King's Worcester

23 October

King’s Staff sign up to support pupil bursaries

A new initiative has been launched by King’s Development & Alumni Relations Office, which enables anyone to support King’s bursaries via online shopping at no cost to them.  We are delighted that a number of staff have already signed up to support bursaries at the School for free, by registering with AmazonSmile and easyfundraising (for the charity: The King’s School Worcester Development Trust). Three of these members of staff are Nathan Blakemore (teacher of ICT and Computer Science and Lower Sixth Form Tutor in Wulstan House), Marion Capell (Assistant Librarian) and Emily Ward (Director of Marketing).

Mrs Capell, who also supported the Mathew Armstrong Bursary Appeal last year, said, “I am very happy to sign up to AmazonSmile, as I already support a charity via easyfundraising.  It’s amazing how internet shopping adds up and it really is such an easy way to raise money and for such a worthwhile cause.  I hope that lots of people sign up to this.”

Mr Blakemore, who already supports the work of the King’s School Development Trust via donations through the School’s payroll-giving scheme, was also keen to sign up to these online giving platforms.  He said, “I think the King’s Bursary Scheme is really important and, as a teacher, I understand the benefits of a King’s School education and I am keen to support this Scheme however I can.  Registering with AmazonSmile and easyfundraising is a no-brainer; it doesn’t cost me any more and every little bit adds up.”

King’s Director of Marketing, Emily Ward, has also signed up to the AmazonSmile giving scheme, and said, “It’s great to support the Development Trust via such an easy way. Everyone I know uses Amazon daily so it’s a great opportunity and Amazon Smile is exactly like Amazon (just with a smile logo). It’s so simple and quick to set up. I’ll be asking my family and friends to set it up too. “

On hearing about the AmazonSmile and easyfundraising schemes, we were also delighted that the Head’s wife, Jess Doodes, has also been inspired to sign up and support the Development Trust bursaries and she told us, “From the outstanding academic provision to the wide extra-curricular offering wrapped up in an extraordinary level of pastoral care, the King’s family is undeniably special. By signing up to these two fabulous initiatives, especially at a time of year when we begin to turn our thoughts to shopping for the festive season, I am delighted to support the work of our Development Office ensuring that as many children reap the benefits of a King’s education as possible.”

For more information about how to give for free, you can email alumni@ksw.org.uk or access these online sites via the King’s School donation page on our website.