18 September 2020
Old Boys’ Dinner 2020 – Cancelled
We have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Old Boys’ Dinner because of the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty over what the situation will be by December.
Our Dinner normally raises around £3,000 each year – money which is put to important use at Ermysted’s to provide items or services that the school budgets don’t stretch to.
This year, the school has had to spend a significant sum of money on ensuring that EGS was Covid-secure so that boys could return to lessons in September. The government has indicated that schools will not be reimbursed for this work, and will have to pay for it from already-hit budgets.
Therefore, we are asking you – if you can – to make a donation in lieu of your dinner ticket this year so that the Old Boys Society can make a donation to school to assist with these unexpected coronavirus costs.
We suggest a donation of £25 (the usual ticket price), but the form below also includes a box where you can add an additional donation if you would like to. If you are able to spare the money that you would have normally spent on your night out with friends we would be very appreciative – but of course we completely understand if you can’t.
We are exploring the idea of holding a ‘virtual Old Boys’ Dinner’ and inviting Old Boys to join an online video call (bring your own beer!). Watch this space for further details later in the year.