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Bentley has supported an event to raise funds to support students from less privileged backgrounds, who attend Clifton College, where W.O. Bentley studied.

10 Oct 2019 | International News : U.K.


Bentley has supported an event to raise bursary funds to support students from less privileged backgrounds who attend Clifton College, where W.O. Bentley studied in his childhood. The bi-annual Percival dinner, held on 5 October, raised $127,000 and was attended by parents and old Cliftonians.

Clifton College was where W.O. Bentley developed his love for engineering, which ultimately led him to found Bentley Motors
Clifton College is one of the leading Public Boarding Schools in the U.K. W.O. Bentley himself attended the prestigious school, where he was reported to 'have found most lessons dull with the exception of Sciences'.

W.O also played cricket for the College, once batting for over an hour, only to gain a single run. Nevertheless, Clifton College was where W.O. developed his love for engineering, which ultimately led him to found Bentley Motors in July 1919.

The evening was supported by Bentley Bristol, which displayed a Bentayga Speed and a Mulsanne during the guests' arrival, and offered a tour of the Bentley Motors factory as part of a charity auction, which contributed towards the overall fundraising on the night.

Meanwhile, the dinner is named after Dr. John Percival, the founding Headmaster who was a Victorian visionary and a strong believer in science and the education of women. All proceeds from the evening will go towards bursary support for deserving pupils.
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