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A.W. Lymn joins Nottingham High School’s mission to create a sustainable Bursary Fund

A.W. Lymn joins Nottingham High School’s mission to create a sustainable Bursary Fund

One of Nottingham’s longest standing and most well-known family businesses has united with the region’s top performing School to drive forward awareness of the School’s bursary fund, which is sustained by a small group of generous legators.


A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, founded in 1907, has committed to supporting Nottingham High School and launch The 1513 Society, a community specifically for the School’s known benefactors and to shine a spotlight on how it is building a sustainable bursary fund, ensuring children from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity of being offered a place at the School.

Throughout its long history, Nottingham High School has benefitted from bequests, gifts that have funded bursaries, enriching the life of the School and ensuring its continued growth for more than 500 years.

Managing Director at A.W. Lymn, which operates 27 funeral homes throughout Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire, Matthew Lymn Rose, said he was delighted to be supporting the School in its mission to promote social mobility.

He said:

“As a family business we are rooted and invested in our local communities, so we felt it appropriate to throw our weight behind Nottingham High School’s mission to ensure its bursary fund is large enough so that no child is denied the opportunity of a top-class education.

“Several of our Directors attended the High School and we see the value in having an exceptional educational institution thriving at the heart of our city. We’re impressed by the School’s drive to ensure its doors are open to every child and, by supporting its new The 1513 Society with a sponsorship donation, we hope to encourage more generous legators to come forward to help secure the future of this excellent bursary fund.”

As well as donating to the School’s bursary fund, A.W. Lymn has sponsored celebratory Cheese ‘n’ Ale hampers which will be given to the School’s legators to mark Founder’s Day 2021, which is taking place remotely for the first time.

Founded on one legacy in 1513, the School community comes together once a year on Founder’s Day to remember its origins, a history built on benevolence. In line with Government guidance, this year’s event will be pre-recorded, bringing Old Nottinghamian’s from across the globe together virtually with the theme #TogetherApart.

Headmaster at Nottingham High School Kevin Fear said:

“Our bursary programme enables children to attend the School when their parents would not otherwise be able to afford a place. We are very grateful to A.W. Lymn for their donation which will help towards these costs. We are committed as the East Midlands Independent School of the Decade to offering bursaries to over 100 children in the School and hope to grow this number in the years ahead.”

A.W. Lymn employs more than 200 people and is

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