Charities Officer: Lior Tapnack
The charities committee consists of the charities officer (myself), the outreach treasurer, the environment officer and the outreach publicity officer. At the start of the year the committee also puts out applications to find a few other members to help with the committee, you don’t need to have experience in charities to join the committee, so it is a great first chance to get involved in castle.
Castle charities committee is responsible for fundraising through activities and events throughout the year. Each year the college chooses a charity to fundraise for; however this year we are fundraising for 2 charities – ‘Olivia Inspires’ and ‘Alexandra’s Awareness Campaign’, both charities are very close to the hearts of students in Castle as both were set up in memory of girls who were members of our college. Olivia Inspires aims to help children and young people aged 11 to 18 years, whose families live in the New Forest District Council area and who are facing financial hardship; and Alexandra’s Awareness Campaign aims to help promote awareness of anxiety, depression and the risk of suicide, and better ways to cope with these issues. This year we will also be doing one-off events to raise money for other charities, for example we will be doing a pink formal to raise money for breast cancer.