The name ‘University of Withywood’ originates from the home of our founder Anton Bantock (1933-2015) in Withywood, South Bristol, United Kingdom. We have been organising events in and around South Bristol, U.K. since the 1970s to help raise funds for the Sponsorship Fund and school projects abroad. For many years we used to operate as a Registered Charity but have now decided to go back to our original format due to the increase in bureaucracy involved.
We always have and will continue to run this organisation with no overhead costs, salaries or expenses. All donations go directly to helping young people with their education.
When money is donated it is either sent to individuals with whom we have built up a working relationship over the years, or we donate funds to Charities which we believe exist for good causes and are proving to provide positive assistance for children abroad. This is now carried out via telephone through our Co-Operate Community Bank Account.