Local Charities

The Brand Trust

The Trust was founded in 1989 on the death of Mr William Walter Brand, a local farmer and landowner. It was incorporated in 1994 and commenced its duties from September 1995.

The main object of the trust, which has been approved by the Charity Commissioners, is to give support to those in our community who are in need, hardship or distress. The scheme is available to anyone resident in the parochial boundaries – the parish of Chrishall, with Chrishall Grange and Killems Green. The Trustees are particularly keen to help with further education, be that for course fees, books, equipment or transport costs. Other areas covered are disability aids (eg stair lifts/bath hoists), financial matters, essential furniture, kitchen equipment, heating, medical and respite care. The trust can help with music lessons, post graduate courses, school outings, mortgage and tax arrears, house repairs, computers. Group organisation applications can cover help with setting up new groups, sporting activities and equipment, etc.

There are currently 5 trustees comprising:

  • 1 ex-officio trustee – the incumbent of the United Benefice (the Vicar)
  • 4 nominated trustees (who are nominated as stipulated by the Trust Deed) with 2 nominated by the Parish Council (Mark Garrett and Sue Pegram) and 2 nominated by the Parochial Church Council (Bill Rodda and Margaret Rogers)

They serve for a term of 4 years.

Please contact any of the following trustees for information and application
form:-

Margaret Rogers, Crowley Barn, Crawley End 838358 crowleybarn@btinternet.com
Sue Pegram, 33 High Street 838185 susie.pegram@gmail.com
Mark Garrett, 36 High Street 838409 deganwy@waitrose.com
Bill Rodda, Mullion Cottage, Church Road 838386 jenny-bill-rodda@tiscali.co.uk

Lettice Martin Charity

The charity was created in 1562 by Lettice Martin, a widow, of Chrishall, Essex, for the benefit of the poor inhabitants of Chrishall and various other parishes in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The income comes from a house and land in Chrishall and Heydon.

The trustees of the Lettice Martin charity for Chrishall are the parish councillors.

Khandel light

This charity was founded in 2000 by a Chrishall resident, Dr. Peter Gough, for the purpose of raising funds for villages in the Khandel region of Rajasthan in north west India. You can learn more about the work undertaken by this charity by clicking here.