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New Business & Economics Centre opened at Liverpool College

Donation from Lerpoolian Roger Peach leads to a "double matching" donation from Anonymous Benefactor in completing the renovation of School House.
20 Feb 2020
Alumni News
Roger Peach at the opening of the new Business & Economics department
Roger Peach at the opening of the new Business & Economics department

When the Principal gave his annual address at the London Dinner for The Lerpoolians in 2018, he had no idea it would lead directly to obtaining sufficient sponsorship to facilitate the completion of the restoration work on Godwyn House (also known as School House) and the opening of The Peach Centre for Business & Economics.

Roger Peach was at that Dinner and became aware for the first time of an anonymous benefactor to the school who would "double match" any funds the school raised for capital projects.

Roger said, " I was always intending to leave a sum of money to the school in my will, but I hoped not to die in the immediate future, so when the Principal asked "if there was any chance of an advance", it got me thinking. By rescheduling my plans I was able to make some funds available and the Anonymous Benefactor double matched them, thus allowing for essential maintenance work on the building to be completed."

"As I was in the very first year to be taught economics by the legendary Chris McNally, I felt incredibly humbled to be asked by the Principal if I would be happy to have the department named in my honour for the help I had provided in getting the school's first ever department of Business and Economics opened."

The opening day was great fun. There were a number of Trustees and other Lerpoolians there. After cutting the red ribbon to open the department, a number of 6th formers, who also share the building as the 6th Form Centre, showed us around Godwyn House where we were able to marvel at the facilities available. Thereafter, we shared some refreshments before retiring, declaring the day a great success.




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