£160,000 raised by an auction will be put towards expanding Elizabeth College into its new premises and also setting up a new bursary scheme.
The money was raised through the sale of the late Roger Perrot's art, jewellery and antique collection, the proceeds of which the Old Elizabethan, former Advocate and Deputy decided to donate to the Elizabeth College Foundation.
Mr Perrot was the first Chairman of the Foundation when it was established in 2006, and it has helped the school realise projects like the development of its refectory.
Now, Elizabeth College has acquired Canada Court, an office building adjacent to the school. It now is looking to enhance the site and expand in to it.
College Principal Jenny Palmer said: "The proceeds from the auction are going to the Elizabeth College Foundation, which was established in 2006 with Roger Perrot as its first Chairman."
Pictured: Canada Court.
Mrs Palmer also said the money would be used to help develop a means-tested bursary scheme to help "children from all backgrounds" attend the College. The details of this scheme are yet to be known.
"The Foundation has two current fundraising objectives: to expand and enhance the College facilities by the purchase of the adjacent building currently occupied by the Royal Bank of Canada, and to establish a means tested bursary scheme to enable children from all backgrounds to continue to be able to benefit from the broad education available at Elizabeth College.
"We are very grateful to Roger for his great support to the College during his lifetime, through the many roles he played within our College community, and the generosity he has shown to the Foundation in his bequest. This gratitude is tinged with sadness that he is no longer with us to see the College benefit from the opportunities presented by the purchase of Canada Court."
The auction itself took place last week across three days. The items were sold to customers across the world.
To read more about the school's expansion into Canada Court, click here.
Pictured top: Jenny Palmer, the Principal of Elizabeth College, and Roger Perrot, the late Deputy and OE.
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