Sponsored by father and son Duncan
and Logie Fitzwilliams (Newlands 1957, and Newlands 1993, respectively), it was attended by fifty other Old Harrovians who have donated to the Three Yards Fund.
Speeches were given by Matthew Fosh (The Head Master's 1971,), the new Chairman of the School's development programme, and Duncan Fitzwilliams, who has stepped down as Chairman this year.
is particularly proud of the new Three Yards Fund, so much so that he
sponsored the dinner as a thank you to all Three Yards Fund donors.
However, there was a catch!
All the guests on the night had to be fully paid up members of the Three Yards Fund and existing members had to bring a new recruit as a guest.
Twenty-six Old Harrovians joined the Fund in the run-up to the dinner, raising over ,100,000 in pledges to their Houses, helping the Fund to reach over ,500,000 since its inception in 2006.
Songs were enthusiastically sung and planning for the next event began in earnest early in the evening.
"We are very grateful to the Fitzwilliams family, and Duncan in particular, for their support of this event and their great generosity," said James Virgin, Associate Director of the Development Trust and the driving force behind the Three Yards Fund.