Our first Foundationers fundraising evening with MasterChef Champion 2018 Kenny Tutt was a great success, and raised over £14,000 for our transformational bursary campaign.
Kenny Tutt, a Lancing Prep parent, kindly offered to work with the brigade of chefs at the College and cooked a fantastic four course meal, including two of his MasterChef-winning dishes, which went down a treat with the guests. Parents, OLs, staff, local residents and Governors enjoyed the foodie atmosphere, expertly compèred by Chairman of the Governing Body, Dr Harry Brünjes. Guests took part in a silent auction and snapped up the main auction prize (a four course dining menu for eight people, to be cooked in the winner's home by Kenny himself!).
Paige Taylor – one of our Foundationers who left in 2017 and who is now studying Law at the University of Leeds – spoke movingly about how a Lancing education has had such an impact on her life and fuelled her ambitions.
Our aim is to support 25 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and we need to raise £3m by 2022 to enable this to happen. In the first year of the Foundationers Campaign, we raised over £2m in donations and pledges. The positive impact of the Lancing experience is clearly visible in our Foundationers, both within the school and after they have left.
Head Master Dominic Oliver said: ‘In fundraising for the Foundationers we were really pleased with the support from parents, OLs and friends of Lancing. Everyone who attended had a fabulous and memorable evening and left feeling that they were part of something really important. I hope that we will be able to bring further exciting events to the Lancing community.’
If you wish to donate to the Foundationers Campaign, you can do so here
Natacha Skelton, Foundation Manager