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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!

40 Years on Reunion, The Wallace Collection, London, 17.00-19.30
31 August 2018
Drinks and canapes will be served from 5pm until 7.30pm, although you will be welcome to stay on after this time. The Wallace Collection is free and open to view until 5pm for those who wish to visit before the drinks reception. (This event is for leavers of 1977 and 78)
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Old Blues Tour, Christ's Hospital, 13.00-16.00
20 September 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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Food and Drink Festival 2018, Big School, Christ's Hospital, 12.00
25 September 2018
An opportunity to enjoy a two course lunch, prepared by our on-site chefs using fresh local produce and a concert featuring some of our most talented young musicians.
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Evening Pupils' Recital, Dominions Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 19.30
2 October 2018
A showcase of soloists of all ages.
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65+ Years on Reunion, Christ's Hospital, 12.30
10 October 2018
A lunch at Christ's Hospital for leavers of 1953 and earlier. More details to follow.
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Old Blues Tour, Christ's Hospital, 13.00-16.00
11 October 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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25 Years on Reunion, Keeper's House, London, 18.00
25 October 2018
A drinks reception for leavers of 1997 and 1998. More details to follow.
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Evening Pupils' Recital: Gr & DG Music Scholars, Dominions Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 19.30
30 October 2018
Music Scholars at the top of the school delight with a varied and virtuosic programme.
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St Mary's Church 2018, 19.30
3 November 2018
CHCS perform Elgar’s The Spirit of England, one of his lesser-known works. This large-scale work, a requiem in intention, was first performed in October 1917, and sets three war poems by Lawrence Binyon, including For the Fallen.
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Old Blues Tour, Christ's Hospital, 13.00-16.00
8 November 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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Classic Concert Nov 18, Dominions Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 19.30
9 November 2018
Talented CH pianists of all ages perform Chopin’s mighty Opus 28, a collection of varied preludes in every key that explore the full range of the instrument in the Romantic style.
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5 Years on Reunion, National Portrait Gallery, London, 18.00
22 November 2018
A drinks reception for leavers of 2012 and 2013. More details to follow.
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School Concert 2018, Big School, Christ's Hospital, 15.00
25 November 2018
The Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band are central in this exciting annual concert of our larger ensembles.
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West Side Story, Theatre, Christ's Hospital, Thurs 29 Nov - Sat 1 Dec, 19.30
29 November 2018
Join the Christ’s Hospital Seniors as they dance, sing, play and act their way through a timeless classic in this collaboration between the Music and Drama departments.
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Big Band December 2018, Theatre, Christ's Hospital, 20.00
6 December 2018
The popular CH Big Band performs a programme spanning decades of jazz and swing, also including smaller jazz groups and singers.
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CH Christmas Concert 2018, Chapel, Christ's Hospital, 19.30
13 December 2018
Join us and get into the Christmas spirit with a seasonal programme of Christmas carols and readings in the glorious setting of Christ's Hospital's fine Chapel.
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CHOBA Carol Concert, St Stephen Walbrook, London, 18.30
14 December 2018
Join us for an evening of carols in London. More 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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