For this year’s School Monitors’ Charity Dinner for parents, the Monitors chose the Al-Quds Foundation for Medical Schools in Palestine (FQMS). FQMS is a British charity that was founded with the aim to help advance medical education in Palestine, and was recommended by a Charterhouse parent for its humanitarian work in supporting medical education in the West Bank and Gaza. Their work includes the funding of students at four teaching hospitals, including student placements, the provision of resources such as computers and textbooks, travel and accommodation costs for trainee doctors, and financial support for elective study at teaching hospitals and universities in the UK. Through these avenues, FQMS is working towards achieving sustainable healthcare provision for Palestinians.
Review by pupils Jil Sinnes and Johnny Stocks
It was an unforgettable evening organised entirely by a team of School Monitors led by Johnny Stocks and Rebecca Taylor, with music from some of Charterhouse’s finest musicians, including the String Quartet.
The Monitors worked remarkably hard in the run-up to the event, and during the dinner they were buzzing around, encouraging bidding in the auction, chatting with parents and ensuring the smooth-running of proceedings. Several Monitors also made speeches, and the real highlight of the evening was the speech from a Trustee of FQMS, Mr Ahmed Massoud, who was introduced by Tina Nasser who spoke with great confidence, passion and charm.
We are delighted that the evening raised in the region of £13,700 for this fantastic charity, which will allow them to continue with their vital work across the West Bank and Gaza.
As if organising one major charity event wasn’t enough, a week later Monitors hosted a further dinner for members of their own year group (Year 13). This second event was held in aid of Robbie’s Rally, and a good amount was raised for this amazing local charity.