Amazing Evening! OCA Annual Dinner 2019

A jaw dropping venue, old friends, amazing music and speakers plus first class food and wine made for a truly spectacular OCA Annual Dinner. London’s Drapers’ Hall was a wonderful backdrop to an evening full of Old Cats young and old – each enjoying the company and sense of community which sums up Caterham School.

Guests gathered in the Drawing Room (which doubled as Buckingham Palace in the film The King’s Speech) for drinks before entering the majestic Livery Hall. Fifth Year pupil Aldi Ho begun proceedings with a breath-taking solo soprano performance.

Headmaster Ceri Jones announced the launch of the Inspiring Education bursary campaign which aims to provide 20 transformational bursary places by 2024, funded through the support of the wider Caterham School community. The inspiring stories of Old Cats whose lives have been transformed by the support they received kicked off the campaign. More information about the mission to support more children through Caterham School can be found here.

Following three mouth-watering courses, OCA President Clive Furness highlighted the work completed by the association over the past 12 months, including the Innovation Award and numerous reunions and gatherings which have happened across the globe.

Guest speaker and Rugby World Cup Winner Kryan Bracken provided laughs with his insights into an era of rugby which featured many well-known characters plus tales from his win on ITV’s Dancing on Ice.

The evening carried on well into the night as guests made the most of the stunning venue and so many friendly faces. It was wonderful to celebrate a truly superb evening together – hope you can join us next year!

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