The Past Pupils of Don Bosco are the largest group in the Salesian Family, with an estimated world-wide membership of 3,000,000 in 53 National Federations and 920 local associations. In Great Britain there are an estimated 25,000 former pupils.
The Great Britain Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco used to have eight schools, three of which are now closed. Five of the schools have active associations.
On Sunday 9th November members of the Battersea Association gathered in the Sacred Heart Church. Read more...
The Battersea Old Boys have set up a new web site. Take a look at Maroon and Gold. (You will also find the link on the links page!)
Help inspire our young Salesians to become Salesians for Life
Promoting Salesian Chaplaincy in our schools
The outstanding generosity of Past Pupils, families and friends over the last 6 years has provided funds for water, electricity, scholarships and medical supplies to Salesian schools in West Africa, and most recently to Haiti for recovery after the earthquake.
Now we have the opportunity to help the 5000 pupils in English schools to expand their Salesian values and build a heritage for the future.
All our English schools are promoting Salesian values to their pupils through dedicated Chaplains and lay staff. This is our opportunity to assist their work through inspirational projects, such as:
To fund these projects we need to raise £12,500 by March 2011. You can make your donation (by cheque made out to 'Salesians of Don Bosco [PP Chaplaincy Project]') to the Past Pupil Associations in Battersea, Blaisdon, Cowley, Farnborough or Shrigley, or post direct to:
Chaplaincy Appeal 2010/2011
c/o Pat Howes: National Treasurer
3 Wisley Road, Battersea, SW11 6NF
(N.B. Please ensure that you complete a Gift Aid form - downloadable at www.salesians.org.uk - it could increase the value of your donation by 25%.)
Yours in Don Bosco
Salesians of Don Bosco UK is a Registered Charity (233779)
To promote social, sporting, and continuing formation activities for the benefit of its members, and share with the whole Salesian Family responsibility for the Mission to the young and poor.
On this site you can read an Open Invitation to present and past Salesian pupils. You can find Contacts at National and local level and Links to Salesians around the world. If you like your news in print, there is a National Newsletter and you will also find a Thought for the Month to ponder on.