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Telethon 2021

canford telethon 2021

Canford embarked on a bi-annual programme of regularly telephoning alumni in 2019, and the results have started to produce some transformative changes to the lives of our pupils in receipt of a bursary.  Telethons are an excellent opportunity for alumni to be updated on news from Canford, for us to answer any questions you may have and ask for feedback, to share experiences and for our young OCs to learn more about potential career paths open to them. We are very grateful for the support we receive. This has made a huge difference to our bursary recipients. Thank you.

​To find out more about how your support has had a positive impact click here.

What is a Telethon?

A Telethon offers us the opportunity, first and foremost, to keep in touch with you and let you know what's going on in and around Canford. Our OC callers relish the opportunity to speak with alumni and both parties continue to enjoy the conversations. Secondly, it offers you a chance to hear about the Martin Marriott Foundation for bursaries at Canford. Although an important part of our telethon campaign, it is not all about fundraising and we hope that you enjoy exchanging experiences with a recent leaver.

​We recruit up to 13 OC callers who we pay for their time. The campaign is being run remotely this year but OCs continue to enjoy this opportunity to chat with alumni and develop new transferable skills for their CVs.

our telethon callers