Community

It is very important to the School to support local communities and charities, and to respond to international appeals wherever possible.

Friends of Della and Don (FoDAD)
The Village School is committed to providing support for St Mary’s Village School in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka,  through the charity ‘Friends of Della and Don’ (FoDAD).

When the devastating tsunami struck Sri Lanka in 2004, Della and Don were on holiday. Della’s life was saved by the brave act of Colin, fishermen from the small coastal village of Ratmalana. On returning to the UK, Della and Don were determined to show their appreciation in a way that would directly benefit the community – and so the charity was born. FoDAD’s aim is to provide access to a decent education, healthcare and community facilities to the people who live in the village of Ratmalana.

A chance conversation put Della in touch with The Village School, as we were also looking to donate funds raised by the school community in a meaningful way. The conversation has led to a long-term commitment from The Village School community, supported enthusiastically by the parents’ committee FoVS (Friends of The Village School) .

Funds raised by The Village School provide a daily meal for each pupil who attends school, which can often be the only meal some children will receive each day. We have also raised funds for school uniforms, a playground and a school library.

If you would like to make a donation to FoDAD, please contact the Village School secretary or donate directly through their website: http://www.friendsofdellaanddon.com

2018 - 2019 Charity Activity Raised
Sept 2018 Macmillan Cancer Support Staff Cakes Bake & Coffee Morning £ 603.85
Oct 2018 Kentish Town City Farm Lower I Lucky Dip £ 400.00
Nov 2018 The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal £ 212.00
Dec 2018 Heath Hands & Little Village Village Business Award £1,035.31
Dec 2018 St. Mary's Church Christmas Carol Concert Collection £ 125.00
Jan 2019 Cancer Research Young Art Competition £ 196.00
Feb 2019 Friends of Della and Don FoVS Annual Fundraiser: Art Auction & Wine Tasting £12,000.00
- 2018/19 Total to date £14,572.16