Charity

One of the Rokeby Parent Circle’s main objectives it to raise much-needed funds for our chosen charities through organising enjoyable events for the parents and boys.

Two charities are supported for a period of two years each. Each year new charities are nominated by any Rokeby parent via their class rep. The new charity is selected by the form reps, members of the SLT and the RPC committee at their annual lunch. An anonymous voting process is used and each charity proposed must have some affiliation or connection with Rokeby School.

Approximately a third of the money raised is given to each charity each year with the remaining third going to the school to buy ‘added value’ items that may not be covered by the general school budget. In recent years these items have included a laser cutter and two 3D printers for the DT department, tables and benches for the boys on the terrace. The next proposed spending is for a new common room for boys in Year 7 and 8.

Greenmead School

Greenmead School is being supported from September 2016 to September 2018.

Greenmead is a maintained special day school for children aged 2-11 years in Putney.  All pupils who attend Greenmead have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan.  The school specialises in educating pupils with severe physical disabilities, including those with severe physical disabilities, multiple learning difficulties and complex health needs. The school ensures all pupils follow a curriculum including an adapted National Curriculum which is differentiated and highly personalised to enable them to meet their pupil’s individual educational needs. As well as academic progress the school aims to develop key skills including social and emotional well-being, communication, physical development including mobility and thinking and life skills. Pupils are encouraged to develop their communication skills, be independent and physically healthy with a focus on motivating pupils to engage in and enjoy the curriculum in order to better enable them to make as much progress from their starting points as possible. Greenmead School works closely with colleagues in health and social care to provide integrated therapies throughout the school day and to support their work with families to ensure all children can reach their full potential.

Harrison’s fund

Harrison’s Fund is being supported from September 2015 to September 2017.

Harrison’s Fund has one goal, to stop Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disease.  Their aim is to raise money for research to find a cure for Duchenne.  Duchenne affects roughly 2,500 children in the UK.  Life expectancy is just 20 years and we need your help to find treatments and a cure. Harrison’s Fund want to focus on treatment for this horrible disease, not palliative care and they invest in research internationally that takes the science out of the laboratory and into human clinical trials.  The founder of Harrison’s Fund charity has a son, Harrison, who has Duchenne and his muscles are deteriorating at an alarming rate.  He will lose the ability to walk, eventually losing all his muscle function in his body – like all boys with Duchenne, he will die in his late teens or early twenties from heart or respiratory failure.

Other charities who have been supported in recent years include:

School Year2015 - 2016
Donation to The Royal Marsden£34,506
Donation to Harrison’s Fund £34,506

School Year 2014 - 2015
Donations to South London Younger Parkinson’s Network and £5,331
Donations to The Royal Marsden £5,331

School Year 2013 - 2014
Donations to Momentum £38,940
Donations to South London Younger Parkinson’s Network £38,940

School Year 2012 - 2013
Donations to Winston’s Wish £6,400
Donations to Momentum £7,128

School Year
2011 - 2012
Donations to Back-up £21,700
Donations to Winston’s Wish £21,700