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Charitable trust winds up business

Left to right, Suzanne Green Charitable Trust secretary David Briffett, chairman Peter Lusher, Gordon McConnell, chairman of Age UK Vivien Lyth, Ron Glaysher and trust treasurer Chris Holmes

Left to right, Suzanne Green Charitable Trust secretary David Briffett, chairman Peter Lusher, Gordon McConnell, chairman of Age UK Vivien Lyth, Ron Glaysher and trust treasurer Chris Holmes

The Suzanne Green Charitable Trust, which has provided for the elderly people of the Horsham District for 23 years wound up last week and paid its balance over to the district’s Age UK branch.

At the branch’s annual review chairman of the Trust Peter Lusher and founding trustee David Briffett presented Age UK with the final two cheques from the trust totalling £103,650, officially marking the end of the trust’s existence.

The Trust was founded by seven directors of the West Sussex County Times when its owner Suzanne Green died in 1989. Since then it has continued her vision.

Mr Lusher presented cheque for £100,000 to be spent specifically on continuing the work at the Suzanne Green Day Centre and helping the elderly and frail people of the Horsham district.

Mr Briffett, who was editor of the County Times when he became the trust’s first secretary, then presented a second cheque for the remaining bank balance of £3,650, which can be spent on anything the branch wishes.

He said: “I am confident that Mrs Green, who I knew very well, would be thrilled to know how much has been spent on the Horsham community and how her money has been put to very good use.”

The Trust was founded by seven directors of the West Sussex County Times when its owner Suzanne Green died in 1989.

Outgoing chairman at Age UK Horsham district Lyth said: “Without the support of the Suzanne Green Charitable Trust Age Concern, now Age UK, would not have been able to deliver services to those very, very deserving and needy people in the district who need care, have needed care and will continue to need care.

“With this momentous donation we feel sure we will be able to honour the name of Suzanne Green for many years to come.”

 

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