Achievements

The Trust, since its inception in 1977, has awarded grants in excess of £1.25 Million to more than 1000 individual residents and to some 80 Clubs and Organisations, enabling huge improvements to our village.

Regarding larger sums, an award of £320,000 was made to the refurbishment of the Memorial Hall.
£75,000 was given towards the construction of the changing rooms and retractable roof of the Community Swimming Pool on the John Colet Campus.
The Trust was able to provide a ramp to help a severely disabled little girl play in her garden. When the sophisticated equipment to help her stand was required, we were again pleased to help.
Our three main schools have received annual donations to purchase books for their libraries. IT equipment has also been funded and £20,000 to John Colet to help it achieve Specialist School Status.
Other very significant sums have been given towards the refurbishment of St Anne’s Hall and to St Mary’s Church renovation.

The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust has helped the following local clubs & organisations:

Abbeyfield Action Group
Age Concern Allotment Society
Amazing Donkey Bacombe Allotments
Bankside Calibre
Carers, Bucks Chiltern MS Centre
Bowls Club Brownies
Bridge Club Camera Club
Carnival Celebrations
Chamber of Trade Christian Centre
Choral Society Churches Together
Churchyard Care Cricket
Duke of Edinburgh Award Dunsmore Village Hall
Explorer Scouts First Wendover Scouts
Free Church Friday Club
Friends of Guiding Friends of Wendover Woods
Football Football under 11s
Football under 17s Forget-me-notClub
Girl Guides Gym Club
Halton Singers Health Centre
Horticultural Society HS2(STOP) Campaign
Iain Rennie Hospice John Colet Secondary School
John Hampden Infant School Little Acorns
Library Room Memorial Hall
Music Parish Council
Pre-School Rifle Club
Rock Solid Group Rotary
Royal British Legion -Chiltern Road branch Theatre Society
Toddlers Twinning Association
Sages Sue Ryder / Cheshire
St Anne’s Hall St John’s Ambulance
St Mary’s Bellringers Swimming Association
The Beeches The Poplars
The Red Cross U3A
Village Appraisal Wendover Arm Trust
Wendover House School Wendover Society
Winterton House Women’s Institute
Youth Club