Christmas is for Caring at Redmaids’ High

December 19 2017

Students at Redmaids’ High School have swung into action to lend support to communities in need - near and far.

Under the leadership of Head Almoners, Arabella Atkins and Yasmin Kongsfelt, the school has donated cash, food, clothing, other gifts and their time to brighten the lives of people in all circumstances both locally and internationally.

The school radio station – Redmaidio - held a weeklong fundraiser for Radio Lollipop, the charity that provides care and entertainment to children in hospital and their families. The annual Christmas Jumper Day raised about £500 for the Flamingo Chicks Dance School – a charity that gives children with disabilities and illnesses the chance to enjoy ballet with friends.

A proportion of the money raised from selling refreshments at the Christmas play went towards initiatives with Redmaids’ High’s partner school in Cambodia and a humanitarian expedition to Nepal. At the Junior School’s Christmas Bazaar, 20 percent of the takings were donated to the Chicuchas-Wasi School in Peru and seasonal foods were donated to Bristol North West Food Bank.

The school made up 91 shoeboxes full of useful presents as part of the Link to Hope campaign. They have been sent to families and the elderly in need in Eastern Europe this Christmas time.

The school showed support to Caring at Christmas, the charity that provides warm, safe accommodation, food and social activities for homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol over Christmas. As well as donating food and clothing and raising funds through a classroom decorating competition, a group of Sixth Form students and staff were due to head to The Nightshelter in St Paul’s on Christmas Eve to help set up .

Head Almoner Yasmin said: “At Redmaids' High, we believe it is really important to get into the Christmas spirit and give back to our community. After all, this is the season for giving!"