5th July 2022
On Saturday 25th June, Bridewell Community Day took place, where the wider King Edward’s community joined together in what was a fun and sociable day.
Current KESW and BH pupils and families, staff from both Schools and their families, and all Old Witleians were invited to attend. The Community Day is one of our most significant fundraising events of the year with the proceeds supporting Foundation pupils. We were thrilled to finally bring the day to fruition as the pandemic delayed the event for the last two years.
The event was organised around a cricket match between current pupils, Old Witleians and Staff. After what was a gruelling match, the winners were the Old Witleians but it was fair to say there was a great effort from both sides.
Vendor stalls were dotted around Upper Gurdon’s field as local artists and vendors came to showcase their work. No one went hungry as there was plenty of food and drink on hand and an ice cream van for those who fancied a sweet treat! The event also provided an opportunity for guests to take part in a silent auction, with some amazing prizes up for offer as well as fantastic raffle prizes with themes including ‘Afternoon Tea’, ‘BBQ Fun’, ‘Sports Fanatic’ and ‘All Things KESW’.
To end the day on a high note, our annual Proms took place, with pupils from across the School showcasing their musical talent. This event was a fitting conclusion to a great year for our pupils. It was wonderful to be able to bring our community together after the recent unprecedented pandemic and we look forward to seeing you again at the 2nd Annual Bridewell Community Day and for your continued support of Bridewell Royal Hospital.