The community feel is integral to Fyling Hall. We like to support each other, and also give back and make a difference to the world around us. Each year the sixth form choose a charity to support, and run fundraising initiatives. This academic year, head girls Emie and Izzy took the lead. 2022-23 has seen bake sales, halloween celebrations and non-uniform days. It’s not too late to support the charity, Young Minds, with a number of events lined up in the last two months of the year. Please do get involved if you can, by donating and attending events. These include the sponsored head shave, which has a target of £250 to reach.
Why Young Minds?
The sixth form students chose the charity Young Minds, because of the work it does to support the mental health of children and young people across the country. The organisation aims to stop young people’s mental health reaching crisis point. Their impact report explains that: “Young people’s mental health needs are not supported early enough and often only when they have reached crisis point.” It looks at how Covid 19 has had a devastating and long-term impact on mental health. The report then sets out how they are prioritising the needs of young people with clear programmes and aims.
So, the money our students are raising this year at Fyling Hall can really make a difference to young people’s lives. If you’d like to learn more about the organisation do read their report or perhaps watch one of the stories on youtube below.
How to Help
How can you help? Emie and Izzy are requesting your donations. If they reach their fundraising target then Charlie Peregrine in year 13 has agreed to shave his head. The aim is to raise awareness for the organisation as well as funds. You can use the link here, every little helps.
And why not gather your friends and come along for some music and fun at the Rose Garden Music Festival on 1st July? The afternoon will be packed with great bands, dancing, friendly faces, food and drink, and hopefully some sunshine too. It takes place in our beautiful rose garden and is only £10 in advance and £5 for children. The bands are all donating their time and you can purchase tickets in advance by contacting email@example.com.
Another fundraising initiative is the sponsored 24 hour cycle-ride from the school (on the east coast) to the west coast and back again! This gruelling bike ride aims to raise £2000 and inspire our young people. It will take place on 25th May. The funds raised will be divided between Young Minds, Peregrine Nursing Home and the purchase of much-needed equestrian equipment. Again, every little helps so please read more and consider donating here.
More from Young Minds
These videos from the organisation provide some insight into their work and the people they support.