City of Norwich School

CNS present cheque in memory of Paul Fisher

A cheque for £651.70 was presented to Malcolm Fuller, treasurer at Priscilla Bacon Lodge today, the result of the money raised at our Summer Concert in memory of Paul Fisher, the late Chair of Governors.  Margaret Fisher, Paul's wife also attended the presentation. 

From left to right: Jo Philpott, Headteacher at CNS, Malcolm Fuller, treasurer at Priscilla Bacon Lodge and Margaret Fisher, wife of the late Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher was Chair of Governors at CNS from 2012-18. In 2018 Paul was diagnosed with a brain tumour and was being cared for by his wife Margaret until his final days which were spent in the Priscilla Bacon Hospice.

As Chair of Governors, Paul embodied the Nolan principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. 

Paul had a great passion for school music and was always present with Margaret at concerts and Performing Arts events. Paul championed the teaching of music and instrumental lessons and was a key driver in the Year 7 music scholarships to ensure music remained an integral part of the learning and ethos at CNS.

As a result, the CNS music department felt it fitting to hold its Summer Concert this year in memory of Paul and collected donations for Priscilla Bacon during the evening.  The CNSA also contributed to the amount raised by very kindly donating all the proceeds from their refreshment sales.

Priscilla Bacon Lodge provides palliative care and specialist advice and support for any patients with life limiting illness and for those close to them. The Priscilla Bacon Support Group make grants to supplement the funding from the NHS, enabling patients and their relatives to have additional benefits such as special equipment, an ambulance or taxi provision. In addition funds have been set aside for a complete new hospice for the future. 

Jo Philpott, Headteacher said "Paul was a key part of school leadership and the strategic direction of the school. Paul and Jim Nixon built a lasting friendship through their work together and I too valued his support and guidance. Paul expertly found the balance of challenge and support that can be difficult as a Governor and his experience is greatly missed"