James Peacock was born in Ruddington in 1585, leaving for London when he was 14 years old, where he became a highly successful leather merchant. He made an endowment in his will of a farmhouse in Ruddington to be used as a school for boys of the village and appointed Trustees to manage his legacy.
Today, James Peacock Educational Foundation continues this tradition as a Charitable Trust. Each child who lives in Ruddington is eligible, at the age of 11 years, to receive a gift from the Trust in the form of a Bible, calculator and dictionary.
The Foundation can also assist young people (aged up to 25 years) of Ruddington who live in the village or whose parents are resident here, by way of a gift or grant for educational purposes (this does not include educational fees).
We now have a vacancy for a new Trustee. The Foundation welcomes applications from anyone in Ruddington who’d be interested in continuing the unique tradition established by James Peacock over 370 years ago in supporting the education of the children of the village.
No experience is necessary, but a desire to support and participate in the future of the children of Ruddington is essential.
All Trustees have equal status, with the positions of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer being undertaken on a voluntary basis. The Trustees meet three times a year.
If you’d like to apply to become a Trustee, please send a statement outlining why you’d like to be considered for the position to Kate Robertson (Secretary) at email@example.com by Friday 30th November 2018.