Wellington & Eagle House | GSL Innovation Challenge 2020

A SUMMER OF SERVICE
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Launching on 24/04/2020

Wellington & Eagle House | GSL Innovation Challenge 2020 | A summer of service

The impact of Covid-19 on our daily lives, is unprecedented, and while we need to stay home, and stay safe, we want to enable our community to be of service, to society, and identify the ways we can make a real difference, and celebrate those within our community who are taking action.

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The Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute and Future Foundations are proud to share, that we will be providing the Wellington community (Wellington College and Eagle House) with support to enable you to either start or take your existing service projects to the next level.

Before, we talk about what you can do…lets take a moment to reflect on the amazing people and projects that have organically been created by the Wellington community already and by individuals within communities, who have inspired our nation.

Veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises more than £29 million for NHS by walking laps in his garden

Inspiration from our Wellington College & Eagle House community

Wellington community creates Scrubs for NHS workers

The Wellington community have created scrubs for NHS workers. They have helped Scrubs Glorous Scrubs by sourcing fabrics and put their sewing hobby to good use. They wanted to do more, so they also posted leaflets through local doors to get their neighbours involved and to increase the number they could produce.

The scrubs have been sewn and donated to Frimley Park Hospital doctors and nurses, including hats made from patterns including race cars and hearts! This project has had an incredible Wellington community involved including Evie Campbell, Nancy Lindo, Mel Dickin, Annie Tutus and Antonia Gathy and many others.

Baking and donating water bottles to NHS workers 
  • Students have collaborated with the Wellington College shop to donate over 400 school ‘wide neck’ water bottles donated to NHS workers at Frimley Park hospital and Basingstoke Hospital
  • Eagle House students have baked for NHS workers

Find out more by listening to this great Eagle House Podcast

Making visors for Frimley Park hospital and local care homes
  • Eagle House’s wonderful DT department has made 300+ visors for local carers and Frimley Park Hospital.
  • Wellington College’s DET department has made 300+ visors Frimley Park Hospital and local care homes with more being made. 

Individuals who inspired the nation

Crystal Stanley, of Ipswich, sets up The Rainbow Facebook Group
Dutch-born Annemarie Plas – Clapping for our Front Line Workers
Postcard to help self-isolating neighbours – inspiration: Becky Wass, from Falmouth, Cornwall

Currently Available Partner Challenges

The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge is a UK wide campaign to save the UK’s charities. We are looking for fun, achievable ways that the Wellington community can join this Challenge and raise some funds to save UK charities, especially those that Wellington College already have links and work with.