Supporting charities in Global Awareness

By Sage Bidwell, Lola Mackay and Emily Kavanagh, Block 5

We are a group of Block 5 students who are doing a Global Awareness project on homelessness and poverty. We have linked the aims of our project with the annual Harvest Festival food collection and plan to hold a food collection week at Bedales from 4-10 October.

We are working with the Petersfield Food Bank to provide food and hygiene products for the homeless and would be grateful for any donations. If you would like to donate, you can view a list of items requested by the Petersfield Food Bank below. However, any donations are a great help to our local community. Our collection point is based outside G1 (the ground floor Geography classroom in the atrium). If you have any questions, please email us via Abi Wharton ( Thank you for your support.

  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned meat
  • Baked beans
  • Tinned pulses
  • Tinned or packet custard
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Long life milk
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Couscous
  • Instant Noodles
  • Cup a soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Oats
  • Sugar
  • Treats (chocolate bars, nuts, crisps, etc)
  • Toiletries (including sanitary products)

By Rose Purves, Turi Spens and Charles Walls, Block 5

As part of a Block 5 BAC Global Awareness project, we are researching the refugee crisis. We are partnering with the Rural Refugee Network (RRN), a local charity whose mission is to help bring refugees to safety in the UK and, once here, to help them successfully resettle into their new communities. The RNN offers grants for education, training and employment to families and young people placed across Hampshire. 

We will be raising money by planning, putting on and hosting a charity art show for the RRN in late November. Our target is to raise £25,000 to aid them in their vital work. We would be grateful for any donations – please do speak with family or friends and let us know if you are able to donate any pieces of work for the show and email us via Abi Wharton ( Thank you in advance for your support.