The Denman Charitable Trust was created in 1984 by a gift of shares from Arnold and Dorothy Denman at the time of the flotation of their family business . For a number of years the trust retained their investment in the company but the capital is now held in a spread of investments under professional management.
The original trustees, Arnold and Dorothy Denman and David Marsh have managed the trust throughout its life but have now been joined by a younger generation of family members in Sue Blatchford and Joanna Denman. All the work of running the trust is carried out voluntarily by the trustees and no expenses are charged for its operation.
It is the policy of the trust to distribute its income but to retain its capital intact, it does not directly carry out any charitable activities but helps other trusts which the trustees consider worthy of support, and our deed does not limit our activities to specific areas of need. Donations over the last 30 years have totalled in excess of £1.5 million.