There are two registered charities that require that money from investments is distributed to residents of Great Wilbraham.
The James Benstead Charity
The James Benstead Charity was registered as a charity on 15 August 1966 and given the registration number 202076. James Benstead’s will was dated 8th August 1883 and was set up for the general benefit of poor, aged, and infirm inhabitants of Great Wilbraham, in cash or in kind. At the moment the investment from the will produces about £200 each year for this purpose.
The Anne Ward (or Wadd) Charity
The Anne Ward (or Wadd) charity was registered (including the bracketed name) on 14th April 1962 and given the registration number 203220. The will of Anne Ward (or Wadd) was dated 28th November 1724 and was set up for the benefit of the poor of Great Wilbraham. At the moment the investment from the will produces about £10 each year for this purpose.
The trustees for these two Charities meet once a year to decide who, in the village, might benefit most from such a gift. The gifts are distributed immediately before Christmas. The trustees report to the Annual Parish Meeting and submit an annual financial update to the Charity Commission.
You can find out more about these Charities by visiting the Charity Commission website and typing the registration numbers into the search box.
Tony Goryn, contact for the Charities