The Old Cliftonian gathering in New York on 7th May 15 was an excellent affair with over twenty five OCs from the region and the Head Master, Simon Reece (OC Sec) and Jeremy Pickles (Director of Development), representing the ‘home team’.
The evening was generously organised by our NYC rep. Graeme McEvoy (SH 87) at The Penn Club on West 44th Street.
The age range of guests spread between leaving years of 1961 to 2013.
Following an excellent meal and fine wine, the Head Master gave an overview of Clifton today. This was followed by a short film showing our Scholarship and Bursary recipients explaining how their lives had been changed by Clifton.
I explained how the film forms the basis of the Development Trust’s drive to raise funds to enable access to Clifton for able pupils irrespective of background and family circumstances.
Simon Reece rounded the evening off with OC news.
All in all a most enjoyable evening finished off by a quick stop at a local hostelry.