We know we are part of a bigger family, and as a school family, we take our role very seriously in developing links in the parish and local community. We also look for ways to become involved in national and international projects and charity work so that we develop an understanding for our place in the world, and how we can make a difference. The charities we raise money for are chosen by our children, staff and governors. We only ever ask for small donations but are always overwhelmed by the generosity of our families. We are very grateful that they share our commitment in supporting those in need.

2013-14 is a year in which we plan to ask the children and community what they feel would be worthwhile charities to support. Already the children, staff, parents and friends of Christ the King have some excellent ideas. As always we will be donating to the Mary Thompson Fund this autumn and Food Plus. The school council will be having the final say on which other local, national and international charities will be our focus this year.

The school council have donated £200 to Zoe’s Place this year.

Take a few minutes and click on the links to find out more about the charities have already supported:

The Mary Thompson Fund – Collecting food and supplies for asylum seekers in the Teesside area.

Fair Trade – We welcomed Fair Trade to school and over £200 was raised.

Christ the King Hampers – Staff joined many other schools and charities by making up hampers of gifts and treats for families in Thornaby.

CAFOD – We raised over £200 by saving our small change to buy goats, chickens, pigs and reading books during Advent.

During the summer term we hope to turn our efforts to support the Catholic Handicapped Fellowship and we are also going to get involved in Send My Friend to School.