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It is very important to the School to support local communities and charities and to respond to international appeals wherever possible.


Friends of Della and Don (FoDAD)

The Village School is committed to provide ongoing support for St Mary’s Village School in Ratmalana through ‘Friends of Della and Don’. The charity was set up by a friend of a past parent of The Village School, who was holidaying in Sri Lanka when the 2004 Tsunami hit. Their aim is to provide access to a decent education, healthcare and community facilities to the people who live in the village of Ratmalana.


Funds raised by The Village School provide a daily breakfast for each pupil, which can often be the only meal some children will receive each day, at the cost of  £1,970 every 4 months.


We have also raised funds for school uniforms, a playground and a school library. Like any school, their needs are ongoing and they are currently appealing for funds towards a new roof for the school and other community needs, such as water pumps and fishing boats.


If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Village School secretary.


To find out more, visit:


URL: http://www.friendsofdellaanddon.com


Email from Della 22nd February 2011:

Subject: It’s down to you!


“You should be glowing with pride. The government sent health visitors to our school yesterday. They were astounded and said they could not believe how healthy the children are. It is all down to the nutrition they get from the food you supply. I only realised the difference when I visited a school for street children this week.


 It is a wonderful island to visit, full of ancient Buddhist culture, great food and, of course, our kids. I hope that you can get here one day!”


Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre, Camden :

“The Village School shares a close relationship with the Charlie Ratchford Centre for Camden Residents aged 60+. Harvest Festival hampers collected in school are taken to the centre by the Upper School Choir. A delightful afternoon ensues with time for a chat over a cup of tea and a cake,  followed by a performance from the Choir, with everybody joining in a few of the old favourite songs.”

Community

2016/17

Charity

Activity

Raised

Sept 2016

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cakes and Coffee Morning

£274.94

Oct 2016

Kentish Town City Farm

Lucky Dip

£367.75

Nov 2016

The Royal British Legion

Poppy Appeal

£196.65

Dec 2016

Heath Hands

Village Business Award

£904.98

Dec 2016

St. Mary's Church

Mufti Day

£147

Dec 2016

St. Mary's Church

Christmas Carol Concert Donation

£150

Jan 2017

Cancer Research

Young Art Competition

£200.00

Mar 2017

Bigsby LED Project

Kidanza 'Be Our Guest'

£1195.00


2016/17 Total to date

£3436.32









2014/15

Charity

Activity

Raised

Sept 2014

Earthquake Appeal

Collection on gate

£1,250.47

Oct 2014

Kentish Town City Farm

Lower I Lucky Dip & Cake Sale

£250.00

Nov 2014

British Legion

Poppy Appeal

£200.00

Dec 2014

Royal Free Children’s Ward

IIIrd Form Village  Business Award

£TBC

Dec 2014

TBC

IIIrd Form Village Business Award

£TBC

Jan 2015

Cancer Research

RCA Young Art

£100.00


2014/15 Total to date

£1800.47


2013

Charity

Activity

Raised

Oct 2013

Kentish Town City Farm

Lower I Lucky Dip & Cake Sale

£285.85

Nov 2013

British Legion

Poppy Appeal

£TBC

Dec 2013

Mayhew Animal Home

IIIrd Form Village  Business Award

£226.11

Dec 2013

Dogs for the Disabled

IIIrd Form Village Business Award

£203.34

TBC

Marie Curie

Collection on gate

£50.00


2013/14 Total to date

£765.30


2012/13

Charity

Activity

Raised

Oct 2012

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation

Lower I Lucky Dip & Cake Sale

£307.00

Nov 2012

British Legion

Poppy Appeal

£160.40

Dec 2012

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation

IIIrd Form Young Business Enterprise ‘Starburst’

£468.54

Dec 2012

Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

IIIrd Form Young Business Enterprise

‘Snip Snap’

£374.70

Jan 2013

Cancer Research

Art Competition

£170.00


2012/13 Total to date

£1480


2011/12

Charity

Activity

Raised

Oct 2011

Sports 4 All & Kitchen Fund

Sponsored Sports Event

£4,740

Oct 2011

Kentish Town City Farm

Lower I Lucky Dip & Cake Sale

£175

Nov 2011

FODAD

Ratmalana

Christmas Cards & Wrap sale

£237

Nov 2011

Poppy Appeal

Donations for poppies

£130

Dec 2011

FODAD Ratmalana

Degas Ballerina Cake Auction

£175

Dec 2011

St. Martin’s Church

Christmas Carol Service Donation

£75

Jan 2012

Cancer Research

RCA Art Competition

£165

March 2012

Book Aid International

Travelling Book Fair

£100

March 2012

TBC

World Book Day Fancy Dress

TBC

March 2012

Sports Relief

Mini-Olympics

£330

June 2012

FODAD Ratmalana

Jubilee Celebrations Art Auction

£1335

July 2012

FODAD Ratmalana

FOVS Summer Fete

£3985


2011/12 Total

£11,447