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Charitable Work

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It is important that your son understands the reality of the world in which he lives, a world in which two thirds of the population live in poverty. 

Just as important is that he recognises the role he can play in making a difference to those less privileged; that he learns the value of giving both his time and his money to help others. He might find himself preparing and serving meals for the homeless, helping with a gardening project for elderly ex-servicemen or helping younger children with learning difficulties at a local school.

We run a variety of fundraising events each year ranging from the Charity Ball to sponsored walks. The weekly offering from the Sunday service is also donated to charity.

Charities Regularly Supported
Sick Kids, Edinburgh
Cancer Research
St Catherines Homeless Project, Edinburgh
Rock Trust, Edinburgh
Sightsavers International
St Luke's Leprosarium, Tamil Nadu, India and a nearby home for disabled boys

Charitable Work News

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Logo for charity kiltwalk 2021

We are taking part in Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk and raising money for the homelessness charity Cyrenians

Headmaster's Headlines 04-12-20

The Headmaster discusses how humans have a huge capacity for kindness, particularly when faced with challenging situations.

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An update from the Edinburgh to Bulawayo Virtual Trip 2020. Have a listen to the podcast, and donate to a good cause!

Raising Money for 'Our Neighbours'

Two schools with a joint plan to travel together on a most unusual trip! Join us and travel from Edinburgh to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.