The Whitgift Foundation releases new animation to raise awareness of its 420-year history in Croydon.

The Whitgift Foundation released their first ever animation on Tuesday 24 January to tell their story and share their fascinating history. The story begins more than four centuries ago with founder, Archbishop John Whitgift, in Croydon and takes viewers through to today where over 3,000 students are educated across its schools and nearly half of those pupils receiving financial assistance.  The charity also provides care for over 100 residents in its three care homes; offers support to the borough’s estimated 35,000 carers through the Carers’ Information Service as well as producing the Croydon Heritage Festival.

"As one of the oldest charities in Croydon, the Foundation has been a part of Croydon’s history for over 400 years and I hope this animation will help to make our story more accessible and raise awareness of our core charitable values to care for the elderly and educate the young." Martin Corney, Chief Executive, The Whitgift Foundation 

The Foundation worked with agency Yoke Ltd, to create the animation and Croydon resident and former Trinity student, Quentin Baroud provides the voiceover.

 

Watch The Whitgift Foundation origin story here.

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