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News – September 2015

News – September 2015


The good Lord sent the perfect blessing of a glorious autumn day for our inaugural London to Worth Cycle Event on Sunday 27th September.  With 38 riders split into four teams doing a 40 or 60 mile route from Brockwell Park Lido, the route down was found to be challenging, even by the experienced cyclists, and the arrival times ended up being some staggered!  But all participants were received at the Finish Line into the Front Quad at Worth by a rapturous reception committee of families, monks and school staff.  After a hearty hot buffet in the School’s Pitstop Café, everyone went home with a big smile, despite the aching limbs, and vowing to do it again next year!


Simon (StB’78), Jamie (StB’13) and Rory (StB’11) Pickard have just completed a cycle from Geneva to Nice in order to raise money for the Matthew Elvidge Trust. Matthew was a bright, energetic and caring young man, who had everything to live for and yet, aged 23, he took his own life after a very short period of depression. The Trust was set up to help others who are, or may be, in a similar situation.  The Pickards have raised nearly £5,000 so far and it’s not too late to donate at


On the 10-12 September 2015 Michael Gabriel (C’85), one of Worth Society’s esteemed Committee Members, will be cycling from Paris to London to raise much needed funds for 40tude curing colon cancer in support of St Marks Hospital Foundation. He would welcome any sponsorship for such a good cause


Katharine Farmer (StA’11) is very excited to report that she is about to make her off West End directing debut at the St James Theatre, London this October with ‘Pig Farm’ by Greg Kotis – the Tony award winning writer. A raucous dark comedy, Pig Farm is making its UK premiere and runs from 21 October until 21 November and Katharine would love to see many Worthians in the audience!  To find out more information and to buy tickets go to