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Olivia Beach [2013] sets up Kos refugee Christmas Appeal

An ex-student, Olivia Beach (2006–13), has set up a local charity project called Kos Refugee Christmas Appeal. The aim is to fill 2,000 bags with essentials and small gifts for the refugees and then ship the filled bags to the island where a local charity will receive the delivery and distribute the bags in the days leading up to Christmas.

Olivia is looking for any volunteers to fill bags! There are 5 categories of bag; newborn, young boy, young girl, teenager and adult. If you think you would be interested in helping her with this project, please send an email to

If you are a member of a local group or society that may want to fill bags, please get in touch as she is looking for local groups to fill bags together, take a photo with your bags and then send it to the project to share on social media and the website!

You can also find more information by visiting her website –  or donate by going to the JustGiving crowdfunding page which has been set up:

The RP school charity captains think it is a wonderful idea, and hope that some of you can help brighten up these people’s Christmas.           Thank you.

Olivia is currently studying a 4 year BSc Politics with Economics degree at the University of Bath.

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Rebecca Stagg [2006]

After gaining her A levels, Rebecca opted to take a gap year as a TEFL teacher in Village Africa in Tanzania, and taught English as a foreign language in a primary school. Following this Rebecca took up her place at the University of Bath and gained a degree in European Studies and Modern Languages [French & Italian]. Since then Rebecca has gained experience in marketing, communications, fundraising and news writing for a number of organisations including the International African Health Development [AMREF], Water Aid and the Prisoners Education Trust.  Currently Rebecca is an Account Coordinator at The Writer in London.