Telephone Campaign 2014

The 2014 Telephone Campaign took place in Wellington House, from July 14 – 4 August, and was our most successful to date. In total £330,000 was raised, in support of the Annual Fund, with a further £75,000 pledged still to be received.

The 14 young OW callers, who were especially recruited and trained for the role, spoke to nearly 1000 Old Wykehamists, parents and past parents. This is the first time that parents have been approached as part of the telephone campaign and the response has been wonderful. Included within the total figure is the challenge donation from the Campaign Champion, Nick Ferguson, (C, 1961 – 66). Nick wanted to encourage our young donors to support the cause, by matching any donation from a 26 – 28 year old, up to the value of £10,000. In addition he made a similar pledge to first time donors, up to the value of £20,000. So thanks to the extremely positive response, the School was able to claim a further £30,000.

It is important to remember that it is not only the School that benefits from the Campaign. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for the callers, all recent leavers, to take full advantage of the wealth of experience on offer when talking to members of the Wykehamical community.

                Telephone Campaign 2014 Callers   Telephone Callers 2014 

Inigo Carro, (Coll, 2009-14), William Elger (A, 2009-14), William Mai (E, 2010-12), Richard Ibekwe (Coll, 2012-14), Junfeng Liu (Coll, 2006-11), Rupert Meadows (G, 2009-14), Alfie Mehson (B, 2011-13), Nicholas Oddie (D, 2007-10), Joshua Rosenberg (A, 2005-10), Alexander Sargentson (C, 2009-14), Tom Shakespeare (Coll, 2009-14), Henry St Leger Davey (C, 2007-12), Wilfred Vernon (Coll, 2009-14), Tian Wolf (Coll, 2009-14)                   

"I really enjoyed it. It was my first proper experience of work, quite unlike anything I had done before. It taught me a lot about communication, listening and persuasion, and using these skills to raise surprisingly large amounts of money. Knowing the good causes that we were supporting made it even more worthwhile."   Richard Ibekwe

"A fantastic way to give back to the school while acquiring valuable fundraising and sales skills."   Joshua Rosenberg

We are immensely grateful to the donors for rising to the challenge and for supporting the work of the School, and to the callers for working so hard. Thank you!


To support the Annual Fund please go to the Make a Donation page.

If you would like further information about the Annual Fund, please contact the Development Office.
+44 (0)1962 621217



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