Central Social & Recreational Trust

History of the Central Social and Recreational Trust

The Trust has a long and distinguished history. It was established by the then, Amateur Boxing Association. On the 15th June 1962 the Central Social and Recreational Trust came into being, through its 'Deed of Declaration of Trust'. Its original Trustees were:

The 'Deeds' of the Trust set out its primary focus on young people and the pursuit of active recreation and sport.

The close relationship of the Trust to amateur boxing was demonstrated by the fact that Rudyard Holt Russell was the President of the International Amateur Boxing Association (1956 - 1974) and President of the Amateur Boxing Association from 1960.

The initial 'Funds' to the Trust were donated by the then Amateur Boxing Association and returns on investments have increased the funds to around £1M. Today the Trust only spends the returns on its investments and protects its 'Capital'. This strategy has served the Charity well over the years.

Grants Awarded in 2016 - 2017

Whilst over 50 years old the Trust continues to consider its role and constantly evolves to meet the changing World we all live in. In 2016 - 2017 the Trust awarded the following clubs/organisations:-

Former Chairman
Ken Short 1993 - 1999
William Robinson 2004 - To date
Former Secretaries to the Trust
J.H. Lewis 1993 - 1999
Beverley Gold 2003 - To date
Former Treasurers to the Trust
Ken Short 1996 - 2008
Dr David McElhinney 2008 - 2015
Former Trustees to the Trust
Col. Rudyard Holt Russell 1962 -
George Hubert Bone 1962 -
Theophilus Williams Morcom-Harness 1962 -
Ken E.L. Short 1984 - 1999
Joe H. Lewis 1985 - 1996
William S. Cox 1985 - 1995
Clifford Hall 1988 - 1993
Walter C. Hill 1989 - 1994
Reginald W. Freer 1990 - 1993
Kenneth S. Smith 1994 - 1995
William H. Robinson 1995 - To date
Timothy S. Louis 1996 - 2008
William G. Davies 1999 - 2008
Andrew T. Bamber 1999 - 2008
Dr David McElhinney 2008 - 2015
Keith Walters 2008 - To date
Richard Caborn 2008 - 2014
Henry Herbert 2015 - To date
Luigi Leo 2015 - To date

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