22 June 2019 - A thank you to benefactors on Foundation Day

Foundation Day this year was held on Saturday 22 June; the day is an opportunity for the College to say thank you to the many Devonshire Society members and other major donors who have pledged money to help fund bursaries, awards and scholarships, as well as providing funds for capital projects.

The day started with a service of thanksgiving in the College Chapel, followed by a champagne reception in the Warren Atrium of the Nugee Building. After the drinks there was a musical interlude provided by pupils and staff, with choral singing, a violin solo and the College jazz band supplying a more up-tempo end to the proceedings.

Luncheon in the Christopher Kirk-Greene function rooms was next, with a welcome from Chairman of Governors Philip Broadley (Wargrave 1974-79). During the meal, the guests also heard from Joe Pocklington, one of the current heads of school, and recipient of the Peter Bibby Award. Joe expressed his thanks to all the benefactors who enable him and many other pupils to have access to a life-changing education at the College.

The day was also an opportunity for one of the guests, Tim Freshwater (School 1958-63), to visit Tim's, the cafe next to the dining hall which is named after him. He is pictured here with Jenny Lush, widow of John Lush, master-in-charge of cricket from 1951 to 1976. The photo behind them hangs on the wall of the cafe and is of the 1962 1st XI cricket team; Jenny is pointing to John and Tim to himself!

Some further pictures of the day are carried below.

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