Trustee Jon Snow on gifts in wills
“Over 20 years since the death of my friend Frank Longford, the Trust that bears his name has embedded his commitment to a humane prison system, becoming an admired force nationally by delivering rehabilitation of prisoners through its scholarship programme. A generous bequest of £140,000 made in 2021 by Frank’s grandchildren, from the estate of their father, has provided a wonderful financial bedrock upon which we are now seeking to build to endowment fund to secure the trust’s work going forward. I hope as many of you as possible will feel, as I do, that this is our opportunity to put our shoulders to the trust’s endeavour that its scholarships remain a practical, proven, life-changing route of reform and rehabilitation for those in our prisons.”
Over the next five years, we have set ourselves a target of £5 million for our endowment fund. The income from this will enable us to double from the current 30 the number of scholarships we award annually, and to sustain that level of commitment in the decades ahead. We need your help to do it.
If you would like to discuss making a gift in your will, or adding a codicil to an existing will, please contact our Fundraising Manager, Chris Walters (pictured right), by email or at PO Box 72887, London N2 2FG, to arrange a time to talk further about it to one of us.
“I’m eternally grateful to the Longford Trust. You gave me more than higher education, a mentor and money. You have given me opportunities and hope, confidence and happiness.” CJ, Patrick Pakenham Scholar