It has been inspiring to hear about students who have decided to go the extra mile to help those most affected by the current pandemic, organising a myriad of innovative fundraisers and charity activities.
Jess, VII, found a charitable trust called 3D Crowd UK which distributes PPE equipment to NHS hospitals and the community and has spent her Easter holiday 3D printing parts of face shields using her 3D printer at home. She has spoken to Mr Whitcomb, Ms Bustamante and Mr Whittaker and has organised a club where they will send 3D printers to various students’ homes so that they can help in this effort. So far Jess has printed around 20 masks – see above!
Over Easter Malaika, LV, organised a charity concert over Zoom for a charity in India called Dilli Seva, which is feeding migrant workers. She raised £800 in total – a truly impressive feat.
Francesca, MIV, and a friend from Portugal have decided to publish an ebook with short stories and illustrations, in order to donate the profits to the NHS and a similar organisation in Portugal. The book, Stories for Kids in Lockdown, can be bought here.
Sofia, MIV, will be “climbing Mount Everest” at home to raise funds for the NHS Charities together – if you would like to donate, the link to her JustGiving page is here. Natalie, also MIV, is running five marathons to support the NHS – a very exciting project to embark upon. Further details are available on the MIV year group page here.