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At the heart of Radley is a caring community and our support for charities is an integral part of this ethos. Whether it involves raising money or giving time to volunteer, the boys, staff and the wider Radley College community are deeply involved in a huge range of charitable projects. Fundraising and volunteering take place on a School, Social, Departmental and individual basis.

Over the last eight months boys and staff at Radley have raised over £140,000 for charities such as The Little Princess Trust, Movember, The Hugo Rutland Memorial Fund, The Down’s Syndrome Support Group, Luke’s Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Royal British Legion, and Shelter.

More recently, through socially distanced hymn singing, twenty-four hours of athletic endeavour, music concerts and sponsored acts of kindness the boys and staff donated more than £24,000 to the Footsteps Foundation.

On behalf of all the children at Footsteps, we want to thank the entire Radley community for all the incredible fundraising they are doing to support our charity. The funds raised will help to ensure we can provide bespoke, intensive physiotherapy for disabled children in 2021, despite the difficult economic environment.

Footsteps Foundation 

It's with great gratitude from Huruma community, Edclub children, Karura scouts and the Rangers for the greatest Christmas gift of boots you offered them. You cannot imagine how grateful these beneficiaries are. From the bottom of my heart and the entire team, we pledge never to forget the act of generosity you showed unto us. Everybody who participated in donating the boots, who mobilized the exercise, who transported to our country and fairly distributed, you shall never lack. You shall increase in all positive ways.

EdClub, Nairobi 

Many thanks to Radley College for keeping Blue Skye Thinking on the agenda for Vths Charity week, it means such a great deal to the Charity and all the monies raised will go straight towards supporting research into the treatment of childhood brain tumours.

Blue Skye Thinking 

A huge thank you to the staff and students of Radley College for the amazingly generous donation to Foodbank. We were astonished when a minibus full of donations arrived and even more astonished to hear a second one was on its way. As well as contributing to the Christmas parcels, it will ensure we do not run short of staple items for a long time!

Abingdon Foodbook

Ruth Tufnell
Ruth Tufnell
Head of Charities , Director of Art
After completing a Fine Art Degree, I began a career in Fine Art Publishing, working as a Picture Researcher and then as Art Department Manager for The Art Group, a successful company specialising in prints and posters. I then joined CCA Galleries (Christies Contemporary Art) and was promoted to Publishing Director. Following three children, I had a career change and moved into teaching. I completed a PGCE and have taught in four different schools in Oxfordshire. I have also continued with my studies, first with an MA in Education and I am now near completing a Doctorate in Education. I came to teach art at Radley in 2015. I was privileged to become Director of Art in September 2019, joining an already well-established and highly accomplished team of professional artist teachers. We are all passionate about Art Education and inspiring the boys to engage with visual culture, both practically and intellectually. The facilities within the Art Department, the Sewell Gallery and the art on display throughout the school are exceptional and demonstrate Radley’s commitment to developing the boys’ artistic and creative abilities. I became Head of Charities in 2018 and have since then greatly enjoyed encouraging and facilitating the boys to undertake an amazing array of challenges and volunteering for a huge variety of charities.