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ST GEORGE CHARITABLE TRUST
21 February 2014
FUTURE OF THE ST GEORGE CHARITABLE TRUST
St George Charitable Trust is to wind up, Chairman Mr Raghbir Singh JP and the fellow trustees have all voted at a recent board meeting to begin the process of officially winding the trust up.
Part of this process involves legally and fairly redistributing the trusts remaining assets back to the Papatoetoe community from where they originally came.
The trust has received and approved applications from seven local primary schools.
Chairman Mr Raghbir Singh JP said “it is with great pleasure that today I wish to formally announce that our board has unanimously approved the seven applications. These funding grants provide all of these schools with a long lasting piece of educational infrastructure that can, and will be used by many current and future generations of papatoetoe school children.”
Details of the approved grants are as follows :-
Holy Cross Primary School – $200,000 for project renovation of three classrooms and Cricket Wicket for children to practice on.
Papatoetoe Central Primary School – $200,000 for Project Area1-Adventure playground construction and insulation. Area2- Fitness Trail construction and insulation. Area3- All weather, multi-use pitch construction and insulation
Papatoetoe East Primary School – $200,000 for Project 1.School Transport, 2.School Digital Sign, 3.School Classroom Specialize Furniture. 4.School environment and Stream bank development
Papatoetoe North Primary School – $176,573 for Project Artificial Surface for the school
Papatoetoe South Primary School – $140,000 for Project Community Centre
Papatoetoe West Primary School – $158,369 Project Conversion of Dental Clinic to tech food teaching.
Puhinui Primary School – $200,000 for Project Building a music and Performance Arts Centre
At the conclusion of the St George Charitable Trust being wound up, after all other legal and regulatory requirements, any remaining funds that are left or unused by these school grants will then be donated to Kidz First / Burns Unit for children through hospital at Middlemore.
“by donating the remaining funds to Kidz First / Burns Unit for children we are ensure that they will be used in the best possible way by those children who are in most need.
“We are aware that these funds have come from generations of Papatoetoe residents through what was the Papatoetoe Licensing Trust, selling the old St George Tavern. As a board we had a strong desire to ensure that 100% of the limited funds that we have, would be best used by the most people.” He said
Raghbir Singh JP concluded by saying “By supporting our local primary schools we are ensuring that future generations of Papatoetoe school children have the best start to a decent education and the projects that we have approved will ensure that the effects of this money will be seen in years ahead.”
Mr. Raghbir Singh JP
Chairman, St George Charitable Trust
021 530 786 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Absolum - Vice Chair
Michael Clatworthy - Trustee
Pam Walford - Trustee