Charities We Support

One of the Rokeby Parent Circle’s main objectives it to raise much-needed funds for our chosen school charity and other local charitable causes, through organising enjoyable events for the parents and boys.

In the past, there have been two school charities at any one time, as well as different charities for each of the School Houses.  Following feedback from parents, this has now been simplified.  So, going forward, the RPC and School will jointly select, from a shortlist of charities proposed by the boys and/or parents (through Class Reps) one school charity every two years.  Funds raised from RPC events will be divided equally between:

1. The School (for e.g. purchasing equipment or improving facilities where such expenditure is not covered by existing budgets).

2. The chosen RPC charity, which for 2019/2020 remains Eikon (see below).

3. A community fund which will be used to benefit local charitable causes nominated by parents and voted on by the School Council.  For 2019 to 2021, the beneficiary of this fund will be PSDS (see below).

Eikon Charity

Eikon is an award-winning Surrey-based charity that has been working in the local Surrey communities for over two decades.  It provides long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people.  Its vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who make a positive contribution to society.

History

The Eikon Charity’s origins date back to 1995 when the ‘New Haw Youth Project’ was set up by Eikon’s founder, Chris Hickford.  Chris met many young people coping with extremely difficult personal issues who had very little, if any, help available to them.

It was apparent that regardless of the severity of their issues, due to the fact many of these young people had not yet reached a certain level of crisis (such as committed a crime, been excluded from school or become homeless) they were below the threshold for government support. Chris and his team understood the importance of helping these young people before their problems escalated into larger and potentially insurmountable crises.

Its Name

The group’s work expanded into other areas of Surrey and in 2005 it was renamed The Eikon Charity.  “Eikon” means picture, or vision, in Greek and reflects the charity’s ambition to help those it supports visualise a better future.  The name also has connotations with “icon”, which is appropriate, as positive role modelling for young people is a fundamental part of the charity’s work.

Working together

Since 2016 four charities – Eikon, Reflex Woking, Windle Valley Youth Project and The Lifetrain Trust have merged to form the organisation that Eikon is today, supporting thousands of young people.  Each charity brought strengths and most importantly, a great reputation for helping young people transform their lives.

Visit Eikon’s website here.

PSDS Charity  

Who We Are

psds is a registered charity whose principal goal is to provide support for children with Down syndrome and their families. We meet regularly as families to share our experiences and provide a network of support, friendship, advice and expertise. This benefits not only our children with Down syndrome, but also their siblings, ourselves as parents and all family members. We also provide a range of professional services, such as early development groups and speech and language therapy, and have an extensive library of resources for our members and their families to make use of.

Our aim is for our children with Down syndrome to have access to the opportunities available to all others and for there to be no ceiling on what any of our children might achieve. Down syndrome is just a part of who our children are, not what they are.

Our Key Aims

To provide a stimulating and caring environment in which our children can have fun and develop self confidence

To provide a network of support for parents, siblings and children with Down syndrome at each step on their challenging but rewarding journey

To ensure that our children receive maximum input in all key areas of development

To assist and support families coming to terms with the news that their child has Down syndrome

To aid professionals in understanding the more practical issues which need to be addressed when assisting a family which has a child with Down syndrome

For more information about PSDS please go to https://psds.info

 

Other charities who have been supported in recent years include:

School Year2018 - 2019
Donation to Eikon Charity£8,700
Donation to Prader-Willi Syndrome Association£8,700
School Year2017 - 2018
Donation to Greenmead School£30,280
Donation to Prader-Willi Syndrome Association£30,280
School Year2016 - 2017
Donation to Greenmead School£8,255
Donation to Harrison’s Fund£8,255

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

School Year2014 - 2015
Donations to South London Younger Parkinson’s Network and£5,331
Donations to The Royal Marsden£5,331

School Year2013 - 2014
Donations to Momentum£38,940
Donations to South London Younger Parkinson’s Network£38,940

School Year2012 - 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