Mary Hare was extremely sad to learn of the death of Sir Philip Wroughton KCVE, KStJ. Sir Philip was the founder of The Mary Hare Foundation in 1992, along with a group of like-minded individuals who wanted to raise funds for Mary Hare School. Sir Philip took a keen interest in the School and his legacy will be the many major developments undertaken by the Mary Hare Foundation since it was established. As Chairman of the Mary Hare Foundation until 1996, Sir Philip led the fundraising campaign to raise funds for a new 6th Form Centre for Mary Hare School, which was built in 1995. The Centre bears his name, known as the Wroughton Centre, and enabled the School to double the number of pupils in the 6th form.
Sir Philip also helped Mary Hare immensely during his time as Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (1995 - 2008). He facilitiated a number of visits to the School by members of the Royal Family including Princess Margaret and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Kirsten Loyd, daughter of Sir Philip, has been Chairman of the Mary Hare Foundation since 2006 and continues with the work her father began nearly 20 years ago.
Sir Philip will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with the Wroughton family at this time.