As a school, OHS pledges to support two charities: a local charity and a national or international charity. After a tough voting session last week, we are pleased to announce that the new school charities are Helen & Douglas House and charity: water.
In last week’s assembly, our Charity Prefects – Alina (S5) and Alice (S1) – presented a shortlist of some remarkable organisations which we believe best reflect the OHS values. Several key themes were taken into account as areas that the school wants to support: sustainability, mental health, and human rights. Though it was not an easy task choosing only two, we very much look forward to fundraising and supporting these incredible charities.
To learn more about these organisations, you can visit their websites through the links below:
Helen & Douglas House is a local hospice that provides round-the-clock care for terminally-ill babies, children, and young people. This period in their lives can be a really difficult time for families and Helen & Douglas aims to create an atmosphere of peace and respite through exceptional hospice care. This local charity is especially important as Helen’s sister was an OHS alumna.
charity: water is an international charity that funds community-based projects in regions where clean, safe water is not available. Having worked with 29 countries, charity: water helps to create a long-term supply of water using systems that are sustainable and easily accessible to the local community.