Charity at St Giles

Charity at St Giles

All of our centres in the UK and Canada are committed to raising money for charity. We are lucky to have fantastic staff and students who are generous with their time and enjoy getting involved to raise money and have some fun along the way too! 

Charitable Donations

Since 2013 all students are asked to give an optional charitable donation of £1 GBP/ $1 CAD when they make a booking at St Giles. This money is donated to the four main St Giles charities that our UK schools support: Heart Children’s Home, Expand, Cancer Research and Go Make it Happen. You can find more information about these charities below.

St Giles UK English Language Schools

In 2016, the St Giles schools in the UK raised a fantastic £5663.07 for charity. St Giles trebled this and donated £14,631.21 to charity. The money went to the following charities:

New Heart Foundation in Malindi, Kenya

This orphanage provides a safe home for more than 20 children, helping them to be well nourished, get an education, and look forward to the future. We were introduced to this charity by a partner of St Giles, Julia Steiner, who has worked tirelessly to help support this fantastic charity. We are very pleased to help contribute as well.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK are a leading UK charity dedicated to saving lives through research, trying to find new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Go Make it Happen

Go Make it Happen is a charity set up by a former St Giles Principal, Keith Harding, in memory of his son Sam. The charity is dedicated to helping young people aged between 18 and 30 achieve things in their lives that they would not otherwise be able to do, in particular in the area of travel and tourism.

Hope for Children

Last year we also donated £1,500 of the money raised in the UK schools to Hope for Children. This charity was voted by a student poll as the charity they wanted to donate this money to. The charity is committed to improving the lives of children all over the world.

St Giles Vancouver

Our St Giles Vancouver school also raised money for local charities in 2016. The centre donated a total of $2604 to the following charities: Room to Read, Union Gospel Mission, Food for the Hungry, St Matthew’s Church, Canadian Red Cross, Mouth and Foot Painting, Covenant House, Canadian Wildlife Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation. The money was raised from many events including the Summer BBQ, Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Christmas Sweater Day.