Charities at Kirby Hill Primary School

At Kirby Hill Primary School, we believe in extending the pupils’ education far beyond the classroom walls; a central part of our ethos is that we aim to inspire caring and compassionate children ready to face life’s challenges. We would like our pupils to be engaged with the real world and have an understanding of, and make a positive contribution towards, society. The school council plays a pivotal role in listening to pupil’s ideas, selecting charities, discussing ideas and planning fundraising events. The pupils, parents and friends of Kirby Hill Primary School support a variety of charities throughout the school year in addition to the Fairtrade stall that the Fairtrade Committee run every week. 

See below for our contributions towards different charities over the last year.

Children with Cancer UK

We have some budding entrepreneurs and philanthropists in Oak class with some of our children using their ‘Golden Time’ to raise money for charity! We have enjoyed watching and helping them come up with ideas; consider the cost to produce an item and evaluate what it could retail at. A child organised a cake stall and two other children created top trump style cards and sold these to their peers. The children raised an amazing £40.75 and decided that they would like the money to go to a Children’s Cancer Charity. Watch out Alan Sugar! imagine what they will achieve in the future!

Red Nose Day

Children came to school on Friday 19th March wearing something red in support of Comic Relief.  An amazing amount of £156.00 was raised for Comic Relief.

Children in Need

On 13th November 2020, we had a Crazy Hair Day in support of Children in Need and the children raised £130.20 for charity.

Harrogate Homeless Project

On 30.9.20 children were invited to bring to school donations of food to celebrate Harvest Festival thanksgiving. These were donated to Harrogate Homeless Project, providing tasty meals to aid the comfort and wellbeing of residents. We are grateful for the kindness and generosity of our families, especially in the current circumstances.

Denim for Dementia Day

On 24.1.20 children and adults at Kirby Hill wore denim in support of Denim for Dementia Day.  We raised £84 for charity.

Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day

Our school held its annual Christmas jumper day on December 18th 2019, to coincide with our Christmas Dinner Day.  Our families helped to raise £85 for this fabulous charity.

First Steps 2 School - Peru

As our children began preparing for their class Christmas parties in December, they decided that it would be nice to donate some of our charity money to the nursery in Peru so that the children there could enjoy a Christmas party too.  Our pupils nominated to donate £50 to help them buy party food, prizes and gifts.

Children in Need

On November 15th 2019, we had a 'Wear Something Spotty Day' in support of Children in Need and the children managed to raise £91.50 for charity.

Poppy Appeal

The children managed to collect £57.96 through the sale of poppies at our school this November.

Children in Distress Shoebox Appeal

On the 4th November  2019 Mrs Ward came into school to collect the 55 generously filled shoeboxes, brimming with gifts which will bring the joy of Christmas to the poorest children and senior citizens of Eastern Europe.

Seeds of Change/Ripon Food Bank/Harrogate Homeless Shelter

On the 7th October we had our Harvest Festival at All Saints Church.  For this children were invited to either donate small change to the Seeds of Change charity or bring in donations of food.  We were humbled by the generosity of our families.

Red, White & Blue Day

On Friday 4th October 2019, we’re encouraging children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue clothing and
donate £1 towards the work of the three national charities of our Armed Forces. This raised £92.10.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On the 27th September 2019 our YR5/6 class took part in the world's largest coffee morning, hosting friends, family and members of our local community.  The children raised £168.46.

Charities Week

 At the end of July 2019 our YR6 Children organised and ran their own fundraising stalls over a whole week to raise money for a range of their own selected charities and managed to collect a whopping £224.24.

First Steps 2 School - Peru

The School Council, on behalf of their peers, chose to start a fundraising campaign to help provide essential learning equipment and resources for a nursery in Peru.  Some of our local residents are trustees for the charity and they visit the nursery in Peru on a regular basis.  Our children were so moved by the difference that this nursery if making to the lives of the children there that they wanted to contribute towards it.  The School Council held a cake sale on 5th July and managed to raise over £70.  The trustees came into school to collect the money and to say thank you during Collective Worship.

Save the Children

In February 2019 the children managed to raise £82.20 for this valuable charity.

Christmas Jumper Day 

Children were invited to come to school in a Christmas jumper on 14th December 2018 in aid of Save the Children.  £82.20 was raised.


In October 2018, one of our Y5 pupils wrote to the Ripon Rotary Club to ask if our school could help them in their efforts to raise money for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.  Following a presentation in Collective Worship, our children and staff have helped to raise £60 so far towards a £150 emergency aid box.


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