The Fawsett Trust
(Registered charity 201150)
This is a small charitable trust of longstanding that distributes its income to elderly, longterm residents of Chalfont St Giles in December each year. The income is dividend income supplemented by donations from local organisations, such as the Chalfont St Giles Playgroup and the Village Show.
Claim forms are completed by (or for) qualifying villagers, i.e. those aged over 65, living on limited incomes and resident in the village for at least 20 years. The distribution is in the form of vouchers and, since these are redeemable in exchange for goods, but only at any village retailer, there is a double benefit for the village as a whole. The total value of the vouchers in 2007 was £1,695, spread among 85 villagers. No administrative expenses are charged to the trust. The trustees include the Rector of the parish, two Parish Councillors and two others.
The scale of this charity is very small and yet the vouchers seem to be very gratefully received. It is rather sad that, in these modern times, there are still a number in the village to whom a small amount can make a real difference at Christmas. THE TRUST WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO RECEIVE ANY DONATIONS and these will be faithfully applied.
Further information may be obtained from Rev. Tim Stacey at The Rectory, 2 Deanway, or Mrs. Valerie Bayly-Jones at Russets, Back Lane (Tel: 01494 873776).
Updated September 2008