IBCP service learning at Wilmington Academy

As part of our studies on the International Baccalaureate Careers-Related programme, we have begun our service learning project where we will work as a team to improve an element of the community.  

For our project, we have decided to raise money for Darent Valley Hospital, in order to help spread Christmas cheer across the children’s ward and raise awareness of the struggles many families face during the festive period. Our aim is to run a movie night (with snacks, drinks and blankets), which will be followed by a Christmas quiz for the children.  We also hope to give each child a special Christmas present at the end of the night to round off our visit.

As part of our project, we hope to work with the Children’s Charity Lollipop, who work closely with the NHS in children’s hospitals in Dartford and Gravesend in order to provide the most enjoyable, evening for the children.

Our rationale for this project is a strong belief that at Christmas time, everyone deserves to be happy and joyful as that is what Christmas is all about and we hope to spread this happiness to the places that really deserve it the most.

How can you help us?

We have set up a go fund me for people to donate money for this night to make it as special as it can be: https://www.gofundme.com/christmas-smiles-for-sick-children.

The donations will go towards making the experience for the children a magical and unforgettable one. The donations will help fund us when buying the presents for the children. We hope to purchase gifts appropriate for the age of the children that will keep them occupied for the coming months, such as colouring pads, action figures and fiction books. We want to take their minds off being ill and treat them like regular children.

Your donations will help us make this night as memorable as we can so please find it in your heart to donate, even £1 can make all the difference.

Thank you

Samuel Welton, Susannah O’Regan, Max Goodger, Kelda Bull, Rebecca Allen, Tom Longbon, Ben Tanner, Jamie Malyon, Harmanpreet Padda and William Hennessy – IBCP Class of 2017