A new memorial bursary has been established in memory of a beloved former educator of Chevalier College.
The Chris Topp Memorial Bursary will provide tuition funds for “worthy young people who would not otherwise have had the opportunity for an education at Chevalier College in the MSC tradition.”
“As well as a financial means test, the criteria for awarding the bursary includes seeking the attributes and aptitude of diverse, active involvement in school life that Chris Topp himself encouraged and exemplified throughout his time at Chevalier,” a statement from the school read.
Chris Topp was a teacher at Chevalier College for more than 40 years, serving in numerous roles from subject master to deputy principal before becoming the first lay chair of the college board of directors.
While Mr Topp succumbed to cancer in 2016, the college has established the bursary to ensure his legacy lives on.
The bursary is an initiative of the Chevalier College Foundation, which in conjunction with Films in the Southern Highlands (FISH), will host a screening of The Shawshank Redemption at Empire Cinemas in Bowral on Thursday, October 25.
There will be drinks and snacks at 6pm, and the film will commence at 7pm.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased via TryBooking at https://www.trybooking.com/YFVP.
The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, the same year as the first Films In the Southern Highlands (FISH) presentation, for whom Chris Topp was the President, and is a story of resilience, hope and ingenuity in the face of all kinds of adversity.
All money raised will go towards the Chris Topp Memorial Bursary Appeal.
For more information, or to make a direct donation, visit: www.shieldandheart.org.au/campaigns/christoppbursary/
All donations over $2 to the Chris Topp Memorial Bursary Fund are tax deductible.
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