Seckford Trust


Seckford Trust

The Seckford Trust (or Seckford Foundation) is a charitable trust founded in the 16th Century by Thomas Seckford [J. H. Baker, ‘Seckford, Thomas (1515/16–1587)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25000, accessed 29 April 2007] ] that remains active to this day.cite news |last=Revell| first=Phil| title=Education: Poor little rich schools: Is it right for elite schools to use charitable status to win public money?| work=The Guardian| pages=2| date =2002-04-23] The trust is based in and operates in in the area of Woodbridge, Suffolk. The trust operates the Woodbridge School,cite news |last=Masey| first=Anthea| title=Eastern promise ; The beauty of East Anglia inspired Constable and charms Londoners. High-speed links now allow more people to live the rural idyll and benefit from top schools and country life an hour from London, says Anthea Masey| work=Evening Standard| pages=12| date =2003-10-01] a co-educational boarding school founded in 1577 with over 900 students of ages four through eighteen. It also operates Seckford Almshouses,Cite web|url=http://www.woodbridgerotary.org.uk/about_woodbridge.htm|title=About Woodbridge, Suffolk UK|accessdate=2007-04-15|publisher=The Rotary Club of Woodbridge Suffolk UK|year=2002|author=B.J. Harrison] the Deben Family Centre,Cite web|url=http://www.seckford-foundation.org.uk/deben-family-centre/index.asp|title=Deben Family Centre|accessdate=2007-04-15|publisher=The Seckford Foundation] and other facilities, and gives grants to needy individuals and deserving organizations.Cite web|url=http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/welsh/registeredcharities/ShowCharity.asp?RegNo=214209|title=Darn o'R Gofrestr Ganolog Elusennau a gynhelir gan y Comisiwn Elusennau ar gyfer Cymru a Lloegr|accessdate=2007-04-15|publisher=The Charity Commission|year=2005] In 2006, it opened a theatre within the grounds of Woodbridge school called the Seckford Theatre.Cite web|url=http://www.oldwoodbridgians.org.uk/Drama.html|title=Drama at WS|accessdate=2007-04-15|publisher=The Old Woodbridgians Website]

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External links

* [http://www.seckford-foundation.org.uk/ Secford Foundation web site]


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