Supporting International Charities

KISS (Kiddies Support Scheme)

We have forged extremely strong links with the Kiddies Support Scheme Charity (KiSS) since 1994. In the 23 years that the JHN community has supported KiSS we have raised in excess of £350,000.  The money raised for KiSS supports vulnerable children and their families in Uganda by allowing them access education and healthcare. KiSS not only supports these children financially, they also create communities where kids can be kids, and where older members of the community can support each other through various agriculture and financial schemes. As a school we have also had the enormous privilege of hosting some of those who have been supported by KISS in Uganda.

The School enjoys a very close relationship with the charity in Uganda, Mr Matthew said recently that 'if you don’t know KiSS then you don’t know JHN'. Each year our Head Boy and Head Girl team visit the community in Hoima and Kasambya at Christmas and return in January to rally the school in its fundraising efforts, such as the staff panto, gym and dance displays and, of course, KiSS week. These events not only raise astonishing amounts of money but they also strengthen the community within the school and build on our ethos to support those less fortunate than us.

In the last few years, a group of students have also been to participate in the KICA programe which runs through the school holidays. Every summer, this group visits both villages to help with building and agricultural projects and to learn about what kiss does and how the charity impacts so many lives.

Our relationship with KiSS is not just about us raising money, in recent years we have seen multiple groups of musicians visiting Uganda to teach the children how to play instruments, enabling them to pass these musical skills throughout their communities. In 2015, the first music mission was held. 15 former students of JHN travelled to spend 3 weeks in Uganda. They taught music in Hoima and led music making activities in schools and at the Hoima cathedral. The group then moved on to Kasambya, to tour the music that had been taught and have now formed a function band where they can begin to generate some income because of the project. In 2017, another 10 students traveled to Uganda to continue their music training, plans are also underway for the music mission in 2019.

Three of the current trustees of KISS are former pupils of this school which is testament to the incredible impact that the work of the charity has on the lives of our own pupils and students. To learn more about the work that KISS is doing with children and their families in Uganda please visit


Every year, in the weeks leading up to Easter, our minds turn to raising funds to support our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes with HCPT. This money enables children from all walks of life to take part on the week long pilgrimage. Sixth formers accompany the group as helpers for the younger children. Children and young people who have been to Lourdes with HCPT always return renewed in their faith and affirmed by a range of fantastic new friendships and experiences. The group always takes time to pray for the rest of the School community at the grotto.



Every year we participate in the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day, not only as a way of raising funds for CAFOD, but also as a way of growing in faith and in understanding of some of the issues faced by the World's poor.

Pupil's also spend time learning about the work of CAFOD in their RE lessons, and CAFOD resources are regularly used to support assemblies, liturgies and prayer time.

Supporting Other Charities

As well as our regular charities, pupils and students sometimes make requests to raise funds for other charities close to their hearts. Recent charities have included the Macmillian Cancer, Make a Wish and Save the Children.