“On behalf of the proposed Kenya 2021 Expedition team, may we take this opportunity to thank all those who have kindly donated so far towards our Mountain Equipment jackets. This will help the pupils enormously to keep warm when they do the final climb to the summit of Mt Kenya.”
- Sgt Ronald Mason (CCF)
“The 1880 Club created great opportunities and experiences for my time at King’s and helps the school become an even happier and better place than it is already.”
- Ed Hunt OA, Tuckwell 2019
“The 1880 Club allows us simply to do more with and for our pupils by providing equipment that enhances the participants experience and allows staff greater scope in the planning of adventurous activities. ”
- Captain CG Pearson OA, Bishop Fox 2002 (King’s College CCF & Outdoor Education)
Join Us in the Joy of Giving
We love King’s College and everything it stands for in a turbulent world. Join the 1880 Club today, right now ideally, to participate in the future prosperity of your alma mater.
The Club aims to make regular giving more widespread among OAs, staff and friends. Giving a little each month (e.g. £1.88) or through an annual payment (e.g. £188) has a hugely positive impact on the future of the College. Given the tradition of philanthropy at King’s, we have named the Club ‘1880’ after the date of the school’s foundation.
“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”
- Hank Rosso
What is in it For You?
As well as experiencing the joy of giving, in return for your generosity, we will send you:
- A stylish Castelli 1880 Club note book
- A letter of thanks from Richard Biggs, our Headmaster
- Updates on the impact of your kindness
1880 Club members will also be entitled to a reduced ticket price at any of our events.
What We Do With Your Money
We meet regularly with the pupils, house parents and teachers to discuss how to make the King’s experience even better. Together we have identified several items as enhancements, which sit outside the provision of the school’s day-to-day budget.
Your generosity will be put towards one of these projects and will mean an immediate benefit to all areas of school life.ENHANCING KING'S PROJECTS
“We are extremely grateful for the funding from The 1880 Club, as this has enabled us to launch the Howard Biology Society, carry out a wealth of dissection experiences, and buy items such as the suturing kits and the DNA extraction kit. With The 1880 Club’s support in the next academic year we will be able to continue to develop the hands-on materials available to the pupils and purchase further dissection equipment and specimens. We also hope to delve into the world of genetics and mutations by breeding some fruit flies!”
- Dr Rebecca Stone Head of Biology
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