Remembrance Weekend is always busy, but this weekend was an exceptionally busy one for the Alumni Relations Office.
We'd love to hear about your passion for inspiring the navigators of the future be it through a donation or offering your time and expertise. Please visit, call or email the RHS Charitable Trust to explore how you would like to make a difference. It starts with a conversation.
Ready to support us? You can choose where to direct your support and make a difference right now by becoming a regular donor to a number of priorities including the Centennial Fund - our community effort to transform 100 lives by our Holbrook centenary in 2033:
When we connect a gifted child to the legacy of our School we provide an attachment to purpose, a bedrock in their formative years from which curiosity, drive and resilience flourishes.
Professor Bernard de Neumann (1943 – 2018), visionary legacy supporter
Making a difference, your support in 2018/19
Your support inspires young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue their passions and go on to lead purposeful and happy lives. Thanks to the support of parents, alumni and friends we have raised over £350,000 to redevelop our library, we are supporting means tested bursaries, and providing funds for a variety of ‘above and beyond’ pupil projects through our Annual Fund.
When you support RHS we first say thank you, we provide you with a Greenwich Supporters' Pin, and we then keep you updated on the difference you make and invite you to be a valued part of the life and work of the School.
The Centennial Fund
Help us change 100 lives by 2033, the centenary of the School's move to Holbrook.
The Royal Hospital School is committed to providing life-changing opportunities through bursaries and career opportunities. In terms of partnerships, around 70 children are currently supported through a means-tested Seafarers’ Bursary awarded by our parent charity, Greenwich Hospital who also provide university bursaries for seafarers. We also enjoy a partnership with the Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation, funding a number of children from some of the country’s most deprived communities.
Our ambition is to widen this access to even more pupils who would benefit from the outstanding all-round education we provide. We are particularly keen to honour our founding values of service and loyalty by supporting children of alumni, those with a maritime or services background and cared for children from our ancestral home, the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Thanks to a journey started by the Royal Hospital School (Alumni) Association, our first community funded pupil entered the School in September 2019. With your support, we will build a long-term effort and change an additional 100 lives by 2033, the centenary of the School’s move to Holbrook.
Both Joshua and Nathan had an amazing time at RHS, fully embracing everything the school had to offer them. Their life trajectories are now offering them a future which is brighter and richer than I could ever have hoped for. The School has without doubt enabled them to navigate their successes. To all potential donors I would like to highlight how life-changing a bursary can be for people of less affluent backgrounds. This is why I am delighted that the School is taking its destiny in its own hands and fundraising for bursaries for children from low-income families.
Julia Mellors, regular supporter of the Centennial Fund (and proud mum of Joshua and Nathan Mellors pictured above)
With your support we can continue to transform lives by offering greater access to our all-round education.
You can support the Centennial Fund at any level through regular giving. You can also make a legacy pledge by using the simple and secure forms below:
Want to explore a partnership idea or make a one off gift? Contact our fundraiser Simon Marsh, email@example.com /01473 326150 - we would love to hear from you!
More opportunities to make a difference...
RHS Pathways Programme
Help our pupils stand out from the crowd by giving your time and expertise.
In 2019 a number of alumni including former Head of School Katherine Sladden (Hood 2002) came back to RHS to give a Fireside Chat at Holbrook to inspire our pupils to be ambitious for their futures and help them prepare for life after RHS. Since then we have been busy recruiting nearly 100 active volunteers to participate in alumni talks, careers activities, mentoring and work placements and professional networking.
To explore an opportunity to gift your time and expertise please contact
Lucy Pembroke, Alumni and Community Manager
The Annual Fund
Make a difference to the education of our children right here right now through regular giving.
We want to provide our pupils with regular funding for a wide range of immediate need projects, including innovations in the classroom, equipment for sports and societies, and the piloting of new activities. With your support we can ensure that the aspirations of our teaching staff to deliver the very best to our pupils are not constrained.
Support the Annual Fund today through regular giving:
Fireside Chats encourage sixth form pupils to gain valuable insights from alumni and friends who are leaders in their fields.
Oliver Gerard-Pearce (Collingwood 2013) is raising money for the HALO Nagorno Karabakh Programme despite the fact that few people have heard of it.
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