THE PARENT’S Association at Warwick Preparatory School has carried out its own ‘act of kindness’ by donating £2,000 to Evelyn’s Gift.
WPSA is a team of volunteers including teachers, parents and children committed to raising funds for local charities by holding coffee mornings, fun afternoons, discos, film nights, Easter egg hunts, quizzes, and uniform sales.
And £2,000 of the cash raised through these events has been handed over to Warwickshire based charity Evelyn’s Gift established in 2014 in memory of Evelyn Mary Smith, who passed away suddenly aged just seven-years-old.
Evelyn’s Gift has two aims – to provide ‘little acts of kindness’ to people in need, and train as many people as possible in CPR and life-support skills.
The idea behind the ‘little acts of kindness’ is to do thoughtful and kind things that can make a big difference to people’s lives, but often lack funding. The charity’s ‘little acts of kindness’ include work with Myton Hospice, Children’s Community Nursing, local schools, youth groups, social services and night shelters.
Helen Smith, Founder of Evelyn’s Gift, said: “The range of ‘little acts of kindness’ that we carry out continues to grow and we try to respond to any crisis situation caused by poverty, homelessness, illness or bereavement. The funds from WPSA will make a massive difference to our small charity and will touch many lives.”
Hellen Dodsworth, Headmistress at Warwick Preparatory School, added:, “Evelyn’s Gift is such an important charity for our local community, as well as across the schools within the Warwick Foundation. We encourage our students to embrace ‘little acts of kindness’ on a daily basis, whether it be at home, at school or within their own communities. Evelyn’s Gift allows us to engrain the values of kindness, caring and compassion into our curriculum, and we very much look forward to continuing our support in the years to come.”