Published on 31/01/19
Alumna Bernice Wadsworth leaves generous legacy to The Foundation.
One of our alumni, Miss Bernice Wadsworth, aged 86, sadly passed away in July. Most generously, Bernice left 1/12 of her estate to her former school for 'general charitable purposes' of which we have received £80,000.
Bernice was a regular attendee of all our annual alumni reunions, and a former Group Secretary for her group (Group 25, leavers of around 1950), and I believe she may have attended every year until her health made it impossible from 2014 onwards. She knew former teacher Rosemary Tice (who I have informed) and was close to former PE teacher Margaret Pumfrey (who is in a care home).
We are grateful that a number of alumni have indicated they intend to leave a legacy to the school in their Will, which enables us to support students with bursaries and hardship support, and to enable us to meet our most urgent development needs.