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.



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


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

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.

Support the Blue Fund on #GivingTuesday


On 29th November 2016, for the first time ever, Christ’s Hospital will take part in #GivingTuesday. An international day for charitable giving, last year over £6,000 a minute was donated nationwide, setting a World Record for the most money donated online.

Following the success of completing our first Blue Fund last month, we want to raise £5,000 on #GivingTuesday to start our second Blue Fund off with a bang. Achieving our ultimate goal of raising £190,000 will mean we can give another child in substantial need access to a first class education. Pupils supported by the Blue Fund benefit from a school environment that successfully nurtures intellectual, moral and emotional growth, as well as providing much needed financial support. No matter the amount, your gift on #GivingTuesday will help us to offer a life changing opportunity to a young person.

On this global day of giving we want to get a head start on our second Blue Fund so we can support another child as soon as possible. But we will need your help to spread the word, by sharing, retweeting and posting on your Facebook and Twitter feeds. We want to hear  about why you think the Blue Fund is a worthy cause – don’t forget to tag @CHBlueFund and #GivingTuesday so we can see your posts!

Visit our #GivingTuesday page for tips on how you can support Christ’s Hospital’s Blue Fund on #GivingTuesday.

First Blue Fund Completed – October 2016


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.





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!

CRC - Alex Hughes, Court Room, CH, 7.30pm
9 June 2017
CH’s Musician in Residence, Alex Hughes presents his final Court Room Classic with works by Mozart, Bach and Adès. He will be joined by fellow colleagues, Ed Jones (baritone) and Peter Dutton (piano).
Entrepreneurs Evening, Mellstrom Centre, CH, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
15 June 2017
The event for Old Blues, current pupils and members of the Guild, will provide an opportunity to network with like-minded people as well as to give insight and advice to pupils interested in running their own businesses. Drinks and canapes will be served during the evening.
Music for a Summer's Evening '17, Chapel, CH, 7.
16 June 2017
Christ’s Hospital Choral Society presents a programme that will include Elgar's From the Bavarian Highlands and Rutter's The Sprig of Thyme.
Wendy & Peter Pan, Theatre, CH, 7.30pm, 22nd - 23rd June
22 June 2017
Join us for the classic J M Barrie story with a few modern twists!
Symphonic Concert, Big School, CH, 5.00pm
25 June 2017
The annual showcase for CH’s finest Grecian musicians to play concerto movements accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.
Lunchtime Concert, Chapel, CH, 12.45pm
27 June 2017
The final lunchtime concert with Tim Callaghan, our Head of Strings who is retiring after 21 years at Christ's Hospital.
Schola Cantorum 2017, Court Room, CH, 7.30pm
28 June 2017
The Schola Cantorum, accompanied by strings and continuo, presents an abridged version of Henry Purcell and John Dryden’s King Arthur, which tells of the hero’s conquest, on St George’s Day, of Oswald, King of Kent.
Big Band - Summer 2017, Theatre, CH, 7.30pm
29 June 2017
Spanning decades of Jazz and Big Band music, the band will play a mixture of old and new pieces, including some small group jazz and a number of vocal items.
Hertford Reunion, The National Dining Rooms, London, 3.00pm-5.30pm
8 September 2017
Hertford Old Blues will have an opportunity to catch up with some contemporaries over a glass of wine followed by delicious cream tea in The National Dining Rooms at the National Gallery.
40 Years on Reunion, Christ's Hospital, 6.00pm - 9.30pm
16 September 2017
(NB:- This event is for leavers from 1976 and 1977) We would like to invite you to Christ’s Hospital for a drinks reception in the new Mellstrom careers centre followed by a 3 course meal with wine and coffee in the Court Room.
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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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