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Lady Boswell's C.E. VA Primary School

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Charitable Work

Lady Boswell’s is proud to involve itself in many different forms of charitable fund raising, supporting Sport Relief, Comic Relief, Great Ormond Street, Samaritan’s Purse, Cancer Research, Crisis, Royal British Legion and many other charities.  We have been pleased to be involved in an initiative to collect books to send to Ghana through the 'Reading Spots' charity.  A Staff team have, in recent years, taken part in sponsored runs/walks in aid of Cancer Research.  In addition, on an annual basis, they selflessly tackle the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning, raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Since 2014, however, much of the School’s fundraising initiatives have been given over to FOM.  Fom means ‘hunger’ in Portuguese (the official language of Mozambique). The funds raised by the children go towards the employment and training of 4 local farm workers, purchase of mosquito nets, funding of seeds and equipment, which provides food for the children at the ‘Mountain of Praise Church’ Orphanage in Dondo, Mozambique. In the past two years, the children at the orphanage have benefitted from an improved and varied diet by being introduced to vegetables such as tomatoes, greens, squashes, carrots, cabbages, green beans, turnips and herbs. Prior to this partnership the children ate maize three times daily. Funding has also enabled the building of two wells, the planting of 200 banana trees and 50 papaya trees; provided training for 7 local people to farm the land, and the purchase of mosquito nets, seeds and farming equipment. The children at Lady Boswell’s are reaching out to those children who are living in food poverty and are making a real and tangible difference to their lives and diets.  In April/May 2018, a bore hole will be built at the Africa Naturally farm where all the FOM activity takes place.  This will provide long term sustainability for FOM in the seasons of drought.  Funds raised in spring 2018 have funded training and development of bee keeping, sunflower seeds and egg production on the Farm.


Across the years, we have involved the children in a variety of FOM fundraising events including providing the opportunity for them to create their own business and raise funds for this important cause.  This particular event raised a staggering £5,166.50.  We have also enjoyed discos, running, swimming events and a 'buckets of fun' activity.  


We continue to support FOM through collections at our Christmas, Nativity and Easter services. 


May 2022 saw the School responding to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine.  Under the title 'Boswell's Business Brains' each child was provided with a £1 coin as a start-up fund and was encouraged to write a Business Plan to grow their initial investment.  All funds raised by our budding entrepreneurs were donated to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.  The children (with amazing support from their family and friends) raised an extraordinary £12,198.34 (with an additional Gift Aid of £854.38).  Please click here to enjoy a summary of what the children did to achieve such success. 


At the start of the academic year, 2023-2024, our School Councillors met to discuss the charities that children from across the School wished to support.  They selected Sevenoaks Loaves & Fishes Foodbank, Cancer Research UK and The Hospice in the Weald.  Across the academic year, families have brought in donations for the Foodbank.  A 'Toy Bring and Buy' was run by the School Councillors, raising a whopping £513.16.  The final event for the year will be a 'lap for life' race, raising funds for The Hospice in the Weald.