The Friends of St Johns Beaumont are happy to announce that the fundraising efforts of our school community will support St Mary’s Children Fund and The Windsor Homeless Project.  These great causes have been proposed by members of the school’s community for being very close to their hearts. Every penny of the funds raised by the Friends of St. Johns Beaumont will are donated to charity.

St Mary’s Children’s Fund 

Every year, thousands of seriously ill children from across the UK are treated at St. Mary’s Hospital.  From tiny babies to young adults, all patients receive outstanding care and support as soon as they walk through the door. Their expert paediatricians provide a wide range of specialist services for children with one of the strongest services in the country.  They also recognise how a child’s illness affects the whole family and are able to carefully plan care and support around their patients’ emotional and practical needs.

With our help, St Mary’s Children’s Fund will implement several fundraising projects in their pipeline in Children’s Services, including:

  • the redevelopment of the play and therapy room; 
  • the art and music therapy programme; and
  • the refurbishment of individual patient rooms. 

More information about St Mary’s Children’s Fund can be found here.  

The Windsor Homeless Project

After the passing of Patrick O’Leary in the street, as a community, they said, “this must never happen again”.

They launched that year and have continued to grow ever since.  They work hard, supporting the homeless and the most vulnerable in Windsor to enable them to rebuild their lives. They offer empathy as well as practical support in a non-judgemental and compassionate way. The Windsor Homeless Project is more than just a shelter, providing hot dinners and hot showers, they work together to build a plan, to start the journey towards being housed and fully supported into a sustainable, fulfilling, settled lifestyle.

Funds donated to the project go towards its running costs, supplies of tea, coffee, and stationary, and also to provide essential personal hygiene supplies for those without access to benefits to ensure their dignity is upheld. Mobile phones to ensure they are able to keep in communication with authorities and supporting agencies are also needed and, at times, funds are also required to assist with essential travel for medical appointments to the hospital. 

More information about the Windsor Homeless Project including real stories of the people whose lives they have helped change can be found here.