Nurturing leaders for the benefit of society
The Rank Fellowship is a network of alumni of the Rank Foundation School Leadership Award. The Award was one of the first structured schemes put into place by the charitable trust originally established by Lord Rank. It provides financial support so that young people with outstanding leadership potential are able to complete their education.
Since 1978 over thirteen hundred teenage boys and girls have benefited from financial assistance from the Rank Foundation's School Leadership Award. The Rank Fellowship is open to past and present beneficiaries of the Rank Foundation's Leadership Award (know as "Fellows"). There are also a number of Honorary Fellows. It promotes networking and mutual support among Fellows and encourages them to invest time and effort in voluntary activities, thereby contributing to a better society.
The 2013 Fellowship Review has recently been sent out to UK Fellows, and an electronic version is available to download.
The annual Fellowship Charities Evening was back in London for 2013, in the atmospheric surroundings of the Inner Temple Hall. 150 charity delegates, Fellows, Foundation Trustees and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening, with inspirational words from Jason Chaffer and Lee Evans marking the tenth anniversary of the Fellowship and the 60th anniversary of the J Arthur Rank charitable trust. We hope to have a video ready for viewing soon.
Rank Fellow Tarka L'Herpiniere, our main man in the adventure department, has just announced his next project. In October, Tarka and Ben Saunders plan to tackle the Terra Nova Expedition, along the route taken by Captain Scott in 1912. It will last almost four months and cover 1800 miles, establishing the longest unsupported expedition in polar history. Our picture shows Tarka at the 2007 Charities Evening.
The annual Leadership Day for School Fellows involved thirty-seven current holders of the Foundation's Leadership Award and was held on 12 September in conference facilities attached to Westminster Cathedral in London. A successful and enjoyable day included advice from other Fellows , consultation on various aspects of the Award and sharing of ideas about initiatives within school. Foundation Trustees Cindy Onslow and Jo Ropner joined Chief Executive David Sanderson in explaining how the Fellowship fits into the overall scheme of things for the Rank Foundation itself. Additional highlights were provided by the custard tarts supplied by the Lisboa Patisserie and a remarkable closing conjuring trick from School Fellow Roly Botha.
the 2011 Charities Evening video?