The College has a strong history of supporting charities and raising large amounts of money for the local community as well as for national and international causes.
In recent years, fundraising events have taken the form of colour run’s, art exhibitions and music concerts as well as smaller boarding house events or projects undertaken by groups of pupils or individuals.
Charity and community service also forms an integral part of the Bradfield Diploma as well as the International Baccalaureate with pupils tasked with identifying specific charitable causes, setting up the means of fundraising and then carrying out the collecting themselves.
Every year, we support the Send a Cow charity at our Lenten Lunch. The College’s catering staff provide a frugal lunch of soup and bread, with the money saved from the usual meal time offerings going towards preventing poverty and hunger in Africa.
Every summer we hold our Jazz on a Summer’s Evening event. 2018s concert raised nearly £9,000 for the Riverside Counselling Service in Henley.
We also take part in Macmillan Coffee Morning and our Harvest Festival donations go to the West Berkshire Food Bank. Numerous other events are held to support other charities including Casual Clothes days, Candy Canes and ongoing collections of stamps, textiles, milk bottle tops, and printer cartridges.
Below is just a selection of events and the money raised for a wide range of charities and causes during the 2017/18 academic year:
In 2017/18 we also donated:
- 531kg of food from our Harvest Festival to the West Berkshire Food Bank
- 68 bags of textiles to the Air Ambulance
The College is in partnership with Theale Green School, a local Academy School with whom we share resources through both curricular and co-curricular activities. We also support the Bradfield Club, which provides 200 young people in one of the most deprived parts of the country a space to get involved in a range of activities and learn new skills.
See our Charitable Partnerships page for more information.