Claremont Fan Court School raises over £4,000 for Princess Alice Hospice

Claremont Fan Court School’s fundraising campaign in support of the Princess Alice Hospice ran during lockdown and raised more than £4,000 to support the vital compassionate care for patients the Hospice provides.

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17th June 2020 — Claremont Fan Court School’s three-week fundraising campaign ‘Claremont 4 Carers’ launched at the end of April in support of the Princess Alice Hospice. The school community came together during the COVID-19 lockdown to support a wonderful team who, as key workers, continued to provide vital compassionate care for patients throughout the pandemic.

The Claremont 4 Carers campaign began in the Senior School, inviting pupils to complete a set of ten sponsored activities from home (in line with social distancing measures) which when successfully completed would amount to a £20 donation to the hospice. Activities included a 30 minute run/cycle, helping with household chores, checking in on someone who may be feeling lonely and writing a thank you letter to the NHS or a key worker.

In just one week, the Senior School hit their initial £1,000 target, and after two weeks the total had more than tripled. It was then over to the Pre-Prep and Nursery children who participated in a Great Claremont Fancy Dress Friday charity day on Friday 15 May, completing their sponsored tasks in full fancy dress. Their fundraising efforts brought the total up to more than £4,000 – a wonderful achievement.

The response has been fantastic and the school congratulates every pupil who got involved to successfully complete their sponsored activities from home whilst the school was closed.

About Claremont Fan Court School

We are a gently selective co-educational independent school for children aged from 2 1/2 to 18 years, situated in Esher, Surrey.

At Claremont, there is a space for every kind of individual to find their niche and thrive within it. We invest in pupils' character, so Claremont students can unlock potential they didn’t even know they had, and achieve what seemed impossible. Staff and pupils are enabled to support and extend the atmosphere of respect, courtesy, love of learning and the value of friendship held dear at our school.

We have 100 acres of historic landscaped grounds to offer a wide range of fully co-ed sports, a brand new science and technology building with outstanding facilities and a broad curriculum of arts, alongside over 60 co-curricular activities including dissection, dragon's den, yoga and Lego clubs. 

Our teaching philosophy is to link academic rigour and the value of good character. The academic programme ensures that pupils attain the highest qualifications of which they are capable. The pastoral curriculum includes three weekly assemblies, discussing the importance of contributing positively to school and home and weekly PSHE lessons. Behavioural standards are high and pupils develop and value respect for peers, teachers, the school and greater society.

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