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Club Charitable Trust

The Board

Antonia Packard (SU 2002-04) -Chairman
Antonia left Marlborough in 2004 following 2 happy years in Summerfield, before embarking on 6 months of travelling around Latin America. Antonia then went to on to Edinburgh University where she left with a 1st class degree in Spanish.

Having developed a keen interest in current affairs and human rights, Antonia worked as an investigative journalist after university before setting up a charity - The Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation, which helps victims of domestic abuse and honour based violence in the UK. Antonia’s passions including dancing, travelling and food.

Tessa Packard (TU 2001-03)
After attending Marlborough College and Edinburgh University, Tessa worked for the international art dealers Dickinson in London for four years, handling Impressionist, Modern and Brazilian works, before going solo. Whilst she remains an art consultant to her family and friends, her attention is now turned to the world of jewellery where she is forging a career as an independent designer.

A fervent supporter of educational philanthropy, Tessa also sits on the Board of the Rank Fellowship, a grant-giving charitable trust that financially supports brilliant students in the UK.

Louise Pugh (MM 1999-04)
Louise left Marlborough in 2004 after being Head of Millmead House and a School Prefect. After a year of travelling extensively through South America, Central America and the Far East, Louise went to Oxford to read Classics.

After graduating in 2010 with a 2.1 BA (Hons) Louise co-founded the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation which is dedicated to supporting women and children victims of domestic violence.

Louise is currently working for Newton Investment Management and is in the process of studying for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).

 Jack Spurrier (BH 1988-03)
Jack left Marlborough in 2003 where he was a school prefect, part of the 1st XV rugby team and the chapel choir. During his gap year he qualified as a Private Pilot and worked for property companies in Hong Kong before travelling around Asia. 

Involvement in property developments during this period led Jack to study Business of Real Estate at Oxford Brookes University, after which he moved to London and became an Asset Manager for Capital & Counties, the owners of the Covent Garden and Earl's Court & Olympia Estates. Jack worked there for 4 years before deciding to look at setting up his own business.

 Harry Vickers (SU 2000-05)
Harry left Marlborough in 2005 where he was Captain of Rugby and Senior Prefect. A short trip through the Gobi Desert, living with a nomadic family and helping to set up a charity in Rwanda, led Harry to focus his History and Politics studies at Nottingham on environmental and development issues. This passion saw him turn down an Army Scholarship so that he could take up a role on Zac Goldsmith's successful election campaign after he graduated.

Despite loving the frantic nature of politics, Harry has always wanted to work on environmental and development issues in developing countries and is now pursuing a Master of Environmental Science & Management degree at The Bren School in California.

The Committee

David Bell (BH 1995-2000)
David left Marlborough in 2000, having spent 5 great years in Barton Hill under the reign of Dr Michael Ponsford.  Following a gap year in Canada, Thailand and Australia he started a 3 year undergraduate degree at Oxford Brookes University studying Real Estate Management.  After qualifying with a 2:1 and accepting a job working for NB Real Estate in London, he went on to pass his RICS qualifications and work for some of the UK’s largest land and real estate owners.  In 2010, realising a new challenge was needed, David joined the equity raising team at Evans Randall, a private investment company in London which owns £4 billion of Prime Real Estate. 

David has been involved with a number of charities over the past five years that have focused around getting young people engaged in giving something back, and believes that 'The Young Marlburian Foundation’ is a very worthwhile cause and something that will appeal to many old Marlburians.

Amy Burridge (MO 1999-2004)
Amy left Marlborough in 2004, and spent a Gap Year working in an orphanage in Mexico for five months. Following her interest in modern languages and Hispanic culture, she went on to study Spanish at Edinburgh University. As part of her degree she spent a year in Argentina working for different charities and teaching English.

After leaving Edinburgh, Amy decided to pursue a career in teaching in London. This began with a role as a teaching assistant, working one-to-one with a girl with severe learning difficulties. Amy then completed a PGCE at the Institute of Education and is now working full time as a Year four class teacher at a challenging state primary school in North Kensington.

Sophia Davies (EL 2001-06)
Sophia left Marlborough in 2006, and then spent five months travelling round South America with two fellow Marlburians. During this time, Sophia spent six weeks living with a Mexican family whilst completing a Spanish course at the University of Cuernevaca. Having gained a passion for political studies at Marlborough, Sophia pursued this subject area at the University of Edinburgh where she completed her degree in Politics and Sociology.

Following her four years at Edinburgh, Sophia completed various internships in journalism and public relations and has recently been employed by a travel PR agency.

Tom Geddes (TU 2004-09)
Tom left Marlborough in 2009, where he was a part of Turner house. During his time there he became an Army scholar and a Rank bursar, and in his final year he was a school prefect and captain of the Athletics team. Having obtained a place at Bristol university to study medicine, he then took a year out travelling around as well as working in Togo, with the Mercy Ships charity.

He is currently studying at Bristol in 2nd year and looking to carry on and hopefully eventually end up practicing medicine in the army.

James Middleton (BH 2000-05)

Seb Wooderson (TU 1995-2000)
Seb left Marlbourgh College in 2000 having enjoyed a fantastic five years boarding in Turner House. Following a Gap Year in Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali and Australia, Seb went to the University of West of England for a short lived stint studying Marketing. The bright lights called! After leaving UWE, Seb worked for Willis for three years prior to moving to Dubai for a year. On his return, he has nurtured his passion for boats and now works in the niche Super-yacht Insurance industry.

Seb has always enjoyed philanthropy and jumps at any chance to give back. He recently completed the Virgin London Marathon tied together with 34 team mates to set a (then) world record and raise over £250,000 for various charities. Seb hopes that 'The Young Marlburian Foundation' will help give someone the same opportunities that he has been so lucky to enjoy.

Eugenie York (MM 2003-08)
EugenieEugenie went to Marlborough from 2003-2008. She was in Mill Mead House and enjoyed her time greatly at Marlborough. Eugenie went on to Newcastle University to study English and History of Art.

In the future she would like to be able to work in the Art world alongside her charities that are close to her heart.


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