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20th March 2020

Hymn Book Appeal Success!

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the generosity of the Oakham School community, we have exceeded our fundraising target to buy new hymn books for the Chapel.

Chapel is an integral part of life at Oakham School, so when Chaplain Father Tim and Director of Music Peter Davis asked us to fundraise for a complete set of new hymn books, we were happy to support such a vital element of school life. With the Oakham community’s support, we succeeded! Not only did we reach our target of £20,000, we exceeded it, meaning that we can purchase some spare books, too.

The campaign raised money from all walks of the Oakham School community with over 120 donors – half of whom are current parents, a third are OOs, and the rest are current and former staff, former parents, and current and former Trustees.

Thanks to your generous support, The Memorial Chapel will now have its own, purpose-designed hymn books which will look undoubtedly resplendent in Oakham Red. The hymn books will last for years to come and will greatly benefit current and future generations of Oakhamians. All of our donors will have a dedication of their choosing placed within the hymn books, and will be invited to visit the Chapel in the new academic year.

To find out more about the work of the Oakham School Foundation, visit: https://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/oos-and-foundation/the-foundation

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