FSJB are thrilled to inform you all of the the final donations we have made to our chosen charities from the monies raised in 2023 and to let you know our new charities for 2024. The focus of all of these choices has been to ensure that your generous donations have an impact in our local community or go towards charities with whom St John’s Beaumont has long standing relationships with.

In 2023, our two nominated charities were Windsor Homeless Project and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. These two charities were both nominated by parents and were causes close to the hearts of the St John’s community. We will donate £10,000 to the Windsor Homeless Project this Friday at their annual fundraising event (Home | Windsor Homeless Project) and we will present a cheque for £8,000 to St Mary’s in a forthcoming school assembly.

In addition to the above we have also made smaller donations to a number of smaller local charities, some of which are hugely in need to funds and so we know our donations will make a huge impact. These are the Brett Foundation, King George VI Centre in Windsor, Sebastian’s Action Trust and Battersea Dogs Home at Old Windsor.

And now onto to 2024.

The nominations received from the SJB community were carefully considered and in line with our desire to have a meaningful impact in our local community, I am excited to tell you that our chosen charities for the year will be Alzheimer’s Dementia Support in Slough and Riding for the Disabled in South Bucks. These two charities undertake valuable work to help families in the St John’s community and we know urgently require funds to continue to help those in need.

In addition to the above, we will continue to support a global charity called CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development), we will also look at ways to help support our local branch of the Salvation Army and we will continue the great work of the Red Chair Project.