ACCRINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL OLD BOYS

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CHEQUES FOR LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

At this recent social meeting of the Accrington Grammar School Old Boys Association in the Peel Park Hotel, the opportunity was taken to present cheques of £250 to two local organisations which work with youngsters of both genders. Two other organisations could not be present, and they will receive similar cheques in the coming weeks.

President Peter Edmundson told the gathering that the association's committee wished to "put something back" into education locally in payment for the education they received at the town's grammar school, which ceased to exist in 1975 when comprehensive education was introduced.

The cheques were presented to the Lancashire Police Voluntary Cadets Scheme for use in the Eastern division, and to the Hyndburn Cricket Development Association, which gets local youngsters involved in cricket throughout the year.

PC Nathan Shaw received the cheque on behalf of the Police cadets and gave a brief resume of the work they do, which receives no funding from the police budget. Mick Deasey, himself an old boy of the school, received the cheque on behalf of the cricket association. It will go towards paying for facilities and equipment .

The other two organisations which will be receiving cheques are connected with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at Accrington Academy and Accrington & Rossendale College.

The photo above shows (Left-Right) PC Shaw, Mick Deasey, Bob Dobson (membership secretary), President Peter Edmundson and Vice-President Geoff Lund. The last two are wearing their 'badges of office' - a prefect's cap, and a cap worn by the rest of the school.

 

OLD BOYS ASSIST POLICE CADETS

 

The 560-strong Accrington Grammar School Old Boys Association exists to keep members in touch with their school pals and aims to ‘pay something back’ by helping to broaden the education of today’s youngsters of senior school age of both sexes.  To this end, they recently gave a £300 cheque to the police staff of the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Volunteer Cadets scheme,. It was stipulated that this gift would be spent locally.

The cheque was handed over at a recent Cadets awards ceremony to Sgt Kathryn McIntyre by the Association’s officers, President Geoff Lund, Past President  Alan Mitton and Treasurer John Ormerod.

The attached photos show: the local cadets as a group;  Geoff Lund with two un-named cadets/Alan Mitton, John Ormerod and Geoff Lund before the presentation . Geoff is wearing his badge of office- a prefect’s cap and Alan is wearing his - one worn by all boys at the old school. It is likely that John will be disciplined for failing to wear the Association tie. It is expected that he will be held in detention for one hour at the end of the forthcoming annual AGSOB dinner.

 


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