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A new era for Assisted Places

13 September 2017

On Monday 11 September 2017, a special event was held in London to share our refreshed vision for Assisted Places, following the success of the AP100 Campaign. 

In the unique setting of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, designed by the award-winning Francis Kéré, we were delighted to formally renew the campaign for Assisted Places and outline our intent to continue fundraising for ten Assisted Places each year. We also shared our visionary, longer term goal of building up an endowment fund of £30m.

Campaign Ambassador and host The Right Hon. Lord David Willetts (1974) and violinist Roberto Ruisi (2014) spoke movingly about their experiences of the Direct Grant era and as a beneficiary of a sponsored Assisted Place respectively. Guests were also treated to a captivating musical performance from Roberto. 

A further event to share our vision for Assisted Places with Old Edwardians and friends will be held at The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, King Edward’s School on Friday, 22 September 2017.  

We are extremely grateful to Sir Paul Ruddock (1976) for facilitating our exclusive access to the Serpentine Pavilion.

Photographs from the evening can be viewed here.