We are the Charities and Communities Coordinators, supporting Norland students and staff in charitable and community activities.
It’s exciting to think how much potential we have, with all our skills and knowledge, to support and contribute to the local and wider community. Last year £12,000 was donated by Norland to charities through our fundraising!
If you would like to get involved or would like to talk to us about your ideas please
Christmas box donationDecember 2018
In the run-up to Christmas, Norland student Lucy Rainsford coordinated Norland’s contribution of 26 boxes filled with presents for children and families who are struggling around Christmas time. The boxes were donated to the charity Link to Hope, which sent over 800,000 shoeboxes to Eastern Europe last year. This year, the charity hopes to help more families in need.
Red Box Project donationOctober 2018
The creation of a red box for local school donations and a Facebook page for the Red Box Project, which campaigns to raises awareness of period poverty and donates sanitary products to young girls who would otherwise miss school.
Minerva’s Owls of BathJune to September 2018 £2,730
In the summer of 2018 we participated in the Minerva Owls of Bath sculpture trail. Our owl, named Emily after our founder Emily Ward, was designed by a local artist named Vera. Emily had a prime spot throughout the summer, positioned outside the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, where she was one of the main attractions on the trail. In October, we were delighted to secure Emily at the charity auction, which raised a total of almost £140,000 for Bath-based charities. We're delighted that Emily has now permanently nested at Norland College.
Little Princess Trust hair donationJune 2018
Norland student Charlotte Tasquier donated approximately 16 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust. Her donation of hair will be used to create a free wig for a child who has lost their hair due to cancer or another illness.
Student Volunteer of the Year 2017-18May 2018
At Norland College's annual Heritage Day in May 2018, Rebecca Moore was awarded Volunteer of the Year. Rebecca demonstrated selfless commitment through local and international volunteer work, including several visits to Tanzania and Fiji to support children in need and to teach and support victims of a devastating cyclone.
Norland’s donation to the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH)April 2018
Norland staff and students were delighted to donate a baby bath and stand to the Antenatal and Postnatal Ward at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.
Fundraising for Children’s Hospice South WestMarch 2018 £2,356
The Norland Charity Committee raised an amazing £2,356 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). The money was raised by holding a charity ball, a non-uniform day and a cake sale and by collecting money in Bath.