29 June 2018
One of Woldingham’s examination invigilators for the best part of a decade, Doreen Rawlinson is also a volunteer at nearby Chartwell, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill. In 2016, the National Trust, which owns Chartwell, launched an appeal to raise over £7 million to acquire hundreds of historic and personal objects that belonged to Churchill and to open family rooms that have never been seen before by the public. By selling secondhand books, Chartwell’s bookshop has raised in excess of £15,000 for the appeal and their sale is proving increasingly popular. So Doreen, School Office Secretary Sue Hooper and Library Manager Amanda Owens recently hatched a plan to provide fresh supplies, appealing to Woldingham’s students and staff for the donation of books – fittingly setting a target of 175 at the end of this, our 175th anniversary year, which they are well on the way to reaching.