If you’re born in the poorest country in the world, you’re orphaned by civil war,
you’re just a child, and no one helps you...
What happens to you?
How would you have survived?
This was the question asked to us, and as a school, we decided we could help.
St George offers genuine love, targets self esteem, self confidence, self discipline and education. The children's lives are literally transformed.
Every year at St Mark's we hold fundraising events to raise money to send to Sierra Leone to help the orphanage.
At Christmas, we remember the children who have so little, and each family at St Mark's is given the chance to fill a box full of small gifts for a child in the orphanage. This may be their only presents this Christmas, and our children really enjoy choosing and packing these gifts which are then sent to Sierra Leone. This act of kindness is something which is appreciated in more ways than most of us could ever imagine.
A list of suggestions for items to pack are:
Toys: soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument.
For boys: trucks and cars,
For girls: dolls, clip on earrings, etc.
Educational Supplies: Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, erasers, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, etc.
Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, flannel, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, etc.
Other Items: caps, wind-up torch, bangles, necklaces, non-chocolate sweets.
As a general rule, the following items are not advisable,
No items which require batteries
No war related items (eg toy guns, soldiers)
No fragile items
No dangerous items (eg sharp objects, scissors or razors)