Golf Day raises £30,000

Wow £30,000 – that’s how much we raised from our fundraising golf day, that’s incredible!

A fantastic day was had by all, even Trustee Eddy Dempsey, who tee’d off first and promptly managed to lose the first ball of the day! Just short of 100 golfers took part, enjoying a fantastic day of golf followed by music and magic on the terrace, a delicious three course dinner, a fabulous auction and raffle.

Congratulations to the winning team Ray Devlin, Mick Martin, Sean McHugh and Hugh Kirkland all members of Stanmore Golf Club pictured below with Kevin Daly and Niall O’Shea, representatives from our platinum sponsors JRL Group Ltd, and well done to the runners up.

Thank you to everyone involved in making this day happen, and a special thanks to all our sponsors JRL Group Ltd, Glencar Construction, Invennt, O’HARA BROS. SURFACING LIMITED, O’Malley Haulage Ltd, Rochford Construction Limited, Amery Construction, Aneataprint, HIRETEST LIMITED, London Irish Rugby Club, Mitchellson, Martin Reilly, SearchCo Limited, Toureen Group.

Sweet Challenge

Business Volunteers sweet challenge

DDF part funded “The sweet challenge” for Salvatorian Year 10 and 11 pupils. Supported by a team of volunteers, pupils were set into teams of 4/5 and had to establish a business team (CEO, finance, marketing, production) and design a product, identify a target market, cost it, package it, and prepare a pitch – all in the space of 4 hours!

The results were outstanding with the energy and creativity testament to the enthusiasm of the pupils. One teacher advised the participants were “buzzing” for days afterwards. The winning team even tried to directly sell their product to the volunteers! Creativity, team work, leadership, finance and business skills all encompassed in this one session.

The weight is over!

The Deo Duce Foundation is delighted to announce that it has purchased a package of equipment for use in the new activity studio at Salvatorian College.

The package includes weights, plus goals, stands and nets for volleyball, badminton and netball as well as some protective floor covering, at a total cost of just over £12k.

Golf Day Details

UPDATE: Golf Day tickets are selling fast so if you would like to join us, please make sure you get in touch soon to avoid disappointment!

We are delighted to be able to confirm the details of our Golf Day to be held on Friday 10th September at Stanmore Golf Club.

Tickets are priced at £100 and the ticket price includes:

Complimentary on course refreshment
Post golf canapes and music on the terrace
3 course dinner
Live music and dancing

To purchase tickets or for further information:


M: Martin Reilly 07971 028771

M: Eddy Dempsey 07772 816451

Sponsorship opportunities available.

Save the date: Golf Day

We will be holding a fundraising Golf Day on 10th September at Stanmore Golf Club.

More details to follow so watch this space!

Life-skills and workplace programme update

Karen O’Connor of Business Education Events is seen supporting pupils at Salvatorian College in the programme funded by DDF.

The DDF funded life-skills and workplace preparation programme at Salvatorian College is underway and has been well received by staff and pupils, with positive feedback from the business volunteers who have taken part.

Two new trustees join Deo Duce Foundation

Deo Duce Foundation is happy to announce that two long standing, professional Harrow residents – Bridget Outtrim and Martin Reilly – have agreed to join the Board of Trustees.

Bridget Outtrim has lived in North Harrow for many years and has a keen interest in children’s education, supporting the schools to which her children attended and helping to establish the Salvatorian College alumni group. She is currently a director with Savills in its Industry and Logistics team.

“I am delighted to become involved in this charity and so impressed by the way Salvatorian old boys have stepped up to support local young people and give back to their community.”

Martin Reilly is a past pupil of Salvatorian College, which his two sons also attended; he has served on the school PTA as well as being a long-standing member of Old Salvatorians FC. He recently left Keir, having been a Regional Director and has established his own construction services consultancy.

“I am absolutely delighted to support the foundation and had no reservations whatsoever in accepting the invitation. I’ve spent much of my working life creating and providing opportunities for young people from all backgrounds and with varying skill sets and I see this role as a perfect extension of that.”

Eddy Dempsey, Chair of Trustees, welcomed the appointment of Bridget and Martin: “Between them, Bridget and Martin have a wealth of knowledge of Harrow and the needs of young people and will bring this knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to the Board to further support the development of this young charity.”

Funding agreed for Shaftesbury High Special Needs School

Deo Duce Foundation is pleased to announce that it has agreed funding for the provision of careers and workplace insight, independent living, CV preparation and interview skills, for students at Shaftsbury High Special Needs School. The programme will be delivered by Business Education Events (BEE) and will reach up to 50 students involving up to 25 business volunteers over four months. Provision will be a combination of remote learning and face to face when current restrictions allow.

Shaftsbury High School is a special needs school located in the London Borough of Harrow for students, aged between 11 and 19, with learning, emotional, behavioural, autistic, communication, medical, physical, sensory and social needs.

Careers Leader, Deborah Stone, says “We are grateful for the Deo Duce Foundation for providing us with the opportunity to work with Business Education Events. The challenge for young people with disabilities to find employment has always been a struggle and even more so in this difficult and challenging time. The opportunity to meet with employers and have this bespoke employability skills training, not only strengthens the aspirations and attainment for our students, but helps and supports their journey from school out into the community and beyond.

Business Education Events is a social enterprise providing dynamic, fun and interactive programmes introducing young people to the world of work utilising an extensive network of businesses, business volunteers and professions.