Why I give to BGS
Old Boy gives back to BGS.
Our Benefactors’ Service acknowledges the generosity and commitment of Old Boys, present and former parents and members of staff, who over the past 138 years have contributed to the outstanding education enjoyed by our boys.
Due to COVID -19, the annual benefactor’s service was videoed in the St Andrew’s Lady Chapel and the link emailed to members of our community who in their various ways have supported the School.
School Chaplain Fr Chester Lord outlined the format of the service which began with an address from the Headmaster Ross Featherston. He emphasised the generosity of our School community which has enabled BGS to prosper over its 138 year history despite the 1890s Depression, World War I and World War II, the Great Depression, the polio epidemics of the 1930s and early 1950s, and various times of economic uncertainty since then.
Captain of School, Jack Clarkson stressed that, whilst COVID-19 caused much frustration and disappointment, particularly for the Year 12 boys, all BGS boys have been privileged to experience the excellent facilities brought about by the generous support of present and former generations of Old Boys, parents and friends of the School.
The Service concluded with the Chaplain leading the prayers of thanksgiving for all those who have contributed to the life of Brighton Grammar School.