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

Runshaw’s Current Charity

The college raises money for a wide variety of charities but we have one nominated international charity nominated and selected by Runshaw staff and students. Since January 2023, our chosen charity has been War Child. War Child was founded in 1993 by filmmakers David Wilson and Bill Leeson, along with social entrepreneur Willemijn Verloop. On assignment in the former Yugoslavia, they were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed and especially its impact on children.

War Child is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades, the charity has been driven by a single goal – ensuring a safe future for every child living through war. Their aim is to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and support them long after the cameras have gone, delivering life-changing services and support in communities affected by conflicts to keep children safe and helping them to heal and learn for the chance of a better future.

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.

Our Charities have included:

Medécins Sans Frontières (2019-2022)
Over £10,000 was raised for MSF which was founded in 1971 with the aim of providing medical care to people in the most desperate situations.
 Wateraid (2018-2019)
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.
The Good Rock Foundation (2016-2017)
The Good Rock Foundation received £10,000. Good Rock provides programmes to improve the lives of orphaned and abandoned children and young people in China. They fund projects such as The Fig Bakery which teaches young people essential job skills.
Mary’s Meals (2013-2015) 
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.
Excellent Pioneers of Sand Dams (2011-2013)
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.
The Damat Storey (2010-2011)
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.