The OW Charitable Trust

The four former OW trust funds, set up either by or in memory of OWs, while retaining their separate identities, are now grouped into one charity known as the OW Charitable Trust (Charity Number 1009980).

The Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust
The Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust was set established in 1955 under the Will of Lt. Col. G.M. Herbert D.S.O. (A 1894), who left the residue of his estate in memory of his three nephews, all OWs, who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 war. He expressed the wish that the Society should use the money for the benefit of the children of OWs. The Trust was therefore established as a charitable trust for help, in cases of hardship, with the education of the sons and daughters of OWs, whether at Wellington or at another school.

The Melissa Morgan Memorial Fund
The Melissa Morgan Memorial Fund, set up in 2004, is available to Old Wellingtonian girls, under the age of 25, to help fund, by means of grant, structured, enterprising and original Gap Year activity, in the UK or overseas, before or after University.

The Wilfred House Language Scholarship
The Wilfred House Language Scholarship has specific and academic focus: to enable modern linguists to improve their French, German or Spanish through spending several weeks living and studying. Wilfred (Harry) House was Master of Wellington College from 1941 to 1956. Before coming to Wellington, he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Modern Languages at Queen’s College, Oxford, where from 1924 to 1939 he also administered a Foundation which financed four undergraduates each year to spend their vacation abroad to master a country’s language and pick up some of its culture.

The Bevir Memorial Fund
The J L Bevir Memorial Fund was set up in 1928 in memory of the man who was at Wellington as both boy and lifetime teacher and also was co-founder of the OW Society and the Wellington Year Book. The Fund is administered by the OW Charitable Trust.

The Trustees award grants to suitable applicants to assist them with the cost of projects overseas that are socially desirable and character developing. They are intended to supplement money raised by self-help and sponsors, and are primarily for the post-school gap year, but medical students doing an elective during training and other older ‘young’ OWs can apply.


EXAMPLES OF WHO AND HOW WE HELP…

Adelaide Goodeve
Adelaide Goodeve was awarded a grant from the OW Charitable Trust’s Bevir Memorial Fund for her expedition to Ladakh in 2015.
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Justin Yeldham (Hl 84-89)
Justin Yeldham (Hl 84-89) completed a strenuous ‘Ashes challenge‘ bike ride in summer 2013 and is pictured here with former England Cricket captain Mike Gatting.
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Rich Crawford Report (C 78-83)
The Charitable Trust supported 6 OWs of varying ages with Walking , Cycling, Climbing challenges for Charitable purposes and, typically, this report came back from Rich Crawford (C 78-83).
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Sam Fiddian-Greene (Hg 2012)
Sam Fiddian-Greene, supported by the OW Society Charitable Trust among others, writes as follows on his Summer 2013 expedition to Kilimanjaro.
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Latest OW News

OW Canberra (Australia!) Region Event: Saturday 18th June 2022

23 June 2022

Five of our OWs living in Canberra, Australia and their partners enjoyed their annual catch up and regional event lunch event on Saturday 18 June at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. The anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo was an opportunity to share anecdotes of this battle and inspire thought beyond the context of fires, […]

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Padel Tennis Tournament

23 June 2022

CALLING ALL KEEN AND COMPETITIVE SPORTING INDIVIDUALS! OWs James Harper (Pn 99) Max Evans (Hg 02) and Martyn Boden (O 99) have joined together to launch a Padel Tennis business called PadelXO and are pleased to announce they are launching their first Padel Tennis event next month, raising money for the Rugby Players Association. The […]

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June OW Must Read!

08 June 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. Our OW must read for June is by Paul Macro who was in the Lynedoch House at Wellington College between 1981 and 1985 and is called ‘Action at Badma Post.’  ‘Action at Badma Post’ tells […]

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Upcoming OW Events

03 July 2022

The Upper Sixth 2020 Leavers’ Graduation Celebration – Sunday 3rd July 2022

Wellington College

The Master and Second Master are delighted to invite you to a Graduation Celebration for the 2020 leavers and their parents at Wellington College.  This special occasion has been designed to give you the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, spend time in our glorious Chapel, experience your final Master’s Callover, and celebrate late into the evening on South Front.

We look forward to welcoming you back to College, to hearing all your news, and to creating some wonderful lifelong memories together!

For more information please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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13 October 2022

OW 30 Year Reunion

The Atlas Pub, London, from 6.30pm

The Wellington Community and OW Society would like to invite you to an OW Reunion at The Atlas Pub in London on Thursday 13th October 2022, from 6.30 pm. This will be an anniversary gathering for our 1992 leavers and we hope that as many from the class of 1992 can attend as possible as it will be lovely to reminisce and reunite!

Tickets cost £10 each, and include a welcome drink and light buffet.

OW’s and their partners, guests and families are all very welcome to attend.

Please note that prior to the event your name will be shared with the reunion group via email and/or the website. Please note we will not share any contact information. If you do not wish us to do this please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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