We recently welcomed Trinity’s invaluable community of Bursary Fund supporters to the iconic Old Bailey, for our annual evening reception to thank them for their support. Their one-off gifts and monthly subscriptions to the Trinity Bursary Fund enable many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to benefit from an outstanding Trinity education.

Our thanks to Trinity parent Adam Rout, for inviting us to this incredible space, and for his entertaining talk on the history of the Old Bailey. Adam has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the notorious criminals who have frequented the court rooms. He listed the famous Old Bailey trials of Oscar Wilde, Dr Crippen, William Joyce (‘Lord Haw Haw’), John Christie, the Krays and Peter Sutcliffe, the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’.

This was the first opportunity for Jason Court, our new Director of Development, to introduce his team to the supporters and speak about the next chapter for the Trinity Bursary Fund, which continues to grow from strength to strength.

Jason then introduced our keynote speaker, Dr Laurence Pallant. Laurence attended Trinity as a bursary recipient from 2005 to 2012 and supports the Trinity Bursary Fund with a regular monthly subscription. He delivered an impassioned speech about the continued need for the Bursary Fund. Laurence was Head Boy, and left Trinity with 4 A*s at A Level and went on to read Medicine at Imperial College London. He now specialises paediatric medicine and travelled all the way from the West Country where he is now based, despite having just finished a night shift.

Trinity Bursary Fund Ambassadors also joined us, many of whom received bursaries themselves or had participated in the 2021 Telephone Fundraising Campaign. They talked personally with our guests about the impact a bursary had made to their education. Refreshments and canapés were served throughout the evening and our photographer, Dan Fearon, was on hand to capture all the special moments.

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters. Please consider joining our community of regular contributors and donate by visiting www.trinitygives.org.uk or email Jason Court, Director of Development. We would love to see you at next year’s event, which will also be hosted at another very special venue.

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