Background and Trustees
The charity was started by and now bears the name of one of our founding trustees, the Reverend Geoffrey Morrell. It was Geoff’s vision that enabled us to hold a gift week in 2000 and start to raise the funds that have led us to have our investments today, to be able to support 2-3 projects a year, and to have given away £47,000 in since 2002 helping projects and many hundreds of people in need.
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Geoff was the vicar of the parish of Shedfield for many years until he retired a few years before his death in 2007. Geoff had a big impact on those he knew because he made everyone feel special and treated all of those who knew him as an individual. As well as a caring and compassionate friend he was also a great leader. A leader who overcame all sorts of barriers to push forward the church Study Centre and Trust 2000. To achieve something worthwhile which is seemingly very difficult, like founding a charity and persuading people to donate to it takes single-mindedness, drive, and determination to push aside the obstacles that are in the way. Now we must use the attributes we admired in him to forge our own path and continue his vision of a charity to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Chairman: Anne Taylor BSc(Hons), ACCA
Anne is a founding trustee and is Chief Executive of a housing and care charity in Hampshire registered with the CQC, the Charity Commission and the Homes and Communities Agency and previously held a number of roles in blue chip and small businesses. She is also a Chartered Certified Accountant.
Secretary: Dick (Roger) Shepley BSc(Eng), Lt Cdr RN (rtd)
Dick qualified as an Engineer and served for over 20 years in the Royal Navy. Also worked in the material handling industry and has experience of the training business particularly in the field of youth training and preparing young people with learning difficulties for employment. Dick has been involved with the Trust since its inception.
Treasurer: Keith Barrett ACIB
Keith is both the treasurer and a trustee of Trust 2000, roles he has fulfilled from its inception. He was previously in banking for 33 years, having obtained his ACIB (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers) in 1969, and was a CAB advisor for 7 years.
Trustee: Mark Phillimore MBA
Mark Phillimore is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich Business School in London running a postgraduate programme in Public Relations. He has a MBA from the University of Portsmouth and has been active in the SME business sector in south Hampshire for over 20 years. He has been involved with Trust 2000 since its formation.
Trustee: Ron Morgan
Ron has been a trustee since 2004. He represents the parish through his strong links with the Methodist church in Shirrell Heath. Ron has always been active in the parish through the garage that he runs in Waltham Chase.
Trustee: Maxine Morrell
Maxine is the widow of Geoffrey Morrell, the founder of the Trust, and became a trustee in 2007. Maxine worked as a County Council Building Planning Officer and then as a Capital Planning Officer until her retirement in 2011.
Trustee: Margo Berry
Representing the Parish Council