Join Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL and Walk for Treloar’s this Easter whilst raising money to support our young people.
Walk for Treloar’s is set to take place across the Easter weekend – Friday 2nd April to Monday 5th April – and will see those taking part getting their walking shoes on and completing a distance of either 4 miles or 8 miles, however, this could also be a chosen distance in your local area.
Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL, Treloar’s Patron, broadcaster, TV presenter, poet, novelist and gardener is proud to be launching this virtual event to raise much needed funds for the charity.
“You never walk alone when you walk for Treloar’s” says Alan, something we are delighted to agree with thanks to the generosity of local companies Fyffes, Newbury Building Society and ILS, who are kindly sponsoring this event.
To sign up, simply head to www.treloar.org.uk/walkfortreloars and pay your £5 registration fee. We also ask that those participating pledge to raise £50 to support us in raising funds during these difficult times.
Once you have signed up, you’ll receive a digital event information pack from our fundraising team followed by your very own Walk for Treloar’s t-shirt to wear on your walk. Whatever distance you decide to do, please don’t forget to stay up to date with the latest Government advice.
With your support, we can help every single one of our young people have the opportunity to explore and achieve much more than they or their parents would ever have imagined possible.
Bruce Powell has a long family association with Treloar’s and was a key figurehead who steered the School and College through a significant period of change. He served as Chair of Trustees from 2002-2015, and is currently a Patron of the Treloar Trust.
One of his many achievements was the Vision Treloar’s appeal, launched to build a new campus enabling the co-location of the Trust, School and College on a single site in Holybourne. Building work on the new campus was completed in 2011.
School students moved from Froyle to the Holybourne campus in 2012. The new campus was officially opened by our Royal Patron, HRH Countess of Wessex GCVO.
During his tenure he oversaw major construction and refurbishment projects which enhanced the Treloar College facilities. Brewer House, a new hall of residence and a student social club the ‘Chill Out Zone’ opened in 2008. The Princess Royal officially opened Brewer House in 2009.
When Bruce retired, his legacy was to leave Treloar’s with modern, well equipped facilities and a vibrant School and College campus.
Simon Birch, Treloar Trust CEO said
“We are delighted that Bruce’s work has been recognised. His leadership and vision were instrumental in making Treloar’s the outstanding provider it is today”
Mr Powell retired as Treloar Trust Chairman in 2015. He trained as a chartered accountant and had many years’ experience of financial and operational management with information technology (IT) companies listed on the London Stockmarket. He is a member of the Court of Assistants of the Haberdashers’ Livery Company and is currently Chairman of Governors at Holyport College. Bruce is married to Lizzie with 3 daughters and a son, and lives in Bentley.