Our school supports a number of very worthwhile charities. Our children help to raise money to support the most vulnerable in our society and those who are less fortunate than ourselves. At St. Mary Magdalen’s we all believe in being a helpful friend to others, where ‘love underserved’ is our mission.
Charities supported by our school are:
Young Minds – This was our official charity for 2020. YoungMinds would like to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
CAFOD – the official aid agency of the catholic church – bringing hope and compassion to poor communities and standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice.
Grace House children’s charity– supports children and young people across the North East, with complex disabilities, health needs and life limiting conditions.
Forever Angels UK – promotes and raises awareness of orphaned, abandoned, sick and poverty stricken children in Tanzania. Our very own Mrs Sharp travels each year to Tanzania to hand over our school donations and gifts.
Macmillan Cancer Research – supporting a very worthwhile charity, which we know has supported people within our school community. We enjoy a bake sale in September each year to support this charity.
Operation Christmas Child – changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift.
Poppy Appeal – money raised raised through the Poppy Appeal goes directly to providing care to anyone who currently serves in the British Armed Forces, who has previously served, and their families.
NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of cruelty to children.
Children in Need – raising money to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.
Children North East – making better lives for children since 1891. Our work with children, young people and families gives them a hand up rather than a hand out.
County Durham Food Banks – Each year the children have a ‘Food for Thought’ day. Part of the day reflects on hunger both locally, nationally and internationally. During the day cans of food are collected which are donated to our local food banks. We also contribute to local food banks throughout the year.