15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.

Photo: GinaD

Photo: Avonbourne College

A shocking 10,000 items of clothing are thrown away every five minutes – so we asked the whole community to donate those unwanted clothes instead so they could be sold on to raise valuable funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Laura Phipps - Red Cross College Facilitator

Photo: British Red Cross

Like everyone across the world, we were devastated to see the scenes from the Philippines on our TV screens – and just knew we had to do something to help. As members of the Red Cross, we know of their drive to send funds through the sale of goods in their shops.

Emily Guy - Student

Students demonstrate respect and consideration for those in Philippines.

A group of our Avonbourne girls were so moved by the Philippine typhoon disaster that they organised a special fashion fundraising day. Avonbourne’s Red Cross Club quickly organised Fashion Aid, which took place just weeks after the disaster in which thousands of people died and millions were left homeless. The girls rallied students from both colleges and the whole local community to take part and donate clothes to the event. Hundreds of clothes were brought in following their appeal, which they then donated to Red Cross shops throughout the area. The girls also raised funds through a cake stall, a ‘guess the number of beads in the jar’ stall and lunch time quiz for their fellow students. Money raised by the sale of the clothes donated to Fashion Aid was used to support the work of the Red Cross in the Philippines, to buy essential human needs such as water, food and medical supplies.

D. Protect Freedoms And Create Peace