At Runshaw, staff and students come together to raise money for charities all year round.

The college always raises money for a wide variety of charities but we have one nominated international charity nominated and selected by Runshaw staff and students. Since 2019, our charity has been Medécins Sans Frontières. MSF was founded in 1971 with the aim of providing medical care to people in the most desperate situations. These were often people in crisis situations such as famine, warfare and natural disasters. In these situations normal medical care could not be given. The aims of MSF have remained the same; they now work in 65 countries providing 30,000 staff. They have resources ready to respond quickly as a crisis unfolds.

Rapid and effective response to emergencies is at the core of what MSF does. MSF keeps pre-packaged kits so that teams can offer rapid lifesaving assistance – from surgical kits, inflatable hospitals to cholera kits. They have cash reserves for emergencies meaning they can provide assistance quickly, when and where the need is greatest. The work of MSF over the last fifty years has saved countless lives.

Our Charities have included:

2019-2022 – Medécins Sans Frontières
  • So far we have raised £5,265 for MSF which was founded in 1971 with the aim of providing medical care to people in the most desperate situations.


2018-2019 – Wateraid
  • We raised £17,000 for Wateraid which was used for providing clean water and sanitation, saving many people from water-borne diseases, making a huge difference to the quality of life for thousands of people.


2016-2017 – The Good Rock Foundation
  • The Good Rock Foundation received £10,000. Good Rock provided programmes to improve the lives of orphaned and abandoned children and young people in China. Specifically focussing on those with special needs, they funded projects such as The Fig Bakery that taught young people essential job skills.


2013-2015 – Mary’s Meals 
  • Over £15,000 was raised to support the international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.


2011 – Excellent Pioneers of Sand Dams
  • The College reached the fantastic target of £15,000 which has built the ‘Runshaw Sand Dam’ in Kenya and funded the terracing of the land, a seed bank and tree nursery.


2010-2011 – The Damat Storey
  • The College chose to support a school in India which built an additional storey to provide much-needed space to allow children to be educated for a full day, and up to the age of 16.
  • In 2009 & 2019, over £13,000 was raised in total for charities which included: Cancer Research, Children in Need, Derian House, Haiti Earthquake, Graeme Ballald, Sport Relief and Teenage Cancer Trust amongst many others