Supporting charities is an important part of the Hutchie ethos and every year pupils, parents and staff fundraise for a specific charity.
Every session pupils and staff at both Kingarth Street and Beaton Road are given the opportunity to nominate a charity for support. All nominations are reviewed by the School Charity Committee, which is made up of pupils, teachers and support staff, and together a decision is made on the selected charity for the session. In this way our pupil Charity Representatives are empowered to make meaningful decisions that will impact on the wider community. This year’s charity is the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).
Calum’s Cabin provide holiday homes in Scotland for children suffering from cancer and cancer-related diseases, allowing families to spend quality time together, make memories and recharge their batteries during a difficult time.
The Hospice provides palliative care and complementary support. It looks after the whole family after patient diagnosis including, relatives, carers, and friends, and has created support services in consultation with experts in the field, to create outstanding hospice care.
NetsforLife® empowers communities to eliminate malaria by providing life-saving prevention training and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets.
Michael’s Movers for Parkinson’s is a registered Scottish Charity which provides support for people with Parkinson’s Disease and also their careers.
Practical Action is an international development charity. It uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty and improve the lives of people worldwide.
After pupil Lauren Currie tragically died from Vasculitis at just 15, her parents set up a Foundation in her memory to raise awareness of the condition. The charity also produces guidance and support materials for patients, families and health professionals and funds vital scientific research.
Mary’s Meals aims to provide chronically hungry children with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty in later life.
Action Aid work with the poorest women and children in the world, changing their lives for good.It supports girls go to and stay in school, supports communities to end gender-based violence, and trains women in the skills they need to earn a living. The charity also helps women prepare for and recover from disasters.
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance supports patients across Scotland by providing time-critical care to emergency situations. SCAA operates two charity helicopters and is able to respond to trauma incidents and medical emergencies across the country.
Give a Dog A Bone is a locally based charity in Shawlands that offers support and companionship to elderly people in the local community. The charity provide a local hub which forms a meeting spot for talk and walk sessions and also support the over 60s who are unable to afford a pet, through re-homing animals from local shelters.
Doing it for Daniel Foundation was set up in memory of pupil Daniel Caplan who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2020. The charity which was set up by his parent Brian and Alison and his younger brother Saul provides financial assistance for children and young people with a cancer diagnosis at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre by funding special gifts, experiences, days and holidays. The charity treats each application individually and supports children in whatever way they can. The Foundation also support brain tumour research, particularly focusing on the childhood brain cancer DIPG.
Cure Leukaemia was established in 2003 by Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and patients Graham Silk and Michael Woolley to allow patients with blood cancer in the Birmingham region to access remarkably effective new treatments which were then becoming available.
Since then, Cure Leukaemia has been able to expand to a national level, and now offers potential life-saving treatment to patients across the UK.