The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust, update June 2022

On April 27 we held our 44th AGM. It was the first AGM since 2019 that we were able to hold in person and we were able to enjoy the company of a few guests. The event, however, was tinged with sadness as our dear Patron Tony Mogford MBE had passed away on April 15th.

Tony speaking at the 2012 AGM

Tony was the Trust’s first Chairman and had held that post for over 30 years. It is undoubtedly down to his tireless work and commitment to the Trust since its foundation in 1977 that it has developed into such a marvellous asset to the Wendover Community. In the last year we have reached the £2million target of grants issued since its foundation.
Tony’s enthusiasm, wise counsel and astonishing memory will be sorely missed.

The Vicar of Wendover, Sally Moring, kindly said a prayer after a minute’s silence in Tony’s memory.

Here is the summary of over £100000 grants issued this year under the relevant categories

Individual & Elderly 19203
Medical 12000
Education 22582
Organisations 49500

We are delighted to say that more of the applications are now being made via our new website. It’s very straightforward, so do take a look at

Dr Gwen Williams
Chairperson Lionel Abel-Smith Trust