The Donors' Garden Party was held on Saturday 15 June
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Garden Party celebrates end of Campaign

Four hundred alumni and guests, Fellows, students and staff attended Saturday’s Donors’ Garden Party as we celebrated the conclusion of the 150th Anniversary Campaign.

The Campaign raised £23 million to support outreach, student bursaries, teaching and research, and capital projects. 

Master of Fitzwilliam College, Professor Nicola Padfield, took the opportunity to thank our donors and to express the College’s gratitude for their generosity and continued support.

Fitz Swing, Fitz Sirens and Fitz Barbershop provided the musical entertainment, while there were also giant bubbles and games, storytelling in the Tent of Wonderment and face painting.

Dr John Cleaver’s exhibition celebrating our first 150 years in the Chapel Crypt engaged many, and will remain on display throughout the summer. 

There were tours of the gardens, art and architecture, the recently-completed MCR, the refurbished student accommodation and the Olisa Library.

Lasdun’s Central Building, including the Lantern Roof, was reimagined as a cake, and we were all kept abreast of the racing from the river with a May Bumps board, which was updated live.

Thank you to all who came and made the day a success – we even had some sunshine! 

Click here for a full gallery of photos.

See this video of the cake’s construction.

The Donors' Garden Party was a celebration at the end of our Campaign
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