Frensham Village Churches

St Mary’s Frensham Trust

Registered Charity No. 284613

ABOUT THE TRUST 

During the past 34 years St Mary’s Frensham Trust has made 498 donations to more than 160 different charities nominated by the parishioners of Frensham and Dockenfield, giving over £61,000 to good causes.  From small beginnings, the value of the Trust’s investments has grown to more than £85,000 enabling the investment income of £3,784 to be distributed to 19 worthy charities in 2015.

DONATIONS TO THE TRUST 

The capital held within the Trust has been accrued from individual donations, Gift-Aid tax rebates, legacies, fund raising events and investment growth.  In accordance with the Trust Deed, gifts are added to capital, and all grants are made out of investment income. This growing investment income provides a steady stream of funding to be donated to other charities.  Additional donations and legacies to our capital are most welcome, to increase the Trust’s giving in future years.  Please use Gift Aid where possible.  

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRUST

The Trust was set up by the late Mr S E Blackstone CBE.  It acts as a caring arm of the parish, by funding outward giving with zero administrative costs.  To preserve its close connection with the church, the Trustees are appointed by the Parochial Church Council (PCC).  It is established in perpetuity by a Trust Deed. Anyone registered on the Frensham and Dockenfield church electoral roll may nominate a suitable charity for a grant by the Trustees. 

To use the Trust, simply contact one of the Trustees and write in with your nomination.  Please enclose some of your chosen charity’s literature showing their work, and ideally including their latest accounts and Charity Number.  The Trustees meet in late autumn to approve grants.  A cheque from the Trust is then sent to each sponsor who forwards it directly to the charity of their choice.  In this way sponsors and recipients are brought together without any administrative overheads.

Please do use the Trust.  To everyone who would like to see our Church show that it has a real part to play in spreading the love of God in our world, please come forward and ask for our help.

MESSAGE FROM REV. JANE WALKER, FRENSHAM PARISH PRIEST

The recent recessional years have taken their toll on families and on many charities. Reduced financial giving has meant that charities themselves have had to cut back on their support for the most needy and vulnerable. General confidence to do with funding is low for charities.

The Christian church has always had ‘almsgiving’ - giving to the suffering, the sick, poor and needy - not only at its heart but also as a key Biblical foundational duty.  Charitable giving to good causes is an essential responsibility and action of the Church as a whole as the representative body of Christ on earth. As such the Church is about balance and equality and can be an effective tool in helping to restore confidence and good will in giving.

St. Mary’s Frensham Trust is unique in that it is totally supported by the congregation and Parish of Frensham and Dockenfield as a whole. As people generously donate to the capital of the St Mary’s Frensham Trust fund; this in turn generates, through careful and responsible investment, the continued future financial support of many local, national and international charities - all of which bring love, joy, care, life, fun and much more to the people they serve.

At a time when even the Church of England itself as a charity is struggling to make ends meet; because of St. Mary’s Frensham Trust; we, as your local church, can continue to give confidently and reassuringly to the many diverse charities that are nominated by local people who care passionately.

Be assured of our commitment - it is our privilege and a great joy to continue this support.   

CHARITABLE GRANTS IN 2013

In 2015 the Trustees approved donations to the following 19 Charities nominated by Frensham and Dockenfield parishioners.   

Charity

Number

Website

 

 

 

Alzheimer's Research

1077089

www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

Alzheimer's Society

296645

www.alzheimers.org.uk

Camp and Trek

1075478

www.campandtrek.org.uk

Canine Partners

803680

www.caninepartners.org.uk

Chiks Childrens Home

1076469

www.chikschildrenshomes.org.uk

College of St Barnabas

205220

www.st-barnabas.org.uk

Conquest Art

278538

www.conquestart.org.uk

Cystic Fibrosis Trust (Gene Therapy)

1079049

www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/genetherapy

Glad's House

1115744

www.gladshouse.com

Home Start in Waverley

1119141

http://homestartwaverley.org.uk

Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation

295716

https://jdrf.org.uk

Kingsley Organisation

297648

www.kingsleycentre.org.uk

Medecins Sans Frontieres

1026588

www.msf.org.uk

Pestalozzi

1098422

www.pestalozzi.org.uk

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

264501

www.pth.org.uk

Practical Action

247257

www.practicalaction.org.uk

St Mungo's Broadway

1149085

www.mungosbroadway.org.uk

The Vine Day Centre

1095915

www.thevinecentre.org.uk

Water Aid

288701

www.wateraid.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUSTEES 

Chairman: David Millais, Silverwood, Crosswater Lane, Churt, Farnham GU10 2JN  (01252) 794808  email contact for the trust

Secretary: Christine Allingham, Tytherley, The Street, Dockenfield, Farnham GU10 4HX   (01252) 795650

Treasurer: Peter James, Westhanger, Dockenfield, Farnham GU10 4HX   (01252) 793133

The Reverend Jane Walker   (01252) 792137

Mark Vardy   (01252) 792997    

Jane Wood   (01252) 795627