2017 Here&Now Alumni Fundraising Team Raised £187,000 in pledges for Borlase
The team: Catrin Williams (2016), Olivia Reed (2016), Dominic Tyler (2016), Alistair Brady (2014), Katie Fyffe (2016), Harriet Parfitt (2016), Juliette Butler (2014), Toby James (2016), Josh Bojarzin (2008-2015), Cameron Murray (2014), Phoebe Mansfield (2015), Jake Smith (2017) and Emily Martin (2008-2015 not picture
Borlase is operating against a difficult funding background, but we continue to be even more ambitious. We keep adding more and more opportunities for our children – new activities, competitions, clubs, societies, academic groups and, of course, improving facilities.
We continue to apply for grants for much needed facility improvements. However, we are not permitted to use these funds from grants on any operating costs. Upon receipt of a grant, Borlase is obliged to make a percentage contribution to the building costs, paradoxically, decreasing funds.
This is why in the summer of 2017 we launched our Here&Now telethon to ask for support from our alumni and parents. I am delighted to share with you that, thanks to the generosity of the Borlase community, we raised £187,000 in pledges and have so far raised an actual figure of £157,000. This is a wonderful testament to the generosity of Old Borlasians and our parents.
Thank you from everyone at Borlase to those of you who gave gifts to the campaign