Written by Matthew Godfrey, Housemaster, School House
Sunday, 11 September 2011

The College hosted a fund-raising event on Sunday 11th September for the Sam Griffiths Foundation, which has been set up in memory of Sam Griffiths (School, 2005-8) who died in January 2009.

Despite a very poor weather forecast, the sun shone brightly during the main event, which was a memorial rugby match; the two teams comprised many of Sam’s old school friends from both Brighton College and Hurstpierpoint School, and also some of his friends from his rugby club, London Scottish in Richmond, London. After the match, all the players and spectators – around 125 people in total – congregated in the Great Hall for afternoon tea, during which Father Robert hosted an auction and raffle, which raised a fantastic £6,500 for the Foundation.

In addition to this, Sophie Benton from Chichester House presented Sam’s parents with a cheque for £2,380 – money raised from their charitable activities over the past year. Sam Woodhead, the head of School House, also announced that the Sam Griffith’s Foundation would be his house’s chosen charity for this coming year. Thank you to all those people who supported this event and made it such a success. Matthew Godfrey, Housemaster of School House (and trustee of the Sam Griffiths Foundation: www.samgriffithsfoundation.co.uk.

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