Pupils have an excellent understanding of those who are less fortunate than themselves and engage actively and generously in charity fundraising, often using their own initiative.

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Charitable Activities

The Beacon supports the local community in a variety of ways, for example through hosting events at the school and participating in local fundraising initiatives.  

You can read case studies of our charitable initiatives on our Schools Together profile page here.

The Beacon also undertakes a range of charitable fundraising activities, on behalf of organisations at home and abroad.  Each year, the School Council organises various fundraising initiatives in support of charities that the boys themselves have selected.  

  • The Beacon supports the local charity The Theatre Shed Company, who are committed to raising aspirations of local children and young adults, irrespective of their background or ability, through sustainable, innovative, inspiring and inclusive theatre.  We donate the use of our 200 seat theatre and other facilities and hold regular fundraising events.
  • Each year the School Council runs a £5 challenge to raise money for the school's chosen charities. This also provides an opportunity for the boys to practise their entrepreneurial skills.

Academic year 2018-19 is off to a great start:

  • In Autumn 2018 to mark Harvest Festival, the boys brought in food and other practical items for donation to the Chiltern Foodbank.
  • In September 2018 Beacon staff held a Macmillan Coffee Morning, at which more than £1,000 was raised.  
  • The boys undertook a number of fundraising activities in support of the NSPCC, raising over £7,000.
  • £452 was raised for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

In recent years, we have supported a number of other charities, including:

  • Children in Need 
  • WaterAid
  • Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
  • Duncan Dyason's Street Children project in Guatemala
  • WheelPower
  • The Chiltern Air Ambulance
  • PACE
  • Movember