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RP community can donate to ambitious campaign in memory of former Penrhos College Head

RP community can donate to ambitious campaign in memory of former Penrhos College Head

The Rydal Penrhos community can now give to the school’s most ambitious ever fundraising campaign in memory of another leading figure of leadership.

After a hugely positive response to the Donald Hughes Memorial Campaign for Assisted Places, the school has announced that the fund will also allow former Penrhos College pupils the opportunity to lend their support and honour Constance Smith, who held the position as Headmistress at the girls’ college from 1938 until her retirement in 1966.

She was a much-loved and treasured staff member who had a huge influence on every child under her care for almost three decades, also undertaking the considerable task of evacuating the school to Chatsworth House for the duration of the Second World War, returning to Colwyn Bay in 1945.

Rydal Penrhos launched a special fundraising campaign that aims to raise £1 million over a three-year period, and there are plenty of ways the school community can get involved and make a difference.

This includes individual donations and becoming a member of the 1946 Club with a standing order, and all proceeds will go towards the fund that will benefit future generations for years to come.

Alumni and Development director Sarah Ritchie, added: Constance "Connie" Smith was incredibly supportive of the girls in her care, and we are offering those who would like to honour her memory and commitment to the school to do so by making a donation to the Donald Hughes Campaign for Assisted Places in her name. 

“Gifts made in memory of Connie will be recorded separately to others, allowing us to honour her memory and forming a fitting tribute to a Headmistress who was such an integral part in the Rydal Penrhos story.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the campaign can do so here


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