The Cricket Pavilion Appeal

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic and treasured vistas across the whole of the Leighton Park grounds is the view across the main cricket square to the 1934 cricket pavilion, an important, much treasured and beautiful building sat cradled in a magnificent woodland backdrop. Whilst the pavilion retains much of its building heritage, the passage of time has significantly reduced its usability and décor. Whilst serviceable, the building is showing its age and refurbishment will bring it up to modern standards and increase its longevity for future generations of male and female players. After consulting with the Old Leightonian Cricket Club, the School has committed to employ two dedicated tradespeople for the duration of the project. We are therefore seeking a contribution from Old Leightonians towards the materials costs to enable us to maximise the scope of the works. I am pleased to say that there have already been a number of generous donations from OLCC to get us started. The purpose of the current discussions is to seek contributions for at least a further £20k to support the project. All contributors will be acknowledged on plaque that will be displayed in the refurbished building.
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Leighton Park School Cricket Pavilion

How to make a donation

Leighton Park and the OLCC are enormously grateful for donations large and small towards this unique project. There are a number of ways to support it:

Download a donation form and send to: The Alumni Office, Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7ED; cheques payable to Leighton Park Trust please.

  • You can made a donation using a credit card over the phone by calling 0118 987 9600

Bank Transfer: please see further down the page.

Please remember to Gift Aid your donation to Leighton Park Trust. We can claim an additional £25 from the government for every £100 UK tax payers donate at no additional cost to you. If you pay tax at a higher rate, you can claim tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return. Download a Gift Aid Form


Cricket Pavilion

We do hope you agree that this is an exciting, practical and achievable proposal to deliver a high quality functioning pavilion for current and future generations of cricketers and wider users, whilst preserving and repairing the unique fabric and history of the structure. To once again be proud to invite guests, friends and visiting sporting teams to share in the use of this fine building will be a wonderful gift we can leave for future generations of pupils and Old Leightonians. We hope that the Old Leightonian Community will fully support this project to make this a reality in 2021.

Matthew LS Judd, Head

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Transnational Giving Europe is a philanthropic scheme that allows donors in participating European countries to give to charities in the UK, including Leighton Park Trust, and receive any tax advantages available in their country of residence.

In order to make a tax-efficient gift, donors should contact the partnership organisation of their country of residence and express a wish to make their donation to the Leighton Park Trust. The partnership organisation will contact CAF (the partnership organisation in the UK), who will then contact Leighton Park. The donor makes the gift to his or her home-country partnership organisation which then provides the donor with a tax receipt and transfers the gift to the beneficiary organisation.

For a list of participating countries please go to the Transnational Giving Europe website and click on your country of residence.

If you would like help with this process, please contact Penny Wallington, Alumni Relations Manager at Leighton Park.

The Leighton Park Trust is an approved institution with the British Schools & Universities Foundation (BSUF). BSUF was set up over 40 years ago to support British schools and universities in a tax efficient way.

To make a gift and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal I.D. Number 13-616-1189), a charitable organisation approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of their Code.

If you are a Canadian resident with US income you can also make a donation to BSUF and claim a deduction from the US IRS against your US income.

The Leighton Park Trust has a temporary US representative for BSUF, Mr John Stiller. If you would like to make contact with John, please email

Giving by Check
If you would like to make a donation by check, download a Donor Transmittal Form and send it to:

British Schools and Universities Foundation
575 Madison Avenue
Suite 1006
New York
NY 10022-2511

A preference for Leighton Park Trust should be expressed on the transmittal form not on your check which is to be drawn to the order of the British Schools & Universities Foundation. Such preferences are respected by the Foundation but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the I.R.S. BSUF will send you a receipt. If you wish the tax deduction in the current year, you should send your gift no later than four weeks before December 31st.

Giving by Credit Card
You can make one-time or regular donations by credit card using the Network for Good. Just follow the instructions on the BSUF website.

Making a Bequest
A provision may be made in your Will or Trust bequeathing money to the BSUF. To contact BSUF regarding a bequest please send an e-mail to

Other Ways to Give
Why not consider setting up a Charitable Remainder Unitrust or an Individual Retirement Account or giving securities. You can find more information on the BSUF website.

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