21 March 2014 marks the 400th anniversary of the Founder's Day service, which gives thanks to The Whitgift Foundation's Founder, Archbishop John Whitgift, who laid the foundation stones of what are now called the Whitgift Almshouses on 22nd March 1596.

Below is a facsimile of a report in the Daily Telegraph published 29 March 1930, detailing the Founder's Day of that year.