Security boss helps provide breakfasts at former school
A top London security firm boss whose bodyguards protect the rich and famous has stepped in to support the Northumberland school that set him on the road to success.
Bob Morrison a former Major in the British Army Reserve, owns Mayfair-based Sec-Tech, which provides close protection for VIPs from the UK and abroad and advises on personal and corporate security.
Over the years he has also kept a watchful eye on his former school, Lynemouth Country Primary School, now named Bishop’s Primary School – William Leech Campus.
It operates as part of Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust.
And when he learned it had applied to the Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club, which provides a nutritious pre-school breakfast for primary pupils, he stepped in to help by providing two years’ worth of sponsorship.
Bob, whose father Jim Morrison ran the Post Office at 47 Albion Terrace from 1958 until 1987, attended the primary school from 1963-69 before moving, at age 10, to King Edward VI Grammar School, Morpeth.
He said: “I received a great education at Lynemouth CP School and it has served me well throughout my life.
“It’s helped me achieve many things – 22 years with the Territorial Army in the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Logistics Corps, a commission at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and even an Honours Degree in International Business Studies with French and German – for which I am eternally grateful.
“For me, the opportunity to sponsor the Breakfast Club at my old school is simply a wonderful way to say thank you and it was also a pleasure to work with the Greggs Foundation, which made the whole process really easy.”
Amy Thompson, head of campus at Bishop's Primary School – William Leech Campus, said: “We have been completely blown away by Bob's generosity toward our school and on behalf of all of the staff and pupils, I'd like to extend a huge thank you to him and his team at Sec-Tech, as well as the team at the Greggs Foundation, for helping to make this possible.
“Breakfast is such an important meal for kick-starting children's metabolism, so being able to ensure that all of our pupils have eaten well before they begin their lessons each day is fantastic.”