Partnership with Morr and Co
Reigate-based solicitors Morr & Co is funding a new scholarship for a disadvantaged child at Reigate Grammar School as part of a partnership to tackle social mobility locally. The firm will also provide guidance to students considering law as a career and for the school’s legacy scheme for Will bequests to its 1675 Bursary Fund.
The partnership is part of the Changing Lives campaign run by the RGS Foundation – the development arm of the school. The campaign was launched in 2014 to provide financial support to bright and deserving children whose potential is far greater than their financial means. The campaign has helped 37 children so far – one of whom recently graduated from Cambridge with a double first.
RGS Headmaster, Shaun Fenton, says, “We are very pleased to partner with Morr & Co, a company which shares our passion for education as a vehicle for social change. Morr & Co brings a wealth of expertise and experience and this partnership will benefit local children and many members of the Reigatian community.”
Morr & Co’s Managing Partner, Paul Harvey, commented: “We’re delighted to be supporting the RGS Foundation and the funding of a bursary for a deserving student. Supporting the communities in which we live and work is a huge part of the culture of Morr & Co. We were established in Reigate over 285 years ago, and the history of RGS and Morrisons have overlapped many times during that period, and we are very pleased to have this opportunity to be working with the school addressing social mobility in the area.”
RGS was founded in 1675 on land purchased by the people of Reigate from a generous gift by Henry Smith for the relief of the poor in the area. The school still operates on its original site.
Sean Davey, Head of the RGS Foundation, said: “RGS has a long history of philanthropic support and has always endeavoured to reach out to those in greatest need. We have a responsibility to create life chances through education and, with the support of our community, provide life-changing opportunities to talented young children.”