Three former St Gregory’s students are taking it upon themselves during this period of lockdown, to raise awareness and funds for three amazing causes. We couldn’t be prouder of them all and can’t think of a better way to congratulate them than by sharing their efforts with our families. Please do take a look at their stories below and support them if you can.

Shannon Kitchen

Shannon is performing live on Facebook this week to raise funds for Southmead Hospital Charity’s Coronavirus Appeal. She will be singing regularly on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 2pm and Saturdays at 5. Please help her to help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Give Now’ button.

You can donate here:

You can join in and watch Shannon live here:

Stephen Stone

Stephen attended St Gregory’s from 2006-2011 and helped to set up his family business building and designing surf boards from their base in Cornwall. Stephen has recently made a 23.75k gold surfboard and is giving it away (yes, that’s correct!) to help raise funds for the NHS.

This is particularly important to me as my sister who was also an old student, from 2005-2010, is a nurse in an intensive care ward helping with the corona virus. So I am trying to raise as much funds and awareness for the NHS and the front line staff as possible. I have set up a go fund me page and would really appreciate if you could share it around!

More information on Stephen’s incredible and generous fundraiser can be found in the links below:

You can donate here:

Find out more about Surfboards UK Ltd here:

Toby Thompson

This Wednesday, 22nd April at 7:30pm performance poet and former St Gregory’s student, Toby Thompson, will be doing a streamed performance on the Royal Albert Hall website. The set will last about 45 minutes and will feature a number of brand new poems.

Artists are sharing their work with the public via the Royal Albert Hall’s online platform so that they can raise funds during this period of closure and can come back stronger when their doors reopen to the world.

Performances are free but if you can donate just a fraction of the price of a ticket, you will be supporting the Hall for a brighter future, as well as be in for an amazing treat!

You can find out more, donate and watch here: