Felmersham & Radwell
Felmersham & Radwell Community Care
The purpose of this web page is to make public the basic details of the Felmersham & Radwell Community Trust, so that the residents of Felmersham and Radwell can be aware of its origin, its objectives, and the way it is intended to be run.

Margaret Alleway's Bequest

The late
Margaret Alleway bequeathed the residue of her estate to the Felmersham and Radwell Community Care “for their general purposes”. When the estate administration was completed, that residue amounted to approximately £230,000.

Charitable Trust

Advice was taken by those in charge of the Community Care organisation, as to the best way to handle and manage this substantial sum; that advice (from lawyers specialising in this type of work) was to incorporate and to register a charitable trust, responsible for the administration of the bequest.
Accordingly, the Felmersham and Radwell Community Trust became officially registered as a charity in February 2004.

The Trustees

The organisers of the Community Care, as the original beneficiary of Margaret Alleway’s will, have invited a group of six village residents to be the administrators of the new Trust, and to be registered with the Charity Commission as its Trustees.
The Trustees are Peter Hartop, Jeffrey Stokley, Gillian Whiteway, Patrick Doyle and Chris Spoor. They are responsible for all aspects of running the Trust.

Summary of Trust Objectives

i) to provide help with domestic support, for the elderly, sick, disabled, or those in need within the two villages, in co-operation with other relevant providers of such help; and

ii) to provide facilities for social welfare, recreation and leisure, again in co-operation with other relevant organisations, for the benefit of the inhabitants of these villages.

Grant Application Form (PDF File)

Felmersham and Radwell Community Trust Funding Awards - 2004 to 2020

Trust News: New Nave Altar Dedicated to Margaret
The Trust has chosen to record their appreciation of Margaret Alleway's generosity by presenting to St Mary's Church a nave altar to her memory. Margaret was a regular worshiper at the church.

Over the last few years a temporary nave altar was used in St Mary's Church to assess reactions to this innovative idea. The response has been favourable so this portable altar has been installed which can easily be moved for non-communion services.
In memory of
Margaret Alleway
1926 - 2002
A generous benefactor
to this parish

The wording on the
altar plaque

The Margaret Alleway Memorial Garden
Purchase of Land by The Trustees - January 2007
The Trustees of the Felmersham and Radwell Community Trust (FRCT) were originally unsuccessful in their bid for the plot of river frontage land adjacent to the Jubilee Lawn. However, all bids were reconsidered and the Trust's bid was accepted, contracts were exchanged and this plot of land now belongs to the villages of Felmersham and Radwell, but will be held in trust by the FRCT.

After a lot of hard by villagers a useful river frontage amenity for villagers was created.  The hedge between the land and the public slipway has been retained because the Jubilee Lawn area belongs to the County Council and the Margaret Alleway Memorial Garden belongs to the parish.

Above: The Margaret Alleway Memorial Garden, March 2007

 Margaret Alleway Memorial Garden Opened - August 2007

The Margaret Alleway Memorial Garden was opened on Sunday 19 August 2007. The land was purchased by the Felmersham and Radwell Community Trust as a memorial to the Trust's benefactor and to provide a parish recreational area next to the River Ouse.
The garden is managed by the Parish Council.

The photograph above shows the chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Peter Hartop, giving an opening address during a lunchtime parish gathering and picnic. The garden was formerly opened by Truus Boyce (left) who was a personal friend of Margaret Alleway. 19 August 2007

Video of Garden (1.6MB)   |  Garden Panoramic (554KB)
Grant Application Form (PDF File)

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