and The Bolton Lads and Girls Club in Lancashire – offering girls and staff the opportunity to make a difference and demonstrate their resilience within communities and countries outside their normal experience.
The chance to engage in such amazing opportunities is much sought after, with members of the LVI applying for a place on the trips to offer their support to the charities. The girls fundraise for these projects throughout the year before travelling in October half term to provide practical support.