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9 February

OVs making a difference

Transforming lives

We love to hear about what are OVs are getting up to and we were delighted to discover that OV Hannah Gordon (K 91-98) who is currently training for Ordination in the Church of England has spent the last week in Rwanda. Hannah reports,

“I have spent 8 days in Rwanda with a team of 11 from St. Mellitus in partnership with Tearfund. We spent the first two days trying to understand some of what happened during the 1994 genocide where 1 million people were killed in the space of 100 days. After that we have spent our time visiting Church and Community Transformation work run by Tearfund Rwanda's partners. These are projects that bring together survivors and perpetrators of the genocide, and through bible study, prayer and self-help groups create reconciliation and transformation. We have been astounded by the beauty, generosity and hope we have encountered. We have heard over and over again that it is only through unity and healed relationships that change can happen. It has been an inspirational & overwhelming week, and I look forward to taking these stories home to inspire others.”

 

Starring role

We were delighted to hear that OV Aaron Prewer-Jenkinson (Br 05-12) will be singing the title role of ‘ Figaro’ in Opera Worcester’s production of The Marriage of Figaro which will be performed at The Swan Theatre, Worcester from 15-17 March 2018. 

 

 

 

 

Running with a purpose

We are feeling very inspired by some of our amazing OVs who are preparing to run the London Marathon this year including Amy Bateson (Cl 07-12), Jeannie Gibson (Ch 05-12), David Bath (S 09-14) and James Yelland (S 01-08) who are all hard at work training for the event on 22nd April.  Amy and Jeannie are running for chariry Wooden Spoon, David is running for the RFU’s Injured Player’s Foundation and James is running for charity YSS.

Plus Emmie Le Marchand (Cl 03-10) is also preparing to run the Paris Marathon on April 8th raising money for The Lord's Taverners Ltd in memory of Peter Iddon who taught at King's and sadly passed away in 2016. 

We will keep you posted on their progress!

Pictured are Amy and Jeannie.