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

Wreak of the Warren Hastings

18 January 2022

125 years ago this week, on 14 January 1897, the troopship Warren Hastings sank in the Indian Ocean. An Old Wellingtonian, Lt Col M C B Forestier-Walker, was widely hailed as the “hero” of the event because of the calm way he and his troops behaved.   Launched in 1893, the steel-hulled Warren Hastings was claimed […]

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January OW Must Read!

10 January 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Gregory Norminton (S 94) and his brilliant novel ‘The Devil’s Highway’. Set in the unforgiving sandy ‘wastes’ of Bagshot Heath, the three sections of ‘The […]

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OW Cross Country Update

16 December 2021

On Saturday 11th December, OWXC took part in the Annual Alumni Race on Wimbledon Common, an 8k hilly and very muddy course. Of the 37 teams taking part (including most of the top public schools), OWXC fielded the largest team with our 22 runners. Huge congratulations to our 4 ladies (Katie Edgerley, Natalie Blagg, Lauren […]

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Upcoming OW Events

27 January 2022

‘Taking Control of your Career’ Virtual Workshop by Bill Lawry

6:30pm-7:30pm

The pandemic has provided many of us with additional time at home, technology enabled working and an absence of the daily commute. Perhaps, you will also have had time to reflect on the fact that you no longer want to continue in your current role and/or career path. This programme is aimed at anyone who wants to think more deeply about and plan for the career they really want to embark on, no matter if you are just starting out or have worked 30 years in the same role.

 

This workshop will:

 

  • Reflect on your ultimate career goals
  • Identify your strengths and the environments in which you thrive
  • Cultivate the brand you want in your current organisation and wider job market
  • Plan and leverage the right relationships to ensure you get the career you want

 

Bill Lawry, Wellington parent and CEO of Ascend will very kindly share his expertise and facilitate this interactive and stimulating 60 minute virtual workshop. Ascend is an international consultancy that focuses on talent strategy, leadership development and enhancing organisational, team and individual performance. For more information visit: https://www.ascend.world/

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10 February 2022

Career Opportunity Group: Politics, International Affairs and Government

6pm-9pm The Oriental Club, London

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups (COGs) were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for members of the Wellington Community in whatever their chosen career.

This drinks and networking reception is a gathering of all from the Wellington Community including parents, OWs, Wellington staff and students who work in or are interested in fields related to Politics. Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, it is also a wonderful opportunity for OWs and parents to network and we hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in this field will join us.

We are delighted to welcome Peter Truesdale as guest speaker. Peter is the former Liberal Democrats leader of Lambeth Council.

 

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12 February 2022

Historic Tour of the College

10:30am-12pm Royal Foundation Room

Wellington Archivist Caroline Jones will take you on a tour of the College’s most historic buildings, explaining along the way the fascinating story of the College’s foundation and early years. You’ll see some treasures from our historic collections and learn what makes Wellington so unique.

Tickets are free of charge for all attendees and include welcome refreshments and College tour.

Please be sure to wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes.

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