Charity and Community Links

At Thorngrove we believe in supporting and helping local and national charities and forging links with the community.

Every year the School Council discuss the Charity they would like to support for that year; this year, we are supporting The Brain Tumour Charity, a charity very close to our hearts.

“The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally.

Committed to saving and improving lives, we’re moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. We’re set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. And we’re doing it right now. Because we understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a brain tumour – a cure really can’t wait.” – The Brain Tumour Charity

Over the year, Thorngrove along with the Friends of Thorngrove, have held numerous events to help raise much needed funds for this Charity:

  • Mr Graham and five Year 8 boys, shaved their heads in support of their best friend Ned raising over £5,000
  • Mrs Thomas and the Games department organised a Year 8 Badminton night and our annual Aerobathon
  • The FOT organised a Burns Night Ball with Silent Auction in February, which raised a staggering £20,000
  • Mike Hart walked the distance of a Marathon in April, supported by family, friends and pupils from Thorngrove, raising over £7,000
  • Our annual Fun Run will take place on Friday, 26th May.  For this, the pupils come to school dressed in something ‘raises a smile’ and tackle the fun assault course designed by the School Council
  • Mrs Ford will be taking on the challenge of running the Great North Run on 10th September

We love working with the local community and open the School to Woolton Hill Surgery for their annual winter flu vaccinations.  The Woolton Hill Village Market have relocated to our New Hall for their outstanding market which takes place every 4 weeks, selling local produce with over 900 visitors.  We also support West Berkshire Foodbank and collect donations from our parents throughout the year.  Our next collection date will be on Friday 9th June, at our FOT Summer Fiesta.


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