‘We who have benefited pass on the gift.’
Some of the Founder Donors explain why they have donated to the Anthony Morris Foundation.
I am Alan Wong from Hong Kong. I attended Concord College from 1965 to 1967 studying “O” & “A” Level Arts. At that time Concord College at Tunbridge Wells was a small college with about 70 students. There were only 6 students in the A-Level Arts class. We studied British Constitution, History and Economics, all three subjects were taught by a newly arrived young and eager teacher, Mr Anthony Morris. Our group of students used to joke that we can hear Mr. Morris’ voice even in our sleep.
After Concord, I went to University in Canada and later the United States. I had a Bachelor degree in Economics, another in Hotel Administration and a Master degree in Public Administration. My career path was diverse over the years. I was in senior management in garment manufacturing and retailing in Hong Kong and Singapore. I was General Manager of two Country Clubs and later I became a Hotel Management consultant.
When I learned that Concord College intended to establish an Anthony Morris Foundation two years ago, I was delighted to make a donation. My donation to the Foundation is to show my gratitude to the school for having given me a good education, and to Mr Morris for his contribution to Concord College as teacher and principal. He not only is a great teacher to his students, he is also a good friend to many of them after they left Concord.
I wish to encourage anyone connected with Concord College to give generously to the Foundation, which will be your way to help future generations of deserving young students, who may not be able to afford the fees, to have the chance to benefit from a Concord education.
Dr Kuen Ting Chan
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist MBCHB ( Manchester ); FRCOG (UK); DRCOG (UK); FHKCOG ( Hong Kong); FHKAM ( Hong Kong)
I attended Concord College between 1965 and 1968. I had a wonderful time at the college. I also enjoyed our football matches and table tennis competitions. I was made prefect of White House in my final year at the college.
After completing my A Level studies at Concord College I was accepted by the London Hospital Medical School to study Medicine something I had been working towards for many years. However I was forced to give up my place due to familial financial difficulties. I was devastated but accepted the reality. I returned to Hong Kong to start working to pay the bills and to support the family. I was discouraged and disheartened and never thought I’d be able to find my vocation again.
Had it not been for the help of Mr Tony Morris, for his above and beyond academic support I would not, two years later been given unconditional offers form Manchester, Sheffield and Cardiff University Medicals Schools. I chose to attend Manchester Medical School where I received a full scholarship for 5 years and this was the place I met my wife and where I had my lovely family. I continued to do my specialist training in Manchester in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and qualified as a member and fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, England.
So to this and to my career I owe Mr Tony Morris. It gives me enormous joy and pride to be able to make a donation to the Anthony Morris Foundation and to honour such a great man who has touched and changed so many lives. I wish to encourage more Concordians to donate generously to the Foundation as it will benefit students whose families would not have been able to afford a Concord education.
Dr Peter Y P Wat
I joined Concord College in 1965 and finished my ‘O’ and ‘A’ level subjects there. I left Concord in 1968 and entered The London Hospital Medical College to study Dentistry. I am currently the director of a multidisciplinary dental clinic in Hong Kong.
My days in Concord were the times in my life when constructive and serious studying was the only name of the game. All of my contemporaries in the school were so diligent and serious in their study, I felt like the odd man out if I didn’t do likewise. We had kind and dedicated teachers making each subject an enjoyable and meaningful venture. The environment at Concord nowadays is very well equipped for each individual subject discipline and at the same time provides comfortable living accommodation for each student.
I feel so proud to be in an alumni of Concord and I am confident that Concord will continue to strive along the pathway of academic successes under the capable hands of the Principal Mr. Neil Hawkins and his team.
The establishment of the Anthony Morris Foundation is a gallant achievement. It allows deserving students with good academic potential who unfortunately might not able to afford the school fees to reach their goal. The input of high quality students will definitely elevate the academic standards at Concord to a higher level. I am honoured to be one of the patrons in the Foundation and it is my sincere wish that more people will participate in this prestigious act of good faith.