The Tracy Trust - What's in a name?
Why the Tracy Trust? That’s down to the thoughtful resident of Hedgerley, Edith Ada Tracy in whose name our most unique charity was founded.
It was started in March 1990 by John White in memory of his friend Edith, who left instructions and a substantial amount in her will for a charity to be set up in perpetuity in her and her husband's name. John added to
the original sum when he sold a piece of local land left to him by Edith.
The charity’s aims are to “relieve the senior citizens and pensioners in need who are resident in the Parish of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire” and now, in 2021, the charity continues with its services and activities to the benefit of the older community in our village.
Terms & Benefits of The Tracy Trust
Anyone who is 60 years and over, is no longer in full-time employment and has been resident in the ecclesiastical parish of Hedgerley for at least 1 year.
Fill in a Registration Form obtainable from the drop down-box above or from the Secretary.
Registration entitles the member:
· to use the Tracy Centre (Scout Hut) on Mondays and Wednesdays for free refreshments, a chat, a game of cards, dominoes and
short mat bowls (Monday morning)
· to use the fortnightly Friday bus service to High Wycombe & Uxbridge and occasionally to local Garden Centres
· to receive a contribution towards chiropody treatment
· to take part in exercise classes
· to attend any social functions arranged
to receive bereavement counselling
to request help with transportation connected with medical visits (subject to availability)
Financial benefits are also available. The form ‘Application for Financial Assistance’ must be completed. This is for help for items such as:
· PPP Aid Call alarms
· Dental, optical or other medical financial assistance
· Other valid financial need
All benefits are subject to approval and to the funds being available.
They are also subject to change.
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