Each year, the children in S. Anselm’s four School Houses (Churchill, Nelson, Pitts and Wellington) choose a charity to support for the year and meticulously plan different activities to support and raise funds for their chosen cause.

Churchill’s House have chosen to support the Edale Mountain Rescue Team this academic year, in appreciation of the importance of their work in our local area.  They were delighted to host members of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team, one of whom is an Old Anselmian, Robert Kenning, who left S. Anselm’s in 1997.  They gave a very interesting talk about the history of the charity and the varied work they do, from rescuing injured walkers and climbers to recovering stranded sheep from cliff tops!

After an ‘exploration and mountaineering’ themed mufti day in October and a well-supported cake sale, the children in Churchill’s House were delighted to be able to present Edale Mountain Rescue with a cheque for £420 last week.  As the charity receives no funding from the government they are completely reliant on the donations they receive.

Of course, this is just the start of the year’s fundraising activities and the children hope to be able to increase their donation over the rest of the year!

Churchill’s House Captains Libby and Jamie, proudly presenting the cheque.