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The UK Friends of Auckland Grammar School is a charitable trust established in 2005 for the purpose of advancing and promoting education and in particular any educational and charitable objectives connected with Auckland Grammar School.

The trustees also provide a means for connecting Old Boys across the UK and Europe and keep them up to date with current School developments. Old Boys have been running formal get-togethers since 1924, when 15 UK based Old Boys gathered for a dinner at the Pall Mall Restaurant, Haymarket. Official records in the School Chronicle of the time describe the event as "an informal and most enjoyable occasion". The trustees encourage networking opportunities among Old Boys living in the UK and Europe by hosting an annual reunion in London.

Mary FenwickThe trustees of the UK Friends of Auckland Grammar School also assist in raising funds for the Auckland Grammar School Foundation Trust.

The Auckland Grammar School Foundation Trust's aims are to promote the advancement of education by charitable means through the Academic Endowment Fund (AEF), designed to help keep our best teachers in the classroom by allowing the Board of Trustees to recruit, retain and reward top teachers. For more information about donating in the UK please click here.

If you are a current Grammar Old Boy residing in the UK or Europe and would like to get connected with the trustees of The UK Friends of Auckland Grammar School, please get in touch with Mary Fenwick (pictured left), the UK Development Manager via email or the UK Chairman, Mr Richard Coleman '82.

To find out how to make a donation in the UK and for more information about how your gift could be eligible for Gift Aid, click here.

Click here to view the profiles of the UK Friends of Auckland Grammar School Board.

With the sesquicentenary celebrations fast approaching in 2019, we would like to have as many Auckland Grammar Old Boys there as possible. We have recently created a Facebook group for our UK-based alumni, where we will be posting stories and Old Boys are able to connect with each other. Click here to join.

Below are a snapshot of photos from the recent gathering in London, held at New Zealand House. Hosted by the Chairman of the UK Trustees and Old Boy Richard Coleman '82 QC, Old Boys from all walks of life attended and listened to the Headmaster speak about plans for the School's 150th celebrations in 2019. It was also a fantastic opportunity to honour Emeritus Professor Eugene Paykel '47, one of this year's Augusta Awardees.

The view from New Zealand House, looking over Trafalgar Square in the centre of London.

James Gemmell '94 (centre) speaks with Craig Fenton '87 (left) and Rhys Novak '88 (right).

Alisdair Hungerford-Morgan '99 speaks with guests at the London gathering.

Richard Coleman '82 QC speaks to guests at New Zealand House.

Former Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, KStJ presents Emeritus Professor Eugene Paykel '47 with his Augusta Award.

New Zealand House was a great location for this year's gathering, where Headmaster Tim O'Connor spoke about the School's 150th plans.

Jack Porus acknowledges Rhys Novak ’88 as a bequestor to the Academic Endowment Fund and member of the Augusta Fellowship.

Tim Clark and Henry Watt (left), both from the class of 2008.

Headmaster Tim O’Connor catching up with UK Friends trustee Sam George '03.

 
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