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    The Annual General Meeting of the charity will be held on Friday 5th May at 2pm in The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1. This is an adult education centre close to the railway station; for parking and access visit the Centre`s website. At the AGM our accounts for 2016 will be received and the Chair will present his report. Open discussion on all aspects of the charity`s work will be invited. Any specific items for the agenda should be advised by 4th May to the Secretary, Dr Max Gibbs whose email is or in writing to him at Foel Fodig, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9BY.

    Dr Gibbs and myself will be going out together vo South India in November this year to visit the project and meet with ouir Indian partners, and the children and families we support through your kind donations.

    Neil Fairlamb

    The Rectory, 5 Tros-yr-afon, Beaumaris, Anglesey, LL58 8BN

    01248 811402/ 07935 368094



  • GRAIL TRUST (UK) Annual Report for 2015

    Grail Trust UK continues to be an active charity funding an outreach programme of educational and maintenance support for 100 disadvantaged children in and around the town of Vallioor, Tamil Nadu, in South India. We work in partnership with Grail Trust India, a charity which administers the programme. There are many applicants for our help and the most deserving cases are chosen by the Indian trustees in consultation with local schools and other officials. Our100 children are nearly all of single-parent or orphaned background. Our financial help pays for their maintenance and college fees. We take children from ages 6 to 18 and a few for degree courses beyond. Our aim is to give them a secure family and educational base from which they can get good jobs eg in nursing, engineering, IT, office work, teaching, etc and in all the chances of a better life.

    In April 2016 8 children will leave our programme and be replaced by new children, up to 14 of them, whom we pledge to support. Our children are evenly balanced in gender and their cultural background reflects the predominantly Hindu and Christian mix of the area, with a few Muslim children also recently welcomed.

    The Uk trustees continue to meet and consult with each other to monitor the work of the charity and to maintain its support for all the children. In 2015 we spent over £16000 in support of the project, about £4000 in excess of income, a situation we are monitoring closely. More supporters are needed and more income. There are no costs beyond small expenses paid in the UK and nearly all our income funds the partner charity`s work directly in India.




    It has come to our attention that the former Director of Grail Trust UK, Revd Jonathan Robinson, is at present in India to stand trial on charges relating to the alleged abuse in April 2011 of a boy in the care of the Grail Trust. These allegations first became known to us in August 2011, following which information Rev Robinson was suspended from his position and his work for the charity. He formally resigned as Director of the charity in January, 2012. Since then he has severed all connection with the charity. The work of the charity as a project of outreach support for the maintenance, welfare and education of, currently, 100 children in the Vallioor district of Tamil Nadu, South India, has continued, in cooperation with the trustees of Grail Trust India, our partner charity.



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