At Westmeads we are really proud of the work that we do for local, national and international charities. Each term we support something different either because it has directly affected our school community or because there is a national crisis or need for funds.
We also have an ongoing association with the charity ZANE, (Zimbabwe a National Emergency) and have funded 2 operations for children born with club foot; an outdoor classroom and nutritious food to help sustain children on their long walk to school.
Children in Need
We were delighted to welcome Canterbury and District Food Bank into our school for a special Harvest Festival Assembly on Wednesday 13th October.
After the children found out what a wonderful job they do, helping out Families in our Community, we received a great response for the goods that they need to carry out their great work. Thank you for your support.
Guinea Pigs fundraising campaign
Our school guinea pigs are a joy to be around for the children (and staff) but we need your help to continue to provide for their daily needs. Please click on the link below to go to our fundraising campaign for our school guinea pigs and please share with your friends and family.
Red Nose Day 2021
Children in Need 2020
We all had fun on Friday (13th November), wearing 'something that makes us happy' and raising money for Children in Need. We talked about how important it is to raise money for others who are not as fortunate as we are and reminded ourselves of the five things we all need to do to thrive.
Thank you for your generous donations. We have raised the fantastic amount of £453.00 for Children in Need so far. Well done everyone!
If you still wish to give a donation please click on our JustGiving page. Westmeads JustGiving Child in Need page.
Thank you for your support.
Harvest Food Bank Collection
As part of our Harvest celebrations that took place on Wednesday, 14th October 2020, we invited the children to bring in food donations for the Canterbury and District Food Bank. We were so grateful for the wonderful donations that were received and we want to thank our families so much for their support, especially at this difficult time.
The Food Bank volunteers came to pick up the food we had collected to distribute to those who are in need of this valuable resource.
We marked World Mental Health Day on Friday, 9th October 2020, where the children and staff wore something yellow and had thought-provoking sessions throughout the day on how to look after their well-being. The children have been enjoying undertaking good deeds to raise money for the charity Young Minds. Thank you to our families and to the children for the wonderful donations so far. You can donate via School Gateway up until the end of term. We will let you know the total raised after half term.