Welcome to the Development Office

Annual Fund 2017/18 A few words from The Head

Nicola Huggett

Any child of outstanding ability should have access to a Blundell's education regardless of family background or wealth.

As you know, Blundell’s has some distinct and easily identifiable aims. They are our ’Roots and Wings’. Within this framework, we seek to encourage our pupils to develop strength of character and social responsibility. They must aim always for excellence, working independently and as a team to achieve this. However, perhaps my favourite School aim, is our sense of adventure.

Seeing life at School as an adventure is what we are truly aiming to achieve. In this year’s Annual Fund, we have included projects which seize upon this adventurous spirit both inside and outside the classroom. To be able to fund one or a part of one of these projects would be to contribute to the excitement and challenge of a large group of Blundellians, over a number of years.

Alongside these projects, as is always the case, we ask for support for our Bursary programme. With our founder in mind, Blundell’s continues to be generous to those in need who will really benefit from our kind of education. There are always more requests from deserving candidates than we can satisfy, so your help will be very much appreciated. I am sure we would all agree with Nelson Mandela’s famous quotation “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” We have the chance, here at Blundell’s, to change the course of many lives for the better. Who knows what great things they will go on to achieve for society at large.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Since the establishment of Blundell’s School in 1604, funded by the generous bequest of Peter Blundell, the School has been supported generation upon generation by Old Blundellians, parents, friends and the wider Blundell’s Community. Their many gifts, large or small, cash or gifts in kind, legacies, have allowed us to provide an ongoing outstanding educational environment.

We know that many of our present Old Blundellians, Parents, Friends and wider Community would like to continue supporting the School and to augment this tradition of giving the Blundell’s Foundation Charity, Number 1081249, was established in 1998. As a recognised Charity, donations to the Blundell’s Foundation can be augmented by Gift Aid, which significantly increases the value of the original gift. Equally, higher rate tax payers get even greater tax relief.

The Foundation which is administered by the Development Office ensures that the highest standards of conduct apply to the recognition of donors and to the use of their donations ensuring they go to the ends intended, and donors will be consulted should this not be possible. While we value the ability to inform donors to which purposes their gifts have been applied, we accept without question a donor’s request for anonymity.

Amber Oliver
Amber Oliver
Director of Development

Tel: 01884 232324
Mob: 07825 734440
Email: a.oliver@blundells.org
  Dale Sutcliffe
Development and
Communications PA

Tel: 01884 243262
Email: d.sutcliffe@blundells.org