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Dr S C Clark Memorial Trust Fund

The Object of the Trust

To advance in life and relieve the needs of young people up to the age of 21 years who are

resident in the County of Somerset and particularly but not exclusively living in the locality of

St Andrew’s Church Congresbury



(1) Directly or via the support of other Charitable Bodies provide assistance to achieve some

specified goal that will contribute to their life chances and personal fulfilment;


(2) To support charitable bodies that provide activities which develop their skills, capacities

and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible



(3) To support charitable bodies in their provision of recreational and leisure time activities

provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life.



The Trustees of the Dr S C Clark Trust

C/O St Andrews Congresbury Church Office

Station Road



BS49 5DX

Phone 01934 833126

Registered Charity Number 1168699



Rev Matthew Thomson (ex Officio ) Chairman

Ms Elizabeth Cran

Mr Neil Tuttiett

Mrs Stella Wilson


Background – Written by the Donor

“I was raised in Congresbury by my parents. I left school at the age of 18 to work on a farm.

I became extremely unhappy and spent 18 months in a psychiatric hospital. I was helped at that time by the Vicar of the Parish of St Andrew’s Congresbury to leave the area and travel to London to follow my dream of studying at university. I was helped in London by the Great Russel Street YMCA who gave me a place to stay and a gift of £90 to assist me with my dream of studying.

I was able to find part time work at the Lyons Tea Shop on Tottenham Court Road and was given part time employment at the YMCA which enabled me to study for University entrance exams.

I have decided to leave 50% of my estate to the YMCA and to set up a charity in Congresbury with the remaining 50% to help others as I was helped when most in need.”