The London Islamic School charity committee comprising of 1 student from each year group chose Richard House Hospice as the dedicated charity recipient for fundraising projects in academic year 2014-15. They delivered several fundraising initiatives over the year and managed to raise a generous £3000 for the children and families at Richard House Hospice.
Richard House Hospice works with around 300 families with terminally ill young people with services including short stays at the hospice, end-of-life care and support services for their families like activity days, counselling and bereavement support to ensure that they receive one-to-one care, catering to their individual needs and requirements. The LIS Charity committee carried out extensive research on the charity before selecting Richard House Hospice and delivered a dedicated assembly to the school students in order to increase awareness of the great work they do before commencing the fundraising project.
The charity committee visited the Hospice on the 4th December 2015 to visit some of the terminally ill young people, meet the staff at Richard House Hospice and hadn the cheque over to the Hospice. Year 11 Charity Comittee member Ibrahim Habib Ahmed said ‘It was a great experience for me as the charity committee member for year 11 to be able to work with my younger colleagues to select, coordiante and fundraise for such a great charity, the visit to the Hospice was memorable and helped me appreciate what Allah has blessed us all with and how important it is for us to help these young people.
This project is an annual project at LIS with the charity committee selecting a new charity and cause to support every academic year while enhancing enterprising skills to organise and deliver fundraising initiatives to raise as much as possible.