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Student callers raise £130,000 for Assisted Places

06 October 2011

A team of thirteen student callers raised over £130,000 for the Assisted Places Fund during this summer\'s telephone calling campaign, which is enough to fund three or four new Assisted Places.

Working with the Development & OEA Office, the callers (made up of recent leavers, Sixth Formers and students from the Divisions) called over 500 Old Edwardians during the last two weeks of August and over half of the old boys contacted chose to make a donation.

During this year\'s campaign the school introduced year group giving, which enables Old Edwardians from the same year group to give together and collectively fund an Assisted Place.  Ahead of their reunion on Saturday 8th October, Old Edwardians from the classes of 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 were asked if they would like to give together with their former classmates to fund an Assisted Place.  Over £35,000 was raised in total by the four year groups.  To see how much each year group raised and to find out more about year group giving please click here.

King Edward\'s has now raised almost £500,000 through telephone calling.  Last summer the school embarked on its first telephone campaign and raised over £300,000, which is a record figure for a UK school\'s first telephone campaign.