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Three Special Charities supported by St Swithun's Students

In memory of Allegra Whittome we support Allegra's Ambition, for the RNLI funds for a new boat in memory of an U4 girl's mother, and for Kids for Kids which helps children and communities in Darfur.

Huge Support for Allegra's Ambition Huge Support for Allegra's Ambition
This term at school is a very important one in terms of our fundraising.  At the start of term, representatives from each of the school’s three charities of the year lead an assembly to talk about their work, and the term ends with our Fundraising Friday, a time when all the girls run various stalls to raise money to support them. This year our three charities are Allegra’s Ambition, Kids for Kids and the RNLI (please click on the blue links below to find out more about each individual charity).

Allegra’s Ambition was set up in memory of Allegra Whittome CG 2017, a pupil at St. Swithun’s who tragically died when she was just 16.  The charity aims to enable young people to engage in being outside & participating in sport – with a particular focus on the vulnerable & disadvantaged.  It is a charity which has obviously had very close ties to the school since its foundation.


The RNLI appeal we are supporting is aiming to buy a new lifeboat in memory of Tara Scougall, mother of one of our U4 girls. Donations will provide a new B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat which will be stationed in Lough Ree, Ireland and is to be named the Tara Scougall.  The boat will be built at the RNLI factory in East Cowes next year and is expected to be on service at the Irish lifeboat station at the end of 2019.  The inspiring assembly this week left the school in no doubt how vital the work of the RNLI is, and how many lives the boat will help to save.

Kids for Kids works in arguably the most deprived place in the world today – Darfur.  The charity helps children the world has forgotten who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship.  Their key project is a goat loan – in line with the aim of enabling people to help themselves.  They have also so far adopted 92 villages, providing water pumps, medical supplies and education, but every year have to turn down applications from hundreds more villages where the situation is equally desperate.

We hope in the coming months to raise a great deal of money to support the wonderful work of these charities.

Please contact the OGA at if you wish to contribute through school.