Armed Forces Fund

Working in partnership with Radley College and St Mary’s Calne, Downe House supports the Armed Forces to help fund the education of sons and daughters of Servicemen and women of all ranks killed or wounded while serving their country.

Bursary Awards are made available to the children of all ranks from all parts of the Armed Forces and the Fund continues to strike a chord with our community. Following the highly successful Silver Ball in 2014, the Fund triumphantly reached the £1 million mark. The Ball, which was held in Diana Bailey’s (DH 1971) Planit Supernova venue was attended by 900 friends of Downe House, Radley College and St Mary’s, Calne and raised a remarkable £280,000 on the night.

Now with just over £1.9 million in the pot, the Fund has enabled the group to make five carefully means-tested bursary awards. However, there are further applications waiting for finance and whilst every effort is being made within the Foundations of the three schools to raise funds, we estimate £5 million will be required to meet the requests for help that we continue to receive.

Click here to download the Armed Forces Fund brochure

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