As the school year draws to a close we would like to say a huge thank you to all at Dulwich College for their hard work supporting children with cancer this year.
Over the past few years the Dulwich College Chapel Choir have performed at our annual Christmas carol concert, The Spirit of Christmas. As part of the 2017 concert Dr Joseph Spence, Master of Dulwich College, spoke about his visit to our project at the Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar.
I have a very clear sense of the extent of the work and of the dedication of the medical professionals and volunteers engaged at Yangon Children’s Hospital. They are overstretched but doing a remarkable job for as many children (and families) as possible.
World Child Cancer were delighted to be chosen as one of three charities that Dulwich College would support in 2018. The college raised over £5,000 to support children with cancer in Myanmar. This amount could fund two teachers at the Heroes School at Yangon Children's Hospital for one year.
The money was raised through various events during the term, the pinnacle being their own version of the TV show ‘Take Me Out.’ The event was organised and executed by three boys in year 13, and they utilised their video making and hosting skills to ensure the event was a resounding success. They sold nearly 300 tickets and raised almost £1000!
Tommy was one of the pupils involved and reflected on how the experience helped him develop skills he could use at university. “It made me realise I like doing things for the public”.
Iain Scarisbrick, Deputy Master Co-Curricular, said through supporting World Child Cancer, the year 13s were able to be more creative with their fundraising. They supported a worthwhile cause whilst developing their time management skills by balancing events with their studies.
World Child Cancer would like to thank years 9-11 and years 12-13 boys for all their hard work fundraising to support children with cancer, and a special thank you to Iain Scarisbrick and Iain Hollingshead for all their help supporting the boys in making their fundraising events a reality.
If you are inspired by the work of Dulwich College then we would love for you to nominate World Child Cancer to be your school’s Charity of the Year. You can download our school fundraising pack here, or get in the football spirit and take part in our Kick Ups for Caden Campaign. If you have any questions please contact Alice today.