On Wednesday 8th November, a representative from the Burnbake Trust visited school, which allowed us to hand over a donation of £320.65, monies raised by L1R during a charity fund-raising day last term.
The Trust was founded by Jean Davis in 1968 to help offenders and ex-offenders to keep out of the penal system, by introducing them to the arts. It was registered as a charity in 1975 and has now diversified into helping disadvantaged local people, by supplying them with low cost furniture and household goods donated by the public. People who may be homeless and in dire situations, are referred to the Trust by Social Services and other agencies, and given essential necessities to meet their needs.
Money, raised through two shops and warehouses in Wilton and Tisbury, provides the wherewithal to cover the running costs of the charity, which is totally self- funding.
A letter of thanks received from the charity can be read here.