FUNDING FOR THE F.C.F.P.A

At present  funding comes from whatever small surplus is made from our social events throughout the year and from the generosity of the school.  Our social events are designed at best, to make a small surplus but at least, to break even.  Your committee felt that it was inappropriate to increase the costings of these events and potentially discourage attendance.  There was unanimous agreement amongst the members of the committee that the Former Pupils Association could not continue to rely on financial support from the school.

 

So where does that leave us?  Again, there was unanimous agreement that the FCFPA should remain free to its members.  However, we must have some way of generating an income.  To that end we propose a voluntary annual subscription of £25 for those who wish to pay.  This will be collected by Standing Order - a form is available from download link  or available from the school Bursar.  I stress again that there is absolutely no compunction to pay and it is only for those who feel able and willing to support the association in this manner. 

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Belfast Lunch 23rd February

 

Belfast Lunch 23rd February - 

The Foyle College Former Pupils’ Association’s Belfast Lunch will take place on Saturday 23rd February 2019, in the Royal Belfast Golf Club. 

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019

Location: Royal Belfast Golf Club, Belfast

Time: 12.30pm for 1.00 Lunch

Cost: £30 per person

3 Course meal + Tea/Coffee + Wine

Dress: Smart Casual

Not limited to Old Boys or Old Girls - for all Former Pupils. 

Payment: By 8th February - See attached poster for how to pay

Spring Lunch 23rd March

Spring Lunch 23rd March - 

The Foyle College Former Pupils’ Association’s Spring Luncheon will take place on Saturday 23rd March 2019, in the Bishop’s Gate Hotel. 

  • Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019
  • Location: Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Londonderry 
  • Time:  12.30pm for 1.00 Lunch
  • Cost: £25 per person
  • 3 Course meal + Tea/Coffee + Wine
  • Dress: Smart Casual
  • Not limited to Old Boys or Old Girls - for all Former Pupils. 
  • Payment: By 8th March - See attached poster for how to pay

London Dinner 2019

London Dinner 5th April - 

The Foyle College Former Pupils’ Association’s London Dinner will take place on Saturday 5th April 2019, in The Farmer’s Club. 

  • Date: Friday 5th April 2019
  • Location: The Farmer’s Club, London
  • Time: 7.00pm Drinks Reception, 7.30pm Dinner
  • Cost: £90 per person
  • Drinks Reception + 3 Course meal + Wine + Tea/Coffee/Port
  • Dress: Lounge Suit
  • Not limited to Old Boys or Old Girls - for all Former Pupils. 
  • Payment: By 1st February - Please note numbers are limited
  • See attached poster for how to pay

HUGH WISHART GILLESPIE BA DipEd DASE

 

It is with great sadness that the Foyle College Former Pupils Association note the death of Mr Hugh Gillespie.  Mr Gillespie was headmaster of Foyle College from 1973 until 1994.

A Memorial Service will be held in Hillsborough Parish Church at 2pm on Friday 28th September.  Our sincere condolences go to his wife Valerie, sons Stephen and David and the wider family circle.

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Sir John Lawrence

The statue of Sir John Lawrence, a former pupil of Foyle & Londonderry College, has stood at the entrance to the school’s Springtown Road building for around 50 years.However, the statue was re-erected at the school’s new base at Limavady Road.
 
The moves marks the latest chapter in the statue’s varied history.

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