Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School raised an enormous £80,000 for the children’s charity, Over The Wall during it's partnership with the charity between 2017 and 2019.
The school began working with the charity back in 2017, and since then pupils, parents and teachers have collectively organised summer fayres, dress up days, parent parties, entrepreneurial school projects, outdoor challenges, sponsored runs, a 10k bike ride, skydives and much more.
“Over the Wall”, which provides holiday camps around the UK for children with life-limiting illness and their families.
Funds are raised via events and fun-days throughout the school year. Donations are sent throughout the two-year term and the children are involved throughout that time with visits from charity workers, special assemblies and workshops in class.
We also support the Hammersmith and Fulham Food Bank on an ongoing basis with food collections each term and with specific fundraising activities such as Doughnut Day!
Lastly, the Friends of RPPS raises funds to support extra-curricular projects and activities that benefit the children and the wider school community. Previous examples have included the purchase of a “friendship bench” for the playground, and tournament kit for sports teams.
Over The Wall is a national UK children’s charity and a member of the international Serious Fun Children’s Network. It provides free- of-charge therapeutic recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Through participation in a proven program of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, the camps help promote inclusion while developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies & peer relationships of all campers.
Over the Wall gives children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun and empowering in a physically safe and medically sound environment. The self-esteem and confidence of these campers skyrockets as they learn that they are not combating these terrible childhood diseases alone.
The families of children with serious illness face tremendous challenges in coping with their sibling’s devastating illness. The charity therefore holds a siblings week and a weekend for the whole family that allow everyone to have the same fun experiences they’ve heard about at summer camp.
Over The Wall is the only residential camp in the UK structured on the late Paul Newman’s renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. As Paul Newman put it “A place where kids can kick back, relax and raise a little hell”.
For more information please visit www.otw.org.uk