At Christmas, the Eaton House Schools CEO, created a new charity initiative for Eaton House Schools as a way for the pupils to think of others in the run-up to Christmas. It was an especially difficult time for the homeless, with COVID making the streets very dangerous. Eaton House wanted to make pupils aware of the gravity of the situation and also to inspire them to help
Each day, pupils received a coloured token to place into three yellow, orange and blue charity boxes. The boys and girls of Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep, Eaton House Belgravia Prep Eaton House The Manor Pre-Prep and Prep and the girls of Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School chose from one of three charities to give their token to each day and were provided with information to help them to make an informed decision. Each token represented 10p for the charity concerned.
The tokens are now being counted, and the equivalent money will soon be sent over the each of the charities. The three Manor charities are James’s Place, supporting men in crisis, the Trussell Food Banks, who help provide food and necessary items to people in Clapham and the surrounding areas who need help over the holiday season, and Ace of Clubs, a wonderful charity that provides shelter, food and clothing to those who find themselves on the streets.
At Belgravia, instead of Ace of Clubs, they supported a local charity, the Passage, which is also dedicated to providing every kind of support to the homeless.
If you would like to give directly to these wonderful charities, contact jamesplace.org.uk, trusselltrust.org and aceofclubs.org.uk.