Brambletye has an excellent history of raising money for worthwhile causes. The charities at Brambletye are chosen by the children and they plan and organise their own fundraising events. Cake sales, art auctions, dog shows, marathons, race nights and more. Children have fun raising money while gaining an early understanding of how they might make a difference to people’s lives.

Traditionally we support one main, child-centred charity a year and this alternates between a local charity and an overseas one. Members of staff propose a selection of appropriate charities towards the end of the summer term and pupils vote for their favourite. We have raised more than £100,000 for our chosen charities over the last three years.

Recent charities have included:

Robbie's Rally

This year we are supporting Robbie’s Rally  The aim of the charity is to provide outpatient services for children who have been diagnosed with and treated for brain injuries/tumours. Robbiesrally grants access to medical rehabilitation to these children – post treatment – to enable them to fulfill their lives to their true potential. For further information, please click here.






Rwanda Aid

In 2018/2019:  Brambletye children, staff and pupils focussed their energy on raising money to build a school in Rwanda.  Energetically supported throughout the year by David Chaplin of Rwanda Aid, events and donations raised £24,000.  Rwanda Aid  has made a huge difference to the educational experience of a number of children in Rwanda.  Brambletye’s donation alone has enabled the building of 2 new classrooms and a lavatory block.

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It was another record-breaking year for Brambletye’s fundraising. Children, parents and staff doubled last year’s amazing tally, raising a breathtaking £54,535 for Demelza.   This incredible charity which provides hospice care for children in Kent and Sussex really inspired the children to find all sorts of ways to raise money.  There were cake sales, sponsored bike rides and runs, an entrepreneurship day, the art auction, whole school concerts, a 4 x 4 challenge, and a  Burns night evening to name just a few of the initiatives.

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Flames of Hope

In 2016/2017 The children raised an elephantine and Brambletye record amount of £27,000 for Flames of Hope. Flames of Hope is a proposed new school in Rongai, Kenya, the development of which will be overseen by the Vanessa Grant Trust. Brambletye and the Vanessa Grant Trust have a long history together – we have supported two of their previous projects, at which Brambletye children have even been volunteer teachers!

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Halow Project

In 2015/16 we supported the halow Project founded by Damon Hill. The halow Project aims to ensure that every person with a learning disability has the same life choices and chances as any other person. We were thrilled to present a cheque to them for £17,095.

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SOS Childrens’ villages in Brazil

In 2014/2015, we supported the SOS Children’s Villages in Brazil. The charity helps vulnerable children and families in poverty stricken areas of the country.

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Advance centre

In 2013/2014, over £15,100 was raised by the Brambletye community for the Advance Centre in East Grinstead. The centre works with children and young people with brain injuries and provides support and advice to their families.

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Gogar primary school in kenya

In 2012/2013, we raised over £12,000 for the Gogar Primary School in Kenya, which is part of the Vanessa Grant Trust. The money raised will go to build new dormitories and a secure ICT room.

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