09 November 2020

Our Charity Contribution at EIC

Charity Support: Our Contribution

Students at Ealing Independent College are known for their compassion and thoughtfulness and, at the same time as working hard on their academic work, they have also been focusing on some of the causes which are close to their hearts.

Firstly, the Student Council and our Metaphysics and Folklore Society collaborated to run a very successful Halloween event at lunchtime.  The Reading Room was decorated, staff and students dressed up and lots of sweets, as well as Huw’s delicious home-made fudge, were consumed.  Even more excitingly, the students shared spooky stories.  Even those among the students and staff who enjoy a good scary story were transfixed by hearing the tale of H Holmes and his “Murder Castle” - definitely not one for the faint of heart!  Money raised from this event went to Hestia, a charity which helps to provide support to the victims of domestic violence.

We are also fundraising for the 2020 Poppy Appeal. As part of this fundraising campaign, students and staff will be running the length of a marathon in a week as a way of showing support for the Charity, who have also had to adapt to the restrictions of Covid-19. These new restrictions mean that millions of people across the UK are unable to leave their homes to find a poppy and we are also increasingly aware that Covid-19 will reduce the physical support provided to those who are most vulnerable at this time, so we want to do as much as we can to help. 

Looking to the future, the School Council has many more ideas about how the EIC community can serve others.  They are very concerned about the isolation of the elderly under lockdown, and they are currently planning an initiative where our students can write letters to spread a little cheer to those in care homes.  Watch this space!

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