We are having a fundraising weekend to help those most in need in our community. The London Borough of Harrow appears to be one of the regions worst-affected by Coronavirus in the UK. Many charities are facing very significant funding challenges and some are at risk of collapse and the UK charitable sector is estimated to be facing a £4 billion loss of revenue in the next quarter as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Our capacity to support our wider community at an unprecedented time of difficulty and concern for the most vulnerable members of our society is significant. The School has become a food bank hub, protective equipment provider and is working closely with our local Council, schools and hospitals to ensure that we are able to support their vital work. All boys, parents, staff, family and friends are invited to contribute to this effort by taking part in a fundraising activity whilst at home.
All the money raised will be strategically targeted to trusted organisations to make the biggest possible impact.
The main recipient will be Young Harrow Foundation (YHF): half of the money raised will be given to YHF to support charities helping disadvantaged young people particularly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. YHF is brilliantly placed to target the money raised to where it is most needed, whether by supporting those in food poverty or young people particularly affected by the effects of social isolation.
A quarter will go to The Harrow Club who work with some of the most marginalised young people in West London providing opportunities for them to maximise their life chances and enhance their personal development. The final quarter will be given to Shaftesbury Enterprise partners (such as Harrow Carers and Firm Foundation), positively impacting organisations best placed to provide vital support to the community during the current crisis.
Boys, family members and friends are encouraged to get involved – it is no exaggeration to say that these charities are keeping parts of the community going throughout the crisis and need all the support they can get.