Charities we support
Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young. By supporting CRY you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions.
CRY has many ambitious projects to enable it to provide the support and research to help save young lives. Its programme of activities strives to prevent these tragedies through:
- A National Screening Programme
- Funding medical research into young sudden cardiac death
- Developing the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology
- Raising awareness of the risk of undetected cardiac conditions in young people
CRY also supports young people diagnosed with life-threatening cardiac conditions through the myheart Network and those affected by young sudden cardiac death by:
- Offering a fast-track expert cardiac pathology service through the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology
- Providing a Bereavement Support Service
- Providing information and literature free of charge
Art in Motion, supporting C.R.Y.
In the week 30th May – 1st June, we held an exhibition and workshop celebrating art and design produced by every child here at Windlesham. As well as our exhibition, local schools came to a workshop to create art in motion. As with our previous exhibitions, we like to be able to do more than just exhibit and this time round we are collaborated with C.R.Y., a link which has been fostered through the sad passing of a former pupil, Max Lowry, in 2010. Max was a rising star in the art world and his family have been involved with C.R.Y. since that tragic day.
World Awareness Week
In the week commencing 31st January the whole School played its part in raising awareness and vital funds for charities supporting vulnerable children around the world and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents for their continued support of this annual fundraising initiative. We enjoyed a packed programme of special events with speakers visiting the school, including The Point Foundation, Young Pioneers, Starehe Future, The Trussell Trust and CRED Foundation. These organisations provide vital opportunities and support for vulnerable children in some of the poorest and most marginalised communities around the world. Tuesday was ‘Make A Difference Day’ where pupils and staff dressed in clothing linked to countries in each of the continents as part of a link to this special year when we will see London host the 2012 Olympic Games.
On Wednesday there was an excellent talk given by Luke Lancaster, an extraordinary young entrepreneur who has recently become the first person from the British Isles to receive the World of Children Honoree Award referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize’ for young people. You can view Luke’s presentation to the school via the link below (under the title ‘Windlesham House School’).
Friday saw a special Youth Conference for schools with Mr Tim Loughton, Minister For Children and Families, Catherine Bearder, South-East MEP, Luke Lancaster and Paul Sanderson MBE, Woodard Chaplain and Chair of Trustees for CRED Foundation. Our Seniors took part with forty schools from across the region, packing out the theatre. The event focused on social responsibility and inspiring young people to be a force for good in their schools and communities.
Find out more about the charities:
Young Pioneers www.youngpioneers.org/
CRED Foundation www.cred.org.uk/
The Trussell Trust www.trusselltrust.org/
The Point Foundation www.pointfoundation.co.uk/
Starehe Future www.starehe.org/