Eton Action, whose activities consist primarily in fundraising for and supporting charities other than the College itself, was founded by boys at Eton and is still run by our boys today.
The Eton Action Community Fair, which takes place in September, is the largest fundraising event of the year. Boys manage the day as stallholders, musicians, entertainers, gatekeepers, and car park attendants, among many other roles. They are joined by more than 50 local charities as well as a range of artisan producers. Over 80 stalls provide visitors with a range of games and activities as well as food, drink, bric-a-brac and distinctive handicrafts. Additional attractions include live music and an upmarket jumble sale. Individual boys’ Houses also run a variety of activities, which have included cream teas, musical entertainments and even a bouncy castle. The income from all these events is pooled and divided between charitable foundations and projects chosen by our pupils and staff.
Visit the Eton Action Fair website for details.
Other fundraising events, such as a mufti day, sponsored runs and swim-a-thons, continue throughout the school year.
For the academic year 2021/22, Eton Action will be supporting: The Honeypot Children’s Charity, Project Luangwa, St Giles Hospice, Samaritans of Windsor, Slough, and Maidenhead, and World Land Trust.
local charities attend the annual Eton Action Community Fair.
Charities seeking Eton Action’s financial support for next year must submit an email application in the form of a letter attached to the e-mail as a Word document or PDF – not written in the body of the email. The application must include details of the charity’s annual accounts and the registered charity number. Charities are chosen in February, and confirmation will be sent only to successful applicants.