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A Strong Charitable Start to the Year

14th October 2022

In continuing its commitment to raising money and supporting charities, Oakham School pupils and staff have started the term with several exciting charity projects…


Gunthorpe House put on a bake sale to rival the Great British Bake Off! Raising over £700 for local charity LOROS.

Gunthorpe Housemistress Lydia Dunbavand tells us more:

“Form 6 chose LOROS as the House charity for this year,” said . “They wished to support a local organisation and they are aware of the work LOROS does to support terminally ill patients and their families. The bake sale was very much a team effort, and every year group was involved in baking and donating cakes. Form 6 took the lead in organising the sale itself and very little was left over! Thanks to all staff and students who supported us.”


Father Tim led a fun and engaging Harvest service in Chapel for Lower School pupils and their families. In the run-up to his annual service, Father Tim challenges the Lower School Houses to come up with the best and most needed Foodbank donations. This year the pupils collected an impressive ¾ of a tonne of food donations for Rutland Foodbank.

The Harvest Party, one of our best-loved community events made a welcome return after a three-year gap due to Covid. Pupils and staff hosted an afternoon tea with games, live music and good conversation for members of the local community. The raffle raised £150 for the East Midlands Children’s Hospice, Rainbows.


The first non-uniform day of the year raised almost £1,200 which will be split evenly and donated to LOROS and The Brain Tumour Charity.


Art Department staff also raised money for The Brain Tumour Charity by hosting a wellbeing-focused screen-printing workshop.


Form 5 Voluntary Action pupils raised over £300 for LOROS during Service Weekend by assisting with bag packing at a Leicester branch of ASDA.

Click here to read lots more about all of the great contribution pupils made over Service Weekend.

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