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Blue Fund News

...provides the latest updates on the progress and activities of our Blue Fund as well as inspiring stories of pupils benefiting from the Blue Fund.

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...incorporates School highlights as well as Development news on fundraising initiatives at Christ's Hospital.

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The Annual Review

...highlights Christ's Hospital's past year's achievements and activities in supporting and promoting the work of the School and the Foundation.

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Latest news!

Second Blue Fund Completed – November 2017

Thank you to our 283 donors who have collectively raised our second Blue Fund target £190,000! This will provide a full 7 year bursary at Christ’s Hospital for another child in financial or other need. This child will be the second Blue Fund Pupil to benefit from the collective support of the whole CH community and will start at CH in September 2018.

We will of course continue our fundraising to kick start a third Blue Fund which will offer a life-changing opportunity to another child in need. Our new fundraising target is set at £210,000 which, by joining forces, is achievable.

Over £11,000 Raised on Giving Tuesday 2017 – Thank you!

Thank you for showing your commitment to Christ’s Hospital for our #GivingTuesday campaign. Thanks to your generosity, the day was a tremendous success, raising over £11,000!

This was the second year Christ’s Hospital took part in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving supported by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). To celebrate, we held a “pupil takeover” on the Blue Fund social media pages, with Grecians Beth, Tom and Freddie taking us around the School, showing us their favourite academic subjects and extra-curricular activities, demonstrating first-hand the opportunities and benefits of a CH education.

We are hugely grateful to everyone who made a gift, and to Tom, Beth and Freddie for their hard work in the pupil social media takeover – thank you!

First Blue Fund Pupil Joins Christ’s Hospital

This term we welcomed Tom into the 2nd Form as our first Blue Fund pupil to join Christ’s Hospital!

We could not have done this without your generosity – THANK YOU! By joining forces with Old Blues, parents and friends, your incredible support helped us reach our Blue Fund target and offer Tom the life changing opportunity of a CH education, and the chance to gain new skills and experiences.

Tom’s CH experience so far…

Over £10,800 raised on #GivingTuesday 2016 – Thank you!

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Christ’s Hospital thanks everyone who made a gift to the Blue Fund on 29 November 2016 for #GivingTuesday. Nearly one hundred donors made a donation, raising over £10,800!  This far

 

exceeds our target of £5000 and we are enormously grateful for the generous support of parents, Old Blues, staff and other friends of Christ’s Hospital who made this possible.

This was the first year the Christ’s Hospital has taken part in #GivingTuesday, a worldwide initiative supported by the Charities Aid Foundation, to encourage support for UK charities. This resounding success has helped put us one step closer towards our £190,000 Blue Fund target of funding another pupil’s seven year education and boarding at Christ’s Hospital.

The first Blue Fund supported by Old Blues, Parents and friends of CH, was successfully completed in October this year. Thanks to their generosity, we look forward to welcoming a new pupil at CH in September 2017 and we hope that this support will continue to help fund another child in need.

All gifts to the Blue Fund, no matter the size, will help offer life-changing opportunities to another young person.

First Blue Fund Completed – October 2016

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We are delighted to announce that we’ve reached our first Blue Fund target of £180,000!

Thanks to the 339 Old Blues, parents and other friends of Christ’s Hospital who gave single gifts and regular donations of all sizes,, we have raised the £180,000 needed to fund a child’s seven year education and boarding at the School.

The admissions process is underway to find our first Blue Fund pupil, to start at Christ’s Hospital in September 2017.

In the meantime, we look to raising our new goal of £190,000 so we can give another child in substantial need access to a first class education at Christ’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Events

We have a number of events that are a great way to get together with those participating in the Blue Fund, but also those in the wider Christ's Hospital community. Please do join us!

Court Room Classic - Scholars, Dominions Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 7.30pm
19 January 2018
The talented music scholars of Christ's Hospital present a varied programme of instrumental and vocal music.
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Sing-a-Long-a Dirty Dancing, Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 7.30pm
25 January 2018
The producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a GREASE bring you their latest interactive film. The brand new singalong screening of the classic film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
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Jazz & Blues Night 2018, Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 7.30pm
2 February 2018
This hugely popular cabaret style evening in H's own 'Jazz Club' includes performances by some of our finest jazz musicians.
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Old Blues Tour, Christ's Hospital, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
8 February 2018
Old Blues’ Tours are a regular opportunity for Old Blues and up to 3 guests to visit the CH site during term time. You will have the chance to watch band parade, take tea in Dining Hall, visit the CH museum and have a site walk with access to a selection of buildings whilst accompanied by current pupils.
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CH Acrylic Saxophone Quartet, Chapel, Christ's Hospital, 7.30pm
23 February 2018
CH Acrylic Saxophone Quartet performing an eclectic mix of repertoire joined by Award Winning Ferio Saxophone Quartet.
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Old Blues Tour, Christ's Hospital, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
1 March 2018
Old Blues’ Tours are a regular opportunity for Old Blues and up to 3 guests to visit the CH site during term time. You will have the chance to watch band parade, take tea in Dining Hall, visit the CH museum and have a site walk with access to a selection of buildings whilst accompanied by current pupils.
ATTEND
10 Years on Reunion, National Cafe, London, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
2 March 2018
N.B: This event is for leavers from 2006, 2007 and 2008. Drinks will be served from 6pm until 8pm. The National Gallery will be open until 9pm for those who wish to visit before or after the drinks reception.
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Letters Out Loud, LARC, Christ's Hospital, 7.30pm
3 March 2018
The Drama Scholars come together with teachers and adult performers to honour the art of letter writing, through this intimate evening of readings in the library.
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Band Concert 2018, Big School, Christ's Hospital, 3.00pm
4 March 2018
The famous CH Band, plus the Training Band, will be in concert performing an entertaining programme of light classics, solos, film music and much, much more.
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'I Love You Mum, I Promise I Won't Die', Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 7.30pm
14 March 2018
This verbatim play, written by award-winning playwright Mark Wheeller, tells Dan’s story, entirely in the words of his family and friends. The audience sees the decisions that led to his death and the consequences of his loss on his friends and his family. (Recommended 14+ (Yr 9 and above))
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Angus Ross 2018, Big School, Christ's Hospital, 7.00pm
18 March 2018
The Christ's Hospital Choral Society and Chapel Choir join forces to perform Rutter's celebrated Magnificat, accompanied by members of the School Orchestra.
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30 Years on Reunion, Keepers House, London, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
23 March 2018
N.B.: This event is for leavers of 1987 and 1988. Further details to follow.
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Old Blues Tour, Christ's Hospital, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
19 April 2018
Old Blues’ Tours are a regular opportunity for Old Blues and up to 3 guests to visit the CH site during term time. You will have the chance to watch band parade, take tea in Dining Hall, visit the CH museum and have a site walk with access to a selection of buildings whilst accompanied by current pupils.
ATTEND
The War of the Worlds, Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 7.30pm
19 April 2018
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale.
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50 Years on Reunion Dinner, Christ's Hospital, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
27 April 2018
N.B.: This event is for leavers of 1967 and 1968. Further details to follow.
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We always welcome support to host a Blue Fund event. Please contact the Development Office and we would be happy to discuss your event plans and answer any questions you may have.

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Our community

"I have been truly inspired and amazed by the way that Christ’s Hospital has been transforming children’s lives for centuries, giving opportunities to those who might not otherwise have these, regardless of background."
Guy Perricone (Treasurer and Chairman of the Council of Almoners)
"I loved my time at Christ's Hospital and having seen what has been going on in recent years, it is easy for me to give back."
Peter Farnfield (1970s Leaver)
"Christ’s Hospital has given my son Charlie a great education. For all of this I will be forever grateful and in debt to Christ’s Hospital."
Jenny Thomson (Former Parent)
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