Serving Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Northwest of England

Trusts

The Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit is connected with two charitable trusts:

Fred Pendlebury Trust Legacy

Registered Charity No. 242863

The Trust was established under the will of a Warrington businessman, Mr Fred Pendlebury.

It is an independent charity but the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit appoints three of the trustees and provides a base for the Trust Administrator.

It exists to offer assistance to anyone in need who is over 50 years of age and lives or was born in the Warrington area.

There are seven Trustees who meet twice a year. Between meeting grants of up to £500 (£1,000 in emergency situations) can be approved by the Chair and Deputy Chair at their discretion.

Individuals may apply directly on their own behalf, or friends or relations may apply for them. Whilst some evidence of need is required, applications supported by Social Services, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Golden Gates Housing Trust or other similar organisations are generally regarded as bona fide cases.

Here are some of the ways The Trust can help:
• Access equipment
• Domestic furnishings
• Kitchen Appliances
• Essential repairs and decorations
• Medical appliances
• Annual prescription certificate
• Funeral expenses
• Floor coverings

This list is not exhaustive and other requests will be considered.

For more information about the Trust or to request a grant application form contact:

Mrs Chris Ralston Trust Administrator
Mobile: 07847 472416 Office: 01925 652228
Email: Trusts@nullsvmc.org.uk
Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Jackson Trust

Charity Number 505907

The Trust was established under the will of John and Eliza Jackson.It was originally created to benefit the congregation members of Moore Methodist Church who were deserving or in need. Following the closure of Moore Methodist Church the Charity Commission gave permission for the trust to be used by Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit to benefit congregation members deserving or in need in any of the churches who were part of the former Warrington Circuit. The definition of congregation member also includes those on the community roll although the Charity Commission requires evidence of a strong Methodist connection.

Churches in the former Warrington Circuit include: Antrobus, Bold Street, Hood Manor, Latchford, Lymm, New Song, Padgate, Penketh, Rixton, St Martin’s, St Philip’s and Stockton Heath.

The Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit is the designated trustee of the Jackson Trust, However, there are also three individual day-to-day managing trustees who agree individual grant requests.

There is no age limit on who can apply to the trust, as long as the requirements mentioned above are met. All applications need to be supported by a minister or support worker of the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit.

Examples of grants approved recently include assistance with food bills, white goods, medical equipment and clothing.

For more information about the Trust or to request a grant application form contact:

Mrs Chris Ralston Trust Administrator
Mobile: 07847 472416
Office: 01925 652228
Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays