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

The Lumsden Leadership Summit

17 February 2021

Ella Dow (O 18) is Vice-President of an all-female philanthropic society at St Andrews called The Lumsden Club and is proud to announce the sixth edition of their annual event, The Lumsden Leadership Summit (previously Winning Women). The aim is to inspire the student body and wider community by bringing together successful women from all […]

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OW Edward Foulds (Bl 96) – ‘Crucifix’

09 February 2021

Twenty-five years ago this term, Wellington College was shrouded in snow just as it has been recently. This inspired student Edward Foulds (Blücher 1991-96) to create a remarkable piece of artwork which is still at the centre of College life today. Braving the cold, Ed ventured out in the dark after a heavy snowfall and […]

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OW Jack Trigger (M 12): Around the world with type 1 diabetes

09 February 2021

Follow Jack Trigger on his journey to become the first type 1 diabetic to compete in the legendary Vendée Globe. The Vendée Globe is one of the toughest endurance challenges on earth – non stop, solo and unassisted around the world in record breaking 60ft racing yachts. The current race has just finished with the […]

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Upcoming OW Events

08 March 2021

The Lumsden Leadership Summit

Ella Dow (O 18) is Vice-President of an all-female philanthropic society at St Andrews called The Lumsden Club and is proud to announce the sixth edition of their annual event, The Lumsden Leadership Summit (previously Winning Women). The aim is to inspire the student body and wider community by bringing together successful women from all fields, enabling the next generation of leaders to create a personal vision and strategy for the future. This year the theme is Defining Our Decade. Each talk will focus on the trends that will define our futures – leading women from different disciplines will explore how their industries will evolve and how the next generations’ experiences will be shaped.

 

The event will take place online from the 8th-11th March, with subject specific talks each day. Each session is a separate ticket which allows you to experience the summit in a way that aligns with your personal interests. The Summit consists of 4 Events:

 

March 8th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: A Talk on Law
March 9th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: A Talk on International Relations
March 10th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: A Talk on Sustainable Fashion
March 11th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: Defining Our Decade (A multidisciplinary talk)

 

Tickets for Day 1,2 and 3 are £3, and tickets for Day 4 are £5. All ticket sales go towards our partner charity, Fife Women’s Aid, who support mothers and children who have been the victims of domestic abuse – this is more important than ever at the moment, after a year of lockdowns and restrictions.

 

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09 March 2021

Book Club

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come and join this fun and informal virtual group to discuss the chosen book with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community. Remember your glass of wine and nibbles!

Jeoffry: The poet’s cat A biography by Oliver Soden

It appears to have glowing reviews. Based on a real cat living in 18th century London. It sounds a unique and fascinating book described by one reviewer as “A bracing and heartfelt scamper through Georgian London”.

To register your place or for more information please email Lucy Atherton at: lha@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


12 June 2021

200 Anniversary Ball at Eagle House

On behalf of Andrew Barnard, the Headmaster of Eagle House School, we are delighted to warmly invite all former Eagle House pupils, parents and staff to join the Bicentenary celebrations for Eagle House in 2020. Founded in 1820 the school reaches this exciting landmark in its history and is keen to extend its celebrations to all who have been involved in this journey to be an outstanding prep school.

One of the main events in which Eagle House would love for you to join them at to celebrate the Schools history and achievement is their 200 Anniversary Ball. This event will be the chance to celebrate the achievements of the past 200 years and, also, to look forward to the next exciting chapter in Eagle House’s history. The Anniversary Ball will include live music, and fireworks, to accompany a lavish three course meal.

To book your tickets please visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/eaglehouseschool


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