The Board of Governors established the Development Office to strengthen the relationship between the School and its alumni community and it has made tremendous progress. Since 2012, more than 1,200 former pupils, staff and past parents have attended a number of events held at the School, around Worcester and in London, while thousands receive regular updates in the RGS Times, in the Alumni Annual Report, by e-mailshots, Facebook posts and the LinkedIn alumni group.
The willingness and enthusiasm of so many individuals to support the School is inspiring. It is fantastic to observe alumni proudly cheering on our sports teams at Flagge Meadow, Sixways Stadium and the University Arena. The assistance given also includes Careers guidance, providing social event venues, addressing pupils at Prize Giving, donating to the School archives, and making voluntary donations.
Since September 2012 the financial support given by hundreds of former pupils, ex-staff, past parents, current parents and friends of the School through legacies, regular giving and specific gifts has exceeded £850,000.
This phenomenal generosity towards the 20/20 Bursary Campaign, our hardship fund, the refurbishment of Perrins Hall, the provision of an Observatory and the awarding of School Prizes, has given us the confidence to create The RGSW and AOS Foundation to support future fundraising for the School.
I wish to thank Andrew Greenway for taking on the role of Foundation Chairman and to recognise his fellow Trustees for the work they are doing on behalf of current and future pupils, as well as the School itself.
However, you may wish to define your relationship with the School I do look forward to meeting you at future alumni events and welcoming you back to your School. I also wish to thank you in anticipation for assisting the School by supporting the Foundation.
Mr John Pitt