Charitable Trust Photo Gallery

RSSG Waterloo branch Chairman, Bob Smith, presenting grant certificate to Ann Lovelace MBE, from the Orpheus Centre

RSSG Waterloo branch Chairman, Bob Smith, was at long last able to undertake the Presentation of the RSSG Charitable Trust Match funded grant Certificate to Ann Lovelace  MBE, of The Orpheus Centre.  This presentation took place on 20th April 2022 at the time of the RSSG Waterloo branch St George’s Day lunch.

The RSSG Charitable Trust were delighted to be able to support this worthy cause, with specialist equipment which included the printing of 100 ‘Disgraceful Cats’ books, a copy of which Ms Lovelace is holding in the photograph.

 

THE COMMONWEALTH RESOUNDS .. Pan African Choir Uganda

May I take this opportunity to register our deep appreciation for the generous grant from the RSSG Charitable Trust, via The Commonwealth Resounds.  This has enabled the Pan African Choir (Uganda) to participate, with other Choirs, by recording (audio, video, and editing) the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons Celebration Song.  This special Song will be sung and shown at the time of the sunset, on 2nd June 2022, when Beacons throughout the United Kingdom, The Commonwealth and HM’s Territories are lit in celebration of HM’s 70-year Reign.

Simon Yiga AFCM (African Federation of Choral Music) Representative (Uganda) & PACU Choir Artistic Director.

To hear the Choir singing the Platinum Jubilee Beacons Celebration Song please go to:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ykN9-n1Fzz_FIIV0hcQuG0-9W3wH71FF/view?usp=sharing

Presentation of Grant Certificate to Mr Ben Eydmann, CEO of The MahaDevi Yoga Centre.

On Saturday 5th March 2022, RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers had the privilege of meeting and presenting the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Mr Ben Eydmann, CEO of The MahaDevi Yoga Centre at their HQ’s in Islington, London.

The MahaDevi Yoga Centre is dedicated to working therapeutically with children and young people with disabilities and additional or complex needs.  To additionally raise funds for the Centre, a café style kitchen was installed so that parents could have coffee/tea and cake etc, whilst waiting for their young people undergoing treatment, rather than their going off to the local Costa/MacDonalds/Nero.  The RSSG Charitable Trust grant assisted with the installation of the kitchen facilities.

 

Criminon UK cheque presentation

Ten young people have been assisted to help with their onward journey in life, via a distant learning ‘Life Skills Course’ organised by Criminon UK.  This course funded by the RSSG Charitable Trust.  On 6th February 2022, Shirley Hankers, the RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary and Haslemere Hon Life President presented, at the RSSG Haslemere branch ‘HM Queen Elizabeth II Accession 70th Platinum Anniversary’ lunch, the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate, to Mrs Alison Daniels and Mr Phil Tyler, of Criminon UK.

Sussex Branch cheque presentation to the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity

Along with Kelly Wiggins and Sophia, who were visiting the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity centre; Debra Elliott, Communication and Fundraising Executive, of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, were pleased to accept the RSSG Charitable Trust match-funded grant cheque and grant Certificate, from the RSSG Sussex branch Chairman, Arun Agarwal.

Dame Vera Lynn had been an Honorary member of the Sussex branch.

 

The Chairman of the Sussex branch, Arun Agarwal presented the RSSG Charitable Trust cheque and Grant Certificated to the Chairman of HART, Mr Eric Williams

HART is an independent charity which supports the South East Coast Ambulance Service by providing response to life-threatening or potentially life-threatening emergencies.  The Royal Society of St George Charitable Trust are pleased to be able to match-fund the donation from the RSSG Sussex branch, which enables further equipment to be purchased for the people within Henfield and surrounding area.

 

Sea Cadets London Area, Greenwich 2021 – Trafalgar Day Parade 2021

On Sunday 24th October 2021 the RSSG Charitable Trust Chairman, Bob Smith, along with the RSSG Chairman, Joanna Cadman, following The London Area Sea Cadets Trafalgar Day Parade 2021, at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, presented to James Bryan RNR, Executive Warrant Officer of The London Area Sea Cadets the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate.  The RSSG Charitable Trust were delighted to be able to support this Trafalgar Day Parade with a grant towards subsistence for attending Sea Cadets.

(The RSSG Charitable Trust would like to thank Sandra Rowse of sandrarowsephotography.com for permitting us to use her photograph)

 

St George’s Chorister – 2021-2022

On the first Sunday of Advent 2021, 28th November, Edmund Hogg was installed as the fourth RSSG St George’s Chorister within Christ Church with All Saints, St Ewen and St George, Bristol. Edmund was presented with the St George’s Collar and RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate by RSSG Charitable Trust Trustee, Dennis Stinchcombe MBE. Our utmost Congratulations go to Edmund upon attaining this Honour.

 

RSSG Westminster Branch presenting a cheque to the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity

On Friday 19th November 2021 Chairman of the RSSG City of Westminster branch, Alan Broomhead, with fellow branch Member, Dennis Ramsey, were pleased to present an RSSG match funded grant cheque for £600.00 to Glenys Creese, Head of Centre and Debra Elliot Communications and Fund Raising Executive.  Also, in attendance at this Presentation, but taking the photograph, was Nick Dutt, Chair of Trustees of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity and who is also Deputy Chairman of the RSSG and an RSSG Charitable Trust Trustee.

 

Wisbech Sea Cadet Corps .. RSSG Fenland branch Presentations

Friday 22nd October 2021 saw, due to Covid-19 restrictions, at long last RSSG Fenland branch Chairman, Brian Kierman, along with fellow Fenland branch Members, able to present framed Certificates, to the Wisbech Sea Cadet Corps at TS Falcon, Hon Membership and Affiliation to the RSSG.  At this time Brian Kierman was also able to Mark the donation made by the RSSG Charitable Trust, of £1,000.00, to the Wisbech Sea Cadet Corps to assist with replacement, within TS Falcon, of the Unit’s failed heating system.  The RSSG Charitable Trust Presentation Certificate had previously been received by the WSCC.

The Gloucestershire RSSG chair Mrs Pat Ayres MBE presented a certificate to The Red Horse Foundation based in Thrupp.

After several months of waiting to make sure everyone would be ‘safe’ the Gloucestershire RSSG chair Mrs Pat Ayres MBE presented a certificate to The Red Horse Foundation based in Thrupp, Gloucestershire on behalf of the RSSG Charitable Trust. Do please visit the website if interested in learning more. www.redhorsefoundation.org One of the quotes – ‘Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it.’ I know I will never forget this visit.

Chairman of our Haslemere branch presenting the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Presentation certificate to Mr Barraud, Deputy Head of Woolmer Hill School.

After a long, but understandable delay, Sara-Jane Gray, Chairman of our Haslemere branch was able to present the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Presentation certificate to Mr Barraud, Deputy Head of Woolmer Hill School; The Royal Society of St George Charitable Trust was able to sponsor the super school initiative – ‘Activities Week’. This, during a week in the summer term, the students, thanks to generous donations such as this, had the opportunity to have new and exciting experiences in Sports, Music, Catering and the Arts, and to go on trips visiting places, the price of which may otherwise have been prohibitive.

Bletchley Park RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate Presentation by RSSG Charitable Trust Chairman, G R (Bob) Smith to Jake Geelan, Development Officer, Bletchley Park Trust.

Bletchley Park RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate Presentation by RSSG Charitable Trust Chairman, G R (Bob) Smith to Jake Geelan, Development Officer, Bletchley Park Trust. Block E Learning Facility – The learning facility is the final part of a wider three-phase plan for the development of the Bletchley Park site. This plan includes the introduction of new galleries, a collection centre and the learning facility in three wartime buildings onsite. The learning facility will be in Block E, the wartime signals building built in 1943, where Codebreakers processed enemy communications. The new facility will introduce eight flexible and fully accessible learning spaces for schools and families, a 250-seat lecture theatre with full digital facilities. A fuller report will be found in the December 2021 edition of ‘St George for England’.

The RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, presenting, at the entrance to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle to the Right Reverend David Conner, Dean of Windsor.

Following Evening Prayer, on Sunday 18th July 2021, the RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, had the great privilege of presenting, at the entrance to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle to the Right Reverend David Conner, Dean of Windsor, not only the RSSG Charitable Trust 2021 grant Certificate but the 2020 RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate, which, due to Covid-19 restrictions had been delayed for a year.

RSSG Seahaven presented a cheque and grant Certificate, to Maureen Colleary, of The Youth Counselling Project Trust.

RSSG Seahaven branch President, Mr Laurie Holland, accompanied by the branch Vice Chairman, Ann Abbott and Treasurer Jan White, presented a RSSG Charitable Trust Match-Funding cheque, of £350.00 and grant Certificate, to Maureen Colleary, of The Youth Counselling Project Trust. Ms Colleary was accompanied by fellow Trustees, Christine McAllen, Josephine Stone and Susie Silvester. The photograph was taken by the RSSG Seahaven branch Chairman, Mr Bob Peedle, MBE.

Esther Bull being presented with a cheque and certificate.

On Saturday 8th February 2020, Esther Bull was presented, by His Worship the Mayor of Sale, Cllr Rob Chilton, who was accompanied by RSSG Council Hon Secretary and RSSG Charitable Trust, Trustee, Michael Riley, a cheque for £500.00 and RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate.   Esther is undertaking an expedition, with Aquinas Collage, to Kenya during 2021. The expedition is to partake in the  conservation of wildlife and fauna, improving natural water holes and planting of native trees and assisting with the construction and renovation of homes and schools within the Muhaka village.

RSSG Chairman, Mrs Joanna Cadman in presenting to Alice (Bronte) Weekes a RSSG Charitable Trust Grant cheque and Grant Certificate. Bronte.

Hon Life President of RSSG Haslemere branch and RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Mrs Shirley Hankers, had, at the same RSSG Haslemere branch event, pleasure in assisting our RSSG Chairman, Mrs Joanna Cadman in presenting to Alice (Bronte) Weekes a RSSG Charitable Trust Grant cheque, again for £500.00, also with the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate. Bronte is, with the Girl Guide Association, undertaking an Expedition to The Philippines during the summer of this 2020.

The Chairman of the RSSG and Trustee, Mrs Joanna Cadman, presenting a Grant cheque and Grant Certificate to Olivia Gray.

At the Haslemere branch, Chairman’s Post Christmas Drinks and Canapes event held on Saturday 18th January 2020, within the Haslemere Town Hall, The Chairman of the RSSG and Trustee, Mrs Joanna Cadman, had great pleasure in presenting a RSSG Charitable Trust Grant cheque, for £500.00, and RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Olivia Gray. Olivia is to undertake Marine Conservation in Mozambique during 2021.

Presentation of a cheque to Myeloma Organisation UK.

The RSSG Charitable Trust had immense pleasure in being able to ‘Match Grant Fund’, with the RSSG Waterloo branch, a cheque to the value of £250.00, to Myeloma Organisation UK. This grant to commemorate the life of, not only Waterloo branch Member John Oakley, but who was also a valued RSSG Council Member. The cheque was presented to Mrs Alice Cockburn, of Myeloma Organisation UK, by John’s widow, Lesley, who was accompanied by their son. Also, at the presentation was Chairman of the RSSG Charitable Trust and Waterloo branch Chairman, Bob Smith.

Presentation to the 1st West Moors Scout Group.

Friday 5th July 2019, saw the presentation, by RSSG Council and Executive Member, David Herbert, accompanied by RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, to the 1st West Moors Scout Group of RSSG Charitable Grant cheque and Grant Certificate. The payment of £1,000.00 to assist with the rewiring of electrical equipment within their Scout Hut

Ellen Wilkinson and Alexander Papp receive their RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificates.

Ellen Wilkinson and Alexander Papp, both students of The Purcell School, receive their RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificates on 5th July 2019, two days prior to their flying to Antigua and Barbuda to participate in mentoring and assisting with Composition within The Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra, which is part of the Musical Outreach Project organised by the Commonwealth Resounds Department, of the school, and the Antigua and Barbuda Government

RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, presentnig the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Joe Wagstaff.

On Sunday 7th July 2019, RSSG Haslemere branch Member Ken Martin, landlord of ‘The Wheatsheaf Inn’, Grayswood, with RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, present the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Joe Wagstaff. Joe is undertaking ‘The Bohunt Big Expediction to Mongolia’, during July 2019. Joe has worked, part-time, over the past year, at ‘The Wheatsheaf Inn’ to help raise money for his trip

On Saturday 25th May at the English Music Festival (held at Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire), The Royal Society of St. George Charitable Trust’s donation to the 2019 event was officially presented by North Downs Branch, Chairman, Stuart Millson to the Director of Music, Mrs Em Marshall-Luck

 

Under the watchful eye of ‘The Hankers Hound’, The Chairman of the RSSG Haslemere branch, Mrs Sara-Jane Gray and Charitable Trust Hon Secretary/Life President of Haslemere branch, Mrs Shirley Hankers had the privilege, on 18th May, of presenting to Martha Caldwell, a RSSG Charitable Trust Grant cheque and Certificate towards her school expedition trip, during July 2019, with the Bohunt School, Liphook, to Azerbaijan. The presentation took place within the Foyer of the Haslemere Education Museum

 

On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 6th June 2019, the Hon Secretary of the RSSG Charitable Trust, had the honour to present, to Ms Hannah Slee of ‘The Rainbow Centre’ at Fareham, a RSSG Charitable Trust Grant cheque and Certificate. The grant to assist with the purchase of specialist equipment within their ‘Early Intervention Unit’

 

Past-Chairman of the RSSG Charitable Trust, Nick Dutt, presenting a cheque for £500 to the Seahaven and District Scouts towards their efforts to raise funds to send representatives to the International Scout Jamboree in 2019.

 

 

On Sunday 19 August 2018 Bob Smith, Chairman of the RSSG Waterloo Branch, and John Oakley, National Council Member attended the City of London & N E Sector Army Cadet Force summer camp in Crowborough. Bob and John had the pleasure of presenting Lt. Col L B Davis, Commanding Officer, with a cheque for £1000. This money will be used to help the more disadvantaged cadets within the unit.

 

At the 40th Anniversary Dinner of the RSSG Gloucestershire branch, on Saturday 29th September 2018, Dame Janet Trotter, DBE CVO, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire and branch Patron for the RSSG Gloucestershire branch, presented to Wg Cdr Roy Roberts, Chairman of Cheltenham & District RBL branch and Mr Charles Tippet, with the RSSG Charitable Trust Match Funded Grant Certificate.

 

Chairman of the City of Westminster Branch, Alan Broomhead, presenting a cheque to the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, funds were raised by the Westminster Branch and then matched by the Charitable Trust.

 

RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Albert Hankers, presenting Hannah Capes with her RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate. Hannah toured, as wicket keeper, with the Under-17 Ladies Somerset Cricket Team, in February this year. Her report, on the tour, was included in the August edition of ‘St George for England’, a copy of which was presented to her.

 

On Thursday 22nd March, Mr Roger Glover, City of Liverpool branch Treasurer, presented ‘Match Funding’ RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Cheques to Ordinary Cadet Donnelly and Cadet 1st Class Jones of the Hoylake and West Kirby Sea Cadet Unit.

 

On 14th March 2018, following his Drama Examination at St Leonard’s School; Frederick (Freddie) Clarke receives his RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate from the school’s Head of Drama, Mrs Nicola Ledger. Freddie to undertake a ‘Drama Trip to Italy’ during the summer.

 

On the quarterdeck of HMS President, the RN naval base for London, RSSG City of Westminster branch Chairman, Alan Broomhead presents the RSSG Charitable Trust Match Funding grant cheque with Grant Certificate to Commander James Nisbet, the London Area Officer of the Sea Cadet Crops. This towards the Bursary set-up by the RSSG City of Westminster branch.

 

RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Award Presentation on 7th February 2018 by Trustees Albert & Shirley Hankers, to Jacob Walsh, in the presence of Head Teacher, Mrs Rachel Owens and Fr Martin, towards his St George’s College, Weybridge, HHCP trip to Lourdes to assist less able Pilgrims during Easter 2018.

 

RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Award Presentation on 28th January 2018 at a Haslemere branch event, by RSSG Chairman, Mrs Joanna Cadman, to Emily Trappen towards her ‘Operation Wallacea’ scientific research trip to Indonesia 2018.

 

The Society’s Chairman and Vice Chairman, presenting a cheque for £500 to Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey. The grant will be used towards the Abbey’s project to establish the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

 

Lt. Col Leslie Clarke, Past Chairman of the Trust, presenting a cheque for £400 to Farnham Brass Band, to be used for instruments for their youth training section.

 

Nick Dutt, Past Chairman of the Trust, making a presentation of a cheque at the Seahaven branch’s St George’s Day dinner, for the benefit of the Air Training Corps in Battle.

 

Michael Riley, Council Member, represented the Society at the Gala Day in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield and presented a cheque to Support Dogs on behalfof the Charitable Trust. He was able to see first-hand the valuable work of Support Dogs.