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RGS Giving Day Will Change Lives

This week saw another first at RGS with our inaugural Giving Day raising funds to extend bursary places at the School.

An amazing £107,748 was given by 416 donors by the end of the Giving Day at 8pm on Thursday evening. Every pound raised will be used to change young lives in our community.

Central to the Giving Day were the Pupil Challenges carried out at the four RGS schools which huge enthusiasm by everyone involved:

  • The rowers smashed their target of 1291kms travelling 1422kms by Thursday afternoon.
  • Mass participation of pupils of all ages meant that target of 1291 Netball, Football and Hockey goals was achieved but such was the determination by pupils to keep going the total scored exceeded 5,000 goals.
  • Our musicians and singers had a goal of 12.91 hours of live music over the Giving Day and coming on the back of Tuesday’s Choral Concert they must have felt tired but they showed no sign of flagging and ended up recording 14.2 hours across the four schools.
  • Amazingly the prep school children exceeded 1291kms of walking and running in the month leading up to the Giving Day with the final metres covered on Thursday.

Added to the challenges was the Green Day on Wednesday which really set the tone and spirit for the event. Even the lunch menu had a very green theme!

Donations flowed from across the School community and it was inspiring to see such a wide range of donors and to read their messages of support on the Donor Wall. A sample of which are shared:

 “Having been the beneficiary of a Government Assisted Place during my four years at the school, it is great to be able to help others access such a wonderful education opportunity”.

 “Having myself been the recipient of a bursary during my ‘A’ Level years – I am grateful for this opportunity that RGS Worcester has provided to promote that same spirit of giving.”

 “We love RGS and the vision to see increased accessibility. Thank you to all the pupils undertaking challenges and for the staff making it all possible.”

“Proud to be green today!”

More donor messages can be seen on the dedicated Giving Day website along with a very special thank you message from the four schools: HERE

The Foundation Office team wishes to extend its gratitude to everyone who has supported this inaugural RGS Giving Day. For further information regarding supporting bursaries please contact the Foundation Office

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