Charitable Trust Photo Gallery

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. 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.

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. 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’.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, 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


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.