My name is Ochuko Adeda and I’m the House Captain of Wickham and the assistant house Captain is Amy Kavanagh. Wickham is a newest house that was formed in 2013 and for the first year, Wickham finally has a full house of students in every year group.
The Wickham house will be raising money for the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice. The charity has dedicated its time and efforts to helping and caring for adults with a wide variety of chronic and terminal conditions. Most of the people they care for also have informal carers, all of whom access support to enable them to care for their loved one. As of last year, they cared for over 2,500 people and families, they were supported by many more members of the community through donations, legacies, trusts, and at many fundraising events. The Hospice does not charge for its services and only about one third of their funding comes from the NHS, which means that they hugely depend on the generosity of, mostly local, individuals, and trusts to raise more than four million pounds annually so that it can enable them to continue provide care to people. As the House Captain of Wickham, I am asking you to dig deep, in order to raise money for this charity as we need more people like this that care for others and are selfless in doing so. “An eye for an eye makes the world blind”, so let us open our eyes and look deep to raise as much as we can to help the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice.