Rydal Penrhos: Old Penrhosian Provident Fund holds AGM
May 27, 2020

Four former Rydal Penrhos pupils joined forces to raise awareness for an ongoing initiative relating to the school.

Julia Bayton, Helen Pittaway, Feyi Raimi-Abraham and Biz Woosnam, who all attended Penrhos College, met for the AGM of the Old Penrhosian Provident Fund recently.

The fund was set up to provide Penrhos pupils or staff with assistance during any struggles they are currently experiencing. This becomes even more prevalent during the current climate relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mrs Bayton, said: “The fund has had a fairly quiet year so we thought it would be a good idea to remind people that we’re here.

“The Fund exists to help former staff or pupils of Penrhos (must have spent at least part of your time at the Llanerch Road site), who find themselves in difficulties. We’re funded by donations and bequests and are independent of the school.

“We’re a small charity and can’t help with large ongoing needs such as nursing home fees, but we aim to help people who find themselves in difficult circumstances to get back on their feet by giving small grants or loans.

“Please get in touch if you wish to apply for a grant, and share the info with any other Old Penrhosians you think could benefit. You can also get in touch with me directly, or with any of the other trustees, if you prefer.”

This is just one of a series of charitable funds and initiatives organised by Rydal Penrhos pupils past and present.

Anyone wishing to require more information about the Old Penrhosian Fund can do so by emailing oldpenrhosianprovidentfund@gmail.com.