Dauntsey’s School has been supporting Nightingales for over 15 years. Each summer a group of students from year 12 come and run a summer camp for the young people of Cernavoda. It is one of the highlights of the summer in Cernavoda, if not the year!!
Sadly in 2020, they were unable to make the trip and the same is true of this summer. The students who would have come are still actively supporting the work that we are doing, and they have made a charity single. It is a fantastic effort, and they brilliantly included the beneficiaries from Nightingales also.
Here is a link to the video. Dauntsey’s Charity Single
Here is their fundraising page: Fundraising Page
Beatrice Watts, a student from Dauntsey’s School:
Dauntsey’s School, based in the South West of England, have supported Nightingales Children’s Project for over fifteen years. Each year, a group of Year 12 pupils come together to organise fundraising events throughout the year such as auctions, discos, raffles, selling cards/candles made by girls of the Girls at Risk programme, and many more! Fundraising throughout the academic year is always followed by a ten-day trip to the charity’s community centre in Cernavoda, in which Dauntsey’s volunteer and run a Play Scheme for local children.
Over the last 12 months, we have been forced into taking a new perspective on raising money for Nightingales, a charity close to the heart of Dauntsey’s, due to the restrictive circumstances. Last summer, an online auction was hosted and proved to be a great success – we hope to hold another one during the upcoming summer term. Over the recent months, 45 Dauntsey’s pupils came together to create a Charity Single Video, outlining the work carried out by Nightingales and the struggles they are currently facing, hence highlighting the importance of raising donations. The most heart-warming and exciting parts about creating the video was getting in contact with members from the charity and bringing together singing and dance clips from both Nightingales and Dauntsey’s, raising the spirits of everyone who watched the final video. Nightingales’ involvement has been essential in pulling the two communities together and making us feel closer than ever, something so important in a time where physically travelling to visit the charity has become impossible. We are also looking forward to carrying out a sponsored run and other summer events; we hope to continue raising money and travelling to Cernavoda throughout the academic year, and for many years to come.