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 four funds incorporated into the OWCT are:
– The Old Wellingtonian Society Charitable Trust
– The Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust
– The Melissa Morgan Memorial Fund
– The Bevir Memorial Fund

The OWCT’s funds are invested as a single portfolio managed by stock brokers, Charles Stanley.

The trustees report annually to the Charity Commission. The OWCT’s page on the Charity Commission’s website is updated by the OW Secretary who, ex officio, also acts as secretary to the OWCT’s trustees. Copies of the OWCT’s most recent documents may be downloaded via the links below.

OWCT annual report

Independent examiner’s report

OWCT Accounts


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 Ice Skating 2017 at Somerset House

19 December 2017

We had a lovely time at Somerset House ice-skating, with OWs of all ages and their families. After an hour on the ice, we adjourned to Penthorne’s Bar for some much earned Hot Chocolate, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. A lovely festive way to spend an afternoon. Keep an eye out in the Michaelmas 2018 […]


Actually Murray

19 December 2017

A festive thank you video from Murray Lindo (Head of the Wellington Community) for all the support we receive from OWs, Parents, Staff, Volunteers and Students throughout the year.

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Lent term events

18 December 2017

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Lent term has just been launched. We hope you were able to enjoy some of the varied events and opportunities that we ran last year which were designed to reinforce, support and build on the unique relationship that we all have with Wellington College and with one […]


Upcoming OW Events

22 February 2018

OW Sports Clubs Dinner

7:15pm, The Queens Club, London, W14

Last remaining tickets!

The Wellington Community would like to invite you to the OW Sports Clubs Dinner at the Queen’s Club, London, W14

7:15 for 8:00pm

Thursday 22nd February

Special guest Sean Fitzpatrick, legendary former rugby union player who captained New Zealand, and is widely regarded as one of the finest players ever to come from that country.

£70 per ticket
£35 for those under age 25

Each ticket includes dinner and wine.

Please contact John Goodeve-Docker to book: 

13 March 2018

OW Southampton University Gathering

6:00pm, Brewhouse & Kitchen, 47 Highfield Ln, Southampton, SO17 1QD

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Southampton University on Tuesday 13th March, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Southampton and would like to get a group of OWs together at Brewhouse & Kitchen for free food and drink!

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

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14 March 2018

Inaugural Wellington Entrepreneurs’ Exchange Evening

6:30pm - 9:00pm, Harrild & Sons in Farringdon

We are delighted to be hosting our first ever Wellington Entrepreneurs’ Exchange evening which will bring together the Wellington Community to share ideas and experience on start-ups and entrepreneurship.

Throughout the year we will be hosting workshops at the College where the more experienced entrepreneur will be invited to come and give advice to our budding young entrepreneurs, some of whom have already started their own businesses.

Please come along to this inaugural event where OWs, parents and students can share ideas, experience and network with other entrepreneurs.

To find out more please contact:

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