New director for Talbot Village Trust

New director for Talbot Village Trust

As part of an on-going strategy to develop and promote Talbot Village Trust, the local grant giving charity has appointed Darryl Tidd as the new director.

With more than 25 years of property experience, Darryl was attracted to Talbot Village Trust because of the charity’s unique estate, along with its legacy as an integral part of the Bournemouth and Poole community and long standing support of Dorset-based charitable causes.

In his new role, Darryl will report to the board of Trustees and will be responsible for representing the Trust, overseeing projects and actively promoting the image and ethos of Talbot Village Trust to help continue its evolution.

Darryl Tidd is a graduate of the University of Reading and during his career he has managed a variety of property owning funds including life companies, authorised unit trusts, listed vehicles and pension scheme portfolios. His previous experience includes time with major real estate investors including Hermes, Scottish Widows and Tesco Pension Investment.

Darryl is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Investment Property Forum (IPF). He has also previously sat as a board member of the Teachers Housing Association for 10 years from 1999 to 2009.

Commenting on the new position, Chairman of Talbot Village Trust, Sir Christopher Lees said: “Talbot Village Trust is committed to awarding those in need in the community and Darryl will make a valuable contribution to developing the Trust. We are delighted to welcome Darryl to the role of director.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trust meet again in November. Visit www.talbotvillagetrust.org.

Talbot Village Trust sends RAF Air Cadet Squadron soaring

Talbot Village Trust sends RAF Air Cadet Squadron soaring

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, The Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Cadets 1069 Flight Refuelling Wimborne Squadron has been awarded with a £3,000 donation from Talbot Village Trust.

The Air Cadet unit based in Wimborne is dedicated to supporting young people by providing training in all required aspects of flight to an RAF standard. Cadets also have the opportunity to take part in various outdoor activities including the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The donation received from the grant giving charity has enabled its flight simulator to be taken to new heights with the installation of up to date software for squadron training.

Talbot Village Trust trustee, Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, said: ‘‘I am pleased that the squadron chose to come to the Trust for help to update their facilities.

‘‘The Wimborne Squadron teaches a number of young people the importance of discipline and also a range of highly complex skills. It is important for the community to continue to have the squadron as a stepping stone to a potential career in the RAF.’’

Flight lieutenant Nigel Winton, commanding officer explained: ‘‘This funding has allowed us to invest in updating software that was very much needed to continue to offer RAF training of the highest standard to our cadets.

‘‘In our 75th year, we are grateful that the Trust has allowed us to maintain the training which those before us have historically provided.’’

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trust meet again in November. Visit www.talbotvillagetrust.co.uk for more information.

Talbot Village Trust helps 2,000 locals each year who are affected by cancer

Talbot Village Trust helps 2,000 locals each year who are affected by cancer

Wessex Cancer Trust received a donation of £15,000 from grant giving charity, Talbot Village Trust, to enable the charity to complete crucial building work to its new cancer support centre.

The funding meant work to the centre could commence immediately, with soundproof stud walls being erected to create counselling and therapy rooms for clients. The kitchen area was decorated and installed with the correct equipment, a vital requirement due to the increased risk of infection for many cancer patients.

New furniture was also added to the support centre’s entrance, information area and befriending room.

Trustee of Talbot Village, Russell Lucas-Rowe said: ‘‘Wessex Cancer Trust is a charity that stood out to us because we all know someone either directly or indirectly who is currently suffering with cancer.

‘‘I am so pleased that our funding has enabled the centre to be opened so quickly and is already being utilised by patients of the charity.’’

Rachel Rawlings, trust and corporate officer for Wessex Cancer Trust added: “We are extremely grateful to Talbot Village Trust for their generous donation. We are now able to help 2,000 local people affected by cancer each year. The new centre has proven so successful that we are now starting a mobile cancer support service in Dorset later this year and hope to work with the Trust again in the future.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trust meet again in November. Visit www.talbotvillagetrust.co.uk.

Talbot Village Trust encourages new applications for grants

Talbot Village Trust encourages new applications for grants

Talbot Village Trust, a local grant giving charity that supports worthy causes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, East Dorset and the Isle of Purbeck, is urging for people to apply for grants before the Trust meet again in November.

Since last year Talbot Village Trust has awarded more than £1 million to those in need in the community covering education, youth, charity and church sectors. The Trust more recently donated more than £20,000 to Harbour Challenge Outdoor Adventure Centre to ensure new showers and toilet facilities were fitted with disabled access.

The Trust, which meets biannually to select donations or loan recipients, also awarded funds of more than £18,000 to Diverse Abilities to aid with plans to expand the charity’s day and night respite facilities.

Sir Christopher Lees, Chairman of the Trustees, said: “It is the legacy of two sisters who founded Talbot Village in the mid-19th century and their philanthropic approach, which continues to inspire us to help provide those in the wider community with the funds needed for important causes to be carried out across the county.

‘‘We want to encourage anyone who believes they would benefit from receiving either a donation or loan to make an application via our website. It is our priority to ensure we look at every application individually and believe that no project or cause is too small to receive our help.’’

Applicants wishing to receive funding can visit the Trust’s website: www.talbotvillagetrust.co.uk where they can find out more information about the charity and the application process.

Wimborne United Reformed Church receives maintenance funding from Talbot Village Trust

Wimborne United Reformed Church receives maintenance funding from Talbot Village Trust

Over the past two years Wimborne United Reformed Church has received just under £4,000 from grant giving charity, Talbot Village Trust, to ensure vital maintenance was carried out on the church.

 

Wimborne United Reformed Church, which acts as a focal point in the community of the town, needed the donation to repair the roof of the church hall. With the hall being used by numerous local groups for events such as coffee mornings and table tennis sessions, it was fundamental that the repairs were undertaken in order to ensure little disruption to the community as possible.

 

More recently the church used the funding they received this year from Talbot Village Trust to put towards the cost of replacing the lighting in the main church with environmentally friendly LED lights that require little or no maintenance.

 

Chair of Trustees at Talbot Village Trust, Sir Christopher Lees, said: “We’re so pleased that we have been given the opportunity to help provide Wimborne United Reformed Church with the necessary funds to ensure the church hall is able to continue to be used and enjoyed by all in the community.’’

 

Keith Dorling, church secretary added: ‘‘The congregation of Wimborne United Reformed Church greatly appreciate the grants received from Talbot Village Trust, their generous donation has enabled us to maintain and improve our church and buildings, which are valued greatly by the local community. ’’

 

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area ahead of its October 1 deadline. Visit www.talbotvillagetrust.co.uk.