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Alumni

Old Girls’ Association

Welcome to Belfast Royal Academy’s Old Girls' Association. The Association has members from all over the world and is comprised of female past pupils and teachers from the school. Each year we run a number of social events to encourage networking, build new friendships and renew old ones. Since 2016 the Association has been a registered charity set up to enhance the education of all pupils at Belfast Royal Academy.

Our Afternoon Tea events have been a huge success over the last few years, with venues being booked to capacity. The informal atmosphere is the perfect setting to catch up with friends and reminisce.

This year's event is being held on Saturday 8th October in the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick 2-5pm. Tickets are £27.50 per guest to include a glass of bubbles. Email braoldgirls@outlook.com to reserve your place now.

We are delighted that many of our Members support the annual London and Edinburgh Alumni Dinners, which are excellent events held in the Spring.

 

One of our most enjoyable events is the infamous hockey match, when a team of OGA Members takes on the skills of the current 1st XI. The camaraderie between the teams is fantastic to see and is definitely worth coming to watch. Currently the OGA team hold the winning cup!

 

Each May we host a virtual sale of hanging baskets, planters and window boxes. Collection is from the School on a designated date in May. This has been a very successful event for a number of years. The quality of the plants has been outstanding. Details of any forthcoming plant sales or our Christmas wreaths will be posted on this page

 

In 2020 we launched our very own ‘Wine Club’ in association with Mill Girls Cloud. Please click on the link below to order our bespoke ‘Crombie 1880’ case of wine.

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Support to the School

All funds raised by the Old Girls’ Association go towards funding initiatives within the school. In recent years we have funded a wide range of projects including:

  • Design and creation of house logos and flags
  • Installation of crest on the Darbyshire Building
  • Purchase of a drone to record school events
  • Funding of a Listening Service
  • Contribution towards a digital camera for the Art Department
  • Contribution towards the hockey tower at Roughfort
  • Contribution towards a hockey coach
  • Contribution towards Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme kit
  • Financial support for pupils to attend Villiers Park
  • Support for Sixth Year pupils attending the BRA Business Breakfast
  • Purchase of ukuleles for Ben Madigan
  • Purchase of Chrome Books for the English Department

Joining the Association

Our annual membership fee is just £5, which helps us raise additional funds for the School. If you wish to join (or re-register if you were a member prior to 2016), please complete the membership form below.

*Fields designated with * are compulsory to complete.
You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any point by contacting us.
Your information will continue to be held on our database to ensure no further contact is made.
 

If you are a UK tax payer, please fill out the gift aid form below and return via email to developmentoffice@belfastroyalacademy.net

 

Gift Aid Scheme

Gift Aid is a scheme which allows the School as a charity to recover some of the tax which you, as a UK taxpayer, have already paid, or will pay, to the Inland Revenue, at the basic rate of income tax on the gross amount of each donation you make to the School.

If you are a tax payer, by completing this Gift Aid Declaration, the school will receive an additional 25p for every £1 contributed, at no extra cost to yourself. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you also benefit by signing this form, as you can receive tax relief of 20% of the gross value of the contribution made by completing the Gift Aid section in your Self Assessment return.

  • Gift Aid Declaration

The Old Girls’ Association is also registered with Easyfundraising, which is an easy way to help us raise funds at no additional cost to you. The Association earns commissions from online purchases made by our members on popular shopping sites such as Amazon, Currys and Marks and Spencers.

So when you are next shopping online simply click www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/braoldgirlsassoc/?q=bra&cat=cause-autosuggest then shop as normal. A donation will be made to The Old Girls’ Association based on a percentage of what you spend online, at no extra cost to you!

Other ways to help

If you would like to help out in anyway, from joining our committee, to volunteering within school or assisting with work experience placements, please do email us braoldgirls@outlook.com. We would be delighted to hear any ideas and your thoughts on future initiatives as we are keen to make the Old Girls’ Association a successful and vibrant association for everyone, from the day they leave school.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you or meeting you at one of our forthcoming events.

 

Old Girls’ Association Gallery

House Flags
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Get in touch

Our office is open 8:15am - 4:15pm Monday to Friday.