Over a period of two weeks at the end of August 2018, the Foundation ran a telephone campaign with the aim of engaging with the global Haberdashers’ community. During this time our enthusiastic callers, comprising recent School leavers and current Sixth Form members, were able not only to share stories of Habs, old and new with all members of the School community, but also ensure that all those contacted were receiving regular news and invitations to the many Foundation reunions and School events being organised.
In addition, Old Boys and parents kindly offered to return to the School to provide careers and mentoring advice, work experience to our current pupils as well as future introductions to institutions and people who might assist our callers. One of the calling team was even offered work as an extra on forthcoming television and film productions by one of our Old Boys!
During these conversations, those being called pledged almost £100,000 to help provide bursaries and facilities that will allow the current and future generations of boys at Habs to really benefit from their time here. This is a wonderful indication of the support of the Habs community for the School and we are grateful to all who have contributed in this fashion.