Last week our sports faculty hosted the QEGS South Africa Tour fundraising dinner in the historic Big School building.

We were delighted to welcome our chief guest, Old Blackburnian James Beattie, who has had a distinguished footballing career with Blackburn Rovers,  Southampton, Everton, Sheffield United, Stoke City and England.  He gave us a real insight into his early life and the world of professional football.

Comedy was provided by Norman Prince, one of the region’s finest comedians.

Thank you to our sponsors Wright’s Coach Hire Ltd, Graeme Lee Glazing, Grays Schoolwear & Devote Associates Designs and to the friends of QEGS, including Accrington Stanley FC, Lancashire CCC, Blackburn Rovers FC & Duncan Ross Groundworks for donating raffle and auction prizes.

A fantastic night was had by all and we raised a HUGE £1350.00.