St. Helen’s Old Girls’ Club is one of the most active Old Girls’ Clubs or Associations in the country, according to AROPS, the Association of Representatives of Old Pupils’ Societies.
Each year group has one or more Branch Secretaries who are responsible for keeping addresses on the database up to date for mailing purposes, and for organising reunions every 5 years on Old Girls’ Day, and at other times if they so wish.
Old Girls’ Day is held on the second Saturday in May, every year, with the school being open from noon onwards, a short meeting in the RBH at 3.00pm, tea provided by the school, and time to wander round the grounds and reminisce. All Old Girls are welcome but attendance is greatly enhanced by attendees at branch reunions at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60 years on etc.
An annual Magazine is produced and despatched in late September/early October full of news of Old Girls and their exploits.
The Old Girls also runs a Charitable Trust, which raises money via a Fun Day, as well as through donations. The aim of the Charitable Trust is to support Old Girls in their own fundraising efforts for charities dear to their own heart. If they are prepared to give their time and effort on behalf of a good cause, then we will in turn support them, as long as the particular cause falls within the Rules and Regulations of the Charitable Trust.
The Charitable Trust also gives grants for Old Girls going on Gap Year projects containing an element of fundraising and The Mackenzie Travel Fund can award grants to Old Girls who are travelling abroad in relation to their studies, i.e. on medical electives or pursuing studies abroad on a sabbatical.
For information on any of the above contact the secretary here
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