9 December 2020

Seth Bolderow, Headmaster of Wetherby Senior School, and Monty Cortazzi, the current Head Boy at Wetherby Senior were delighted to present a cheque for £12,000 to Roger Clark, CEO of West London Mission at their head office at Seymour Place in Marylebone, London earlier today.

One of Wetherby Senior’s core values is a strong sense of community, both within the school and its broader Marylebone community, and West London Mission, which seeks to empower those impacted by homelessness, poverty and other trauma, has always been a charity close to the school’s heart.

The donation is the result of incredible fundraising efforts and hard work led by the Wetherby Senior’s Parent Teacher Association (with contributions from the Gold Standard Trust, part of the AlphaPlus Group, Wetherby Senior’s parent). 

Roger Clark said: “I am incredibly grateful for the support of Wetherby school, they have been a key local partner for many years and inspire and support WLM to empower people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma make positive changes in their lives.”

Seth Bolderow commented, “Wetherby Senior has an incredibly close-knit and supportive community across our boys, their parents and our teachers and it is wonderful when all three come together as was the case for this fundraising initiative.  We feel a real connection with West London Mission as both close neighbours in Marylebone and as a wonderful charity whom we have had a long-term relationship with. Given the challenges that 2020 has brought, this makes our donation feel even more worthy”.

Monty Cortazzi, Wetherby Senior’s 2020/21 Head Boy added, “I know from personal experience the great work that West London Mission do every day with people less fortunate than us. Having volunteered with the charity, I also know just how much this donation will help over this Christmas period. We always support a local charity and this is something that we, as the boys in the school, chose personally”.

About Wetherby Senior School

Wetherby Senior School is an independent day school for boys aged 11-18 and is part of the long-established Wetherby family. Boys enter at Year 7 or Year 9, progressing all the way through to Sixth Form, before they transition to the top universities in the UK and abroad.

Founded in 2015 with an ambitious vision to become a leading boys-only, independent day school in Central London. The school aims to provide an outstanding, well-rounded education in a supportive environment that enables the boys to develop their talents to the full. The school promotes the importance of effort and hard work, values curiosity and creativity, independence and imagination, self-reliance and respect.  

To arrange a visit to Wetherby Senior School, please call the School on 020 7535 3530 or email: [email protected]

For more information on Wetherby Senior School visit www.wetherbysenior.co.uk 

If you would like to get involved with a fundraising activity in aid of WLM's services for vulnerable people click HERE or get in touch with our fundraising team on [email protected]