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Vernon and Bourne Trust
The Vernon & Bourne Shrawley Charity: Registration No. 202031
Shrawley has gained over the years from a number of benefactors, some providing physical assets within the village whilst others have endowed charities, at least one going back almost 300 years. Their aim was the relief of the poor who were then found extensively within the community.
In the early 1970’s there remained four such charities; The Charity of Thomas Vernon, Thomas Vernon’s Educational Foundation, The Charity of Jane Bourne and the Charity of the Reverend Edward Burlton.
In 1977 Canon Barnish, then Rector of St Mary’s, along with his fellow Trustees brought together these four charities to form the Vernon and Bourne Charity. The assets are invested in in the COIF Charities Investment Fund administered by CCLA Investment Management Ltd. They currently produce an annual income approaching £2,000.
Under the terms of the Charity, the Trustees are able to provide help to two categories of applicant who must be resident in the Parish of Shrawley at the time the awards are determined:
Applications are normally invited by 1st November each year for consideration at a meeting later in the month. The value of any award is dependent on how many successful applications there are and cannot be guaranteed year on year. Any information provided is treated in the strictest confidence and made available only to the Trustees.
All applicants must be resident in the parish of Shrawley. Any information supplied will be treated in strictest confidence by the Trustees of the Charity.
Clerk: Mrs Tracy Gorrod
Mrs Cheryl Dorrell
Mrs Chris Dring
Mrs Lucy Edwards
Mrs Chris Freeman
Mrs Vanessa James
Mr John Westwood
Mr Paul Whitmore
The Trustees would also like to advise should any resident wish to make a legacy this would be very much appreciated.
Any legacy will be invested in full to produce a continuing income to provide help to the two categories of applicant identified in the text adjacent.
Such gifts to a Charity are normally free of Inheritance Tax provided your will is properly formulated.