Henry Morris Pledge Letter
13 October 2014
As you may be aware, Impington Village College is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. We had a very successful weekend on 13-14 September marking the opening of the College in 1939 and we have welcomed in a full programme of events running throughout the academic year.
The core and original building of IVC is Grade I listed, meaning that it is recognised as a nationally significant building with historic and architectural importance that needs to be restored and protected. During the summer, the first stage of restoration works commenced on the interior and exterior of the Gropius Hall and Prom. Funding has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Wolfson Foundation, with crucial support and seed funding from the Parents, Staff, and Friends Association (PSFA).
We have also been fortunate enough to receive support from the Henry Morris Memorial Trust who, to help match the grant award requirement, have pledged 400 books to the College. The money raised from the selling of these books, titled "Henry Morris: The Cambridgeshire Village Colleges and Community Education", will go towards further restoration, protection and preservation work at iVc.
We still have a number of copies available so if you have any fond memories of IVC, feel you owe a debt of gratitude in any way, or would simply like to support the preservation of this important building, please pledge £10. In return you will receive a copy of the new biography telling the colourful story of Henry Morris' creation of the Village Colleges. The 400 pledges will raise £4000 towards the restoration programme.
I hope that you will join Impington Village College in its goal to raise £4000 to ensure that we can continue to serve the needs of your children and the community in a fully functioning, historically accredited building.