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Trust funds ten new Assisted Places

20 April 2011

The Trustees of the King Edward\'s School Birmingham Trust are delighted to report that over £1 million was raised for Assisted Places in the Trust\'s first financial year, which ended in December.  This has meant that the Trust will have enough to fund ten additional places for boys starting this September.  This will represent a 50% increase on the number available last year and it will make a material difference to the lives of those boys who benefit.

The Trustees are also pleased to report that the Tolkien Trust has made a substantial donation of £250,000 to the Assisted Places Fund.  This money will be endowed and the interest will be used to support boys in the year ahead.  The Tolkien Trust mentioned that one of the influencing factors on their donation was the great support shown by Old Edwardians. 

Further details of this gift and an update on all fundraising will appear in the next Insight Gazette, which will be published this summer.