The fund was set up in 1993 in memory of James Rutterford, a former student of Prince William School and member of the Army Cadets, who was killed in a car accident. He ran Discos in Oundle for youngsters in the area so they would have their own entertainment, and these were continued by his parents and his friends and the profits started up the fund.
The Trust is targeted at families who need financial support to enable their children to take part in school activities, to provide equipment to aid their study or to support out-of-hours school activities.
This is not necessarily for people receiving benefits, there are many families that are working, who find that due to various pressures they are unable to afford for their child to participate in a particular trip. A letter to support the application would be requested in such cases.
The Trust is now funded by donations from local people and organisations and Mr. & Mrs. Rutterford’s fund-raising functions.
The Trustees would like to thank all of the supporters of the fund who give their time to raise money in memory of James, to ensure students at PWS can be involved in all activities whatever their financial situation.
An application form is always available from the Finance Office at Prince William School, Herne Road , Oundle 01832 272881