Charitable Fundraising

Every year, the School raises a large sum of money for various charities. In addition to regular events such as the British Legion Poppies, Jeans for Genes and Children in need, the children hold book sales, cake sales and run competitions and the whole School community enjoys fundraising events such as the Winter Fair, Quiz Night and the Summer Fair, as well as the Leavers’ Gala Night.

Thanks to generosity and commitment of DHS parents, staff and children, the proceeds of these events contribute to the School’s chosen charities: The Sick Children’s Trust and Rwanda Aid, giving us an opportunity to help and often change the lives of underprivileged children around the world. All charitable fundraising is administered through The Cornflower Trust.

The Sick Children’s Trust’s exists to aid the recovery of sick children by supporting the whole family. Our Vision, Mission and Values help explain how we hope to achieve this purpose.Our VisionWe are working to a future where every family with a seriously ill child in hospital will be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment.

Our Mission

We believe keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

Our Values

We put the needs of children and their families at the centre of everything we do.

We are dedicated to making a real difference to families with sick children.

Our reputation is built on people wanting to work with and support us.

We use our energy, skills and resources to work efficiently and deliver results.



‘Rwanda Aid works in the remote south west region of Rwanda, in the districts of Rusizi and Nyamasheke, situated between the Nyungwe Forest and Lake Kivu. Here the people are not only struggling from the aftermath of the genocide in 1994, but they also face desperate poverty.

Rwanda Aid has two main aims:

  • To bring hope and relief to the most needy and vulnerable, especially the very poor, the sick and disabled, widows, orphans and the elderly.
  • By supporting education and training, to help people to build a more secure and prosperous future for themselves and their country.

It is a small charity that creates innovative, pilot projects that act as models and catalysts for further development. Devonshire House School is committed to supporting two projects through Rwanda Aid, a village which houses and then aims to resettle  Street Children and the establishment and support of a new school for children of primary age in Nyamsheke district .

The Charity is run by a board of trustees chosen for their different areas of expertise and for their commitment to Rwanda.’