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4 October

Candlelit Dinner in Edgar Tower

Edgar Tower was transformed to give the impression of a mediaeval dining room recently and played host to Major Andrew Wright (Cr 93-02), who won the auction lot for ‘Candlelit Dinner in Edgar Tower’ as part of our Springtime Fundraising event in conjunction with the Himalayan Trust UK.

The Old Library (and current Classics classroom) was the ideal location for the dinner and Andrew invited his sister, Natalie Wright (Cr 92-99) and his mother, Hon OV Pauline Wright (King’s Assistant Librarian, 01-11) to join him with his other guests.  Pauline brought along some nostalgic photos of what the library had looked like, located in Edgar Tower, during her days of working at the School and it was interesting to see the contrast to the use of this historic building today.

On entering Edgar Tower, the guests enjoyed a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a sumptuous meal, prepared and served by King’s own catering team: Iain Cunningham-Martin (Catering Manager) along with Imogen Carson and Richard Gough, who all helped to make the evening a superb success.  Our thanks go to Iain for offering us this auction lot and to Andrew for bidding for it.

All monies raised during the fundraising event were split between the Himalayan Trust UK and Open the Door to King’s bursary appeal.  King’s School bursaries make a significant difference to the lives of children who are able to attend the School due to the wonderful generosity of our OV family.