Charitable giving is an important part of life at College and our pupils are an integral part of the work we do. As well as College-wide initiatives, each House chooses a charity to support each year, as does the Prefect body.
We encourage our pupils to generate their own ideas to support their chosen charities and to deliver projects and events themselves. In this way, pupils have raised funds for good causes in the past year through events as varied as a whole school walk and a comedy night. In the past year, Cheltenham College raised over £54,000 for various charities, with over £24,000 going to the Prefects' chosen charity The Chamwell Centre - a state-of-the-art therapy centre for disabled people in the local community.
As well as helping our pupils to develop a greater understanding of the world around them, taking responsibility for fundraising in this way helps them to develop a wealth of skills that will stand them in good stead throughout their lives.