Welcome to the St Edmunds Trust website www.stedmundstrust.co.uk
We give grants to charitable organisations involved in the care or treatment of sick or disabled people.
The area we cover is loosely defined by the borders of West Suffolk, and includes the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Haverhill, Newmarket and Sudbury.
Two sophisticated mobile sensory “magic carpets” have been purchased for children who attend Riverwalk School in Bury St Edmunds which caters for pupils who have severe, profound and complex learning needs.
MAKING A SPLASH
A recent £7000 grant from the Trust has been awarded to a charity that introduces the freedom and excitement of sailing to those with physical, mental or sensory disabilities.
WASH Sailability based at Lackford Lakes has a small fleet of nine accessible dinghies, three one-person and now six two person boats designed for disabled sailors to operate. The St Edmunds Trust award has provided the new two-person Hansa 303, which means more clients can experience the joy of being out on the water.
A record 275 sailng sessions were delivered by mid-July this year, with the organisation steadily increasing the number of clients, and extending the range of disabilities accommodated. The organisers say they were particularly gratified recently when a blind teenager took to the water accompanied by his father who was trained by volunteers to be by his side.