Donations to CCCT by OCs, parents and staff have both an immediate and long-term impact on the lives of current Cheltonians.
Over the past year, for example, donations have enabled the following projects to be completed: the digitisation of all back copies of the Cheltonian magazine, enabling much greater access and searching for articles and images (details of how to access this will be shared on the Cheltonian Society website); the installation of gym equipment in both Newick House and Boyne House; and the restoration of the Edward Wilson portrait by Hugh Rivière and Briton Rivière and its relocation from the Common Room to the Chatfeild- Roberts Library.
Alongside these immediate impact projects, this year saw the establishment of a bursary endowment fund to fully fund places at College. This fund will support students who otherwise could not for financial reasons have considered a Cheltenham College education.
Over the past year, donations to the bursary endowment fund (with pound for pound matching from a single donor)
have amounted to 25% of the £1million target to fully fund a place in perpetuity. The first place to be funded by the endowment fund will be in memory of Guy Dodd (H, 1959, past parent, past College staff). Many OCs who were contemporaries of Guy or knew him as Housemaster of Leconfield or in the many other areas of College life he was involved in, have already supported this fund.
All donations of whatever size and whether for immediate impact projects or for building up an endowment for the future are much needed and greatly appreciated. Cheltenham College would not be the school that it is today without the generosity of OCs, parents and staff.
Thank you to all our donors – you really have made a difference.
If you would like to find out more about supporting College please visit www.cheltoniansociety.org/supportus or contact Sebastian Bullock, Cheltonian Society and Development Director: [email protected]
The 702 Memorial outside College Chapel commemorates the 702 Cheltonians who gave their lives during or from the effects of the First World War.
The memorial was dedicated in 2018 and reflects the additional 27 Cheltonians who died after 1919 from the effects of the war who had not been remembered in the original plaque in the Memorial Cloisters. These 27 men were discovered during research for the book College Echoes, written by Paddy Stevens (BH, 1971) and published in 2018.
In memory of all those OCs who died from the effects of the Great War, alongside their many school friends and comrades of their generation with whom they lived, played and served. We will remember them.