2017 Annual Dinner

March 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Boston and County Club
Park Gates
Boston, Lincolnshire
Alumnui Secretary

Guest Speaker:  Daryl Upsall FInstF (BGS 1971-79)

Soon after graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Social and Political Sciences, Daryl began his career working in the national and international charity sector since when he has spent some 34 years working with over 240 non-profits in some 66 countries.

He has worked with such figures as Neil Kinnock, Harold Pinter, Julie Christie and Elton John. He was kissed by General Manuel Noriega in the midst of the Nicaraguan Revolution; Harold Pinter asked him to read and comment on his latest play; he introduced Graham Greene to Peter Gabriel; he collected an award from George Michael at the MTV Awards. He says he has never had a dull moment professionally.

Since 2001 Daryl has lived in Madrid. He owns a number of consulting and recruitment agencies in Spain and elsewhere that work for the world’s largest international charities, Red Cross and UN agencies.

Daryl Upsall FInstF is one of the few Fellows of the UK Institute of Fundraising and the outgoing Vice-Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals based in Washington, DC. His proudest moment in fundraising was being personally thanked by Nelson Mandela for raising over US$2.5 million in 6 months for his election campaign…with a zero budget.

Dress: Lounge Suits



Catering by Julie Holland, Boston County Club


Home-made Leek and Potato Soup

Warm bruschetta with goat’s cheese and red onion chutney

Fresh salmon mousse with smoked salmon on green leaves

Main Course

Boeuf Bourguignon with duchess potatoes

Roast breast of chicken with pea, bacon and parsley sauce

Sea Bass in garlic and ginger with Julienne potatoes

Vegetarian Lasagne (V)

Mushroom & Stilton Tartlet (V)

(All will be served with Seasonal Vegetables)


Homemade Apple Pie and Custard

Lemon Torte

Cheese and Biscuits

Coffee or Tea & Mints

There will be a Licensed Bar

The dinner is open to former students of Boston Grammar School together with current and former members of staff at the school, whether or not they are members of the Old Bostonian Association. You may also buy a ticket for a guest (not necessarily connected to BGS)

If you wish to visit the OBA Museum at the School whilst in Boston please contact Peter Sharman as above to make arrangements.

For full details of how to buy tickets, contact Peter Sharman or refer to the OBA blog.

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