Charity of the Term
The Charities of the Term for Autumn 2014, chosen by the pupils, are the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and BRACE, funding research into Alzheimer's. Collections taken at Cathedral services and proceeds from other events will support these causes.
The Valentine's Carnations were in aid of The Alzheimer's Society and Korban. The Charity Fashion Show on Saturday 1 February raised £14,000 in aid of the Strode Park Foundation. On 8 March there was the Tradescant 24-hour Sponsored Bike-Ride in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Malawi M.A.C.S.
The Support Staff Charity of 2014 is The Milly Foundation.
Recent Charities of the Term include: HeadSmart, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, The Vanessa Grant Trust, The Salvation Army (Canterbury Corps), The Stroke Association, Rwanda Aid, Help for Heroes, NSARDA Kent Search Dogs, Forward, Marie Curie Cancer, Care Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre; Send a Cow; World Land Trust; Canine Partners; Five Talents; Canterbury District Citizens Advice Bureau; The Brain Tumour Charity, The Encephalitis Society, Rufiji Leprosy Trust, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Magic Bus, Skin Tumour Fund, Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA, Young Minds, Laura Crane Trust, Footprints, International Rescue Committee, Prostate Cancer Charity, Future Hope India, Hope Romania, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and the Sereolipi Education Trust, Kenya.
Michael Morpurgo's 2012 King's Week talk was in aid of Farms for City Children. Recent charity events have included: Kingsfest in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, Valentine Carnations in aid of Depression Alliance and Tildy's Trust; a concert in aid of Fairbridge and The Prince's Trust at St Paul's, Knightsbridge; a Fashion Show which raised over £5,500 in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer; a concert at St John's Smith Square in aid of London Music Masters; the Jervis charity dinner and concert in aid of Magic Bus; the St Augustine's fête in aid of Canterbury Young Carers; a Sixth Form Ball in aid of Right to Dream; the Walpole Valentine Carnations in aid of Whizz Kidz and the Meningitis Research Foundation; the School House Sixth Form Charity Ball in aid of Vicky's Water Project, the King's Week Gala Symphony Concert appropriately supporting Future Talent; a rock concert, in aid of the TreeHouse Trust, which aims to build an educational centre of excellence for children with autism.