The school’s Mission committee is a team of Sixth Form students, assisted by a member of staff. They are responsible for the dynamic programme of charity fundraising events, which, at the end of the year, goes towards a chosen charity. The committee helps the remaining student community to select the main charity for the year by developing a short listing of charities, presenting them to the school and the school voting for their preferred charity.
2012 - 2013
The new charity which has been selected by a democratic vote within the student body is Street Child, whose main aim is to act to reduce the number of children living on the streets of Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Last year City girls selected the Mercy Ships charity. This is an international charity and the world's largest hospital ship which provides free medical care and humanitarian aid to some of the poorest people in Africa. Our target for the year was to raise over £10,000 for this deserving cause, in total we succeeded our target and raised £15,000. The money was raised through a variety of fundraising activites, including a 11 mile sponsored walk from Hampton Court to Kew Bridge and a quiz night hosted by the Senior school. The girls also supported other causes, such as Jeans for Genes Day, Pink Day, Good Gifts, and organised donations for an annual harvest festival, which benefits the homeless.
In the academic year for 2010 to 2011, City girls selected the Unseen (UK) charity. Our target for the year is to raise over £10,000 for this deserving cause. The girls have also supported other causes, such as Jeans for Genes Day, Pink Day, Help for Heroes, and organised donations for an annual harvest festival, which benefits the homeless.
2009 - 2010
City girls selected the Msizi Africa charity as the focus for the school’s main fundraising activities for academic year ending in 2010. Students sang carols at Liverpool Street station and participated in the eleven mile sponsored Walk.
In February, Students also donated over £2,000 for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.
2008 - 2009
In 2009, City girls selected Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). The girls fundraising efforts were innovative and produced tremendous results. The programme included a sponsored walk, staff ‘University Challenge’, ‘Dress Up’ day in the theme of a book character and a talent show.
In December, City gave the TCT a cheque for over £15,000!