A big thank you to everyone who took the trouble to vote for HRCST’s entry in the Aviva Community Fund competition last year. We applied for £25,000 to build a floating classroom and we managed to get 4,198 votes. We didn’t win but we gained a huge amount of positive publicity from this national, high profile competition and we plan to try again next time!
Enormous thanks to our retiring co-Chairman
Christopher Fawell’s contribution to HRCST cannot be overstated. He joined me some 14 years ago, at a most vulnerable time when we were taking over the reins from our founder, John Green, and together we spent several years just assimilating the complex and extraordinary strategic thinking behind John’s vision. That we were able to achieve this and then to build upon it a larger organisation growing every year is in huge part due to Christopher’s tact and diplomacy, combined with a really practical skill for fundraising.
Whilst we will miss him greatly as co-chairman, Christopher has kindly agreed to remain a trustee and adviser to our management committee. We acknowledge and thank him for his magnificent contribution and are delighted that we will still benefit from his experience.