Filed under: Charity

Charity head shave for admirable Andree

An IT teacher from Barton Peveril has bravely shaved her head for charity to raise funds for a revolutionary new 3D brain surgery system. Andree Westbrook is among 12 people from Hampshire who are losing their locks in support of FebBRAINairy – a campaign promoting support for neurological conditions and their treatments set up by…

Volunteers make a difference

A team of student volunteers spent a week of their summer break helping to improve facilities and teaching resources at a primary school in Kenya. The visit to Hadassah Mission School in the slum area of Nakuru saw a dozen students and staff immerse themselves in African culture as they witnessed the realities of life for…

Charity climb

His current focus is on A Level exams but within days of completing the last paper Matt Wateridge will be hard at work in an East African hospital before climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Help for Heroes. The 18-year-old Biology, Chemistry and Maths student has a place to study medicine at Manchester University when he…

Death camp brought to life

News that the government is investing £50m in a new Holocaust memorial and education centre in central London has been welcomed by this year’s Lessons from Auschwitz ambassadors, Lauren Tew and Faye Momber. Each year Barton Peveril selects two Modern History students to take part in the project which offers 16-18 year-olds a profound insight…

Chocolate for children

No child wants to spend Christmas Day in hospital, but those being treated on the Piam Brown ward at Southampton General will receive a sweet surprise thanks to a selection box collection organised by Student Committee member Darcy Allen. Our Library team know a chocolaty good cause when they see one and helped Darcy by collecting more than…

Festive fundraiser

Live music, food and quizzes raised funds for the Society of St James local homeless charity and national LGBT same sex domestic violence charity, Broken Rainbow. Organised by Ethnicity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee students, the lunchtime event enabled students from across the College to celebrate the end of term, the close of the calendar year…

Valued volunteer

Winchester based charity Brendoncare has recognised the contribution of a student volunteer in making a difference to the lives of older people in its care centres and clubs. Kevin Traves received Brendoncare’s first ever Young Volunteer award in recognition of his ability to really connect with older people at The Old Parsonage care home in…

Crisis sleep out

A sponsored sleep out organised by Barton Peveril’s Student Committee raised more than £700 for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. Students spent a chilly night in the College Quad with only boxes, bags and blankets for shelter. After packing up their cardboard village, the sleep out team sat in the pouring rain…

BFestival fun

Our Student Committee raised £365 in just a couple of hours when they staged a mini festival on the last day of the Spring term. The Quad came alive with bunting, bands, stalls and sideshows as weeks of planning and preparation came to fruition and students and staff joined in the fun to raise money for…

Happy to help

Peter Marcus McDowell Impey’s volunteering commitments could lead you to believe that he’s cracked the secret to a 36 hour day. His involvement with three different theatre groups gets him in at the deep end with everything from building restoration to technical production and publicity.  He works on communications for the Wymering Manor Trust, runs…