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Annual Accounts 2019

Financial report for 2019 available HERE


Friends Autumn 2019 Update

Dear Friend of the Trust, With us well passed the autumnal equinox (or the vernal equinox if you live in the Southern hemisphere) we thought we’d share some news with you from the Trust... Read more HERE


Oxford Dinner for Harry Birrell scholar Sinethemba Mafanya

In September 2019, we hosted a dinner at Balliol College, University of Oxford, with special guest Sinethemba "Snaps" Mafanya, and our Patron, Peter, and his wife, Autumn. Snaps is the first Harry Birrell scholar to study at Oxford, so being able to dine at his college was very special. See pictures from the event HERE

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Sylvia Birrell: 1933 - 2019

Sylvia Birrell, beloved wife of Harry Birrell for over 45 years, and so crucial to the early years of HBST's activities in the Eastern Cape, has recently died. Her sister, Colleen Rippon, has written movingly of Sylvia's life of love and service to family, friends and the wider community.


HBST Friends and Trustees Running and Rowing for Gold

The trustees are delighted to provide an update on the sporting endeavours of its Friends and Trustees, and the very healthy financial resources generated for our charity from such sporting events. Read more HERE


Our Silver Jubilee programme

We're delighted to be able to share our Silver Jubilee Programme. Hear from our Patron, Trustees, and learn more about our upcoming events both this year and next to celebrate our anniversary! Download the programme HERE


Father & Son Alpine Bike Ride for the Trust

Daniel and his father Ian Flemmer got on their bikes for the Trust in August 2018, undertaking an Alpine bike ride with a group of Ian’s friends from Mention near Nice to Chamonix, a 690km journey and +14.5km vertical climb over 6 days, which has resulted in Daniel raising £2,300 for the Harry Birrell Scholarship Trust. What a great effort!...READ MORE

Our Harry Birrell Scholars for 2019

At the end of 2018, two of the HBST Scholars (Siphosihle and Hlumela) completed their 12th grade studies (both at DSG) in Grahamstown, and three new scholars (Athule and Xabisa and Mustaqueem) were appointed to start grade 8 studies in 2019... READ MORE 


2018 Annual Report

Read our 2018 report here.


Harry Birrell Scholar Starts at University of Oxford

The trustees of the Harry Birrell Scholarship Trust are delighted to announce that Sinethemba "Snaps" Mafanya (Harry Birrell Scholar No. 2) recently initiated his studies for an Executive MBA at Oxford University, and has matriculated from Balliol College... READ MORE 


Gaudy Dinner at Lord's, 1st June 2017

To celebrate our 21st Birthday, we had a very special celebration in the long room at Lord's, joined by Adi Birrell, Harry's son. 


The Boat Race Blue

It gives me huge pleasure to report that Ollie Cook, Harry Birrell Scholarship Trust Trustee, has added a boat race win to his marvellous record of rowing triumphs. Ollie is reigning world champion in the coxed pairs... READ MORE


The Birrell Blue

Finlay Calder was awarded a Harry Birrell Blue in 2013 in recognition of his service to the Trust, and in a letter describes wearing his Birrell Blue, to a recent reunion of 12 former Captains of the British & Irish Lions...READ MORE

Meet our 2017 Scholars! 

Find out the names of our 2017 recipients of the Harry Birrell Scholarship and find out which schools they are headed to!

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