Rodney Dakin and his children, Sally and Simon, would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who attended Connie Dakin’s funeral in January.
Rodney and Connie had been married for almost 55 years, having met in Ruddington at the Baptist Church Youth Club and married at St Peter’s Church. Rodney has lived in Ruddington all his life and Connie moved to the village when she was just seven years old.
The family very kindly decided that all donations (collected by A.W. Lymn) would be given to the James Peacock Educational Foundation, for the benefit of the children of the village. Thanks to the huge generosity of friends and family, over £1,000 was collected. The Foundation was also able to claim Gift Aid on a proportion of the donations.
The Foundation was chosen by the family as Rodney, Connie, Sally and Simon all attended the village schools and benefitted from the Foundation. Connie’s father, Maurice Brown, had also served as the Foundation’s treasurer.
The family believed Connie would have wanted to be able to give something back to the children of the village as part of her legacy. They’ve requested that the money be divided between the schools, so as many children as possible are able to benefit.
Clare Clydesdale, Chair of the Foundation, said: “I feel very touched that they chose the Foundation and their generosity will make a difference to many children at both James Peacock and St Peter’s schools. We look forward to keeping the family updated with how the money is spent”.
The James Peacock Educational Foundation is a charity unique to Ruddington that gives individual grants for educational purposes to children of the village. It also donates regular amounts to both our local schools and provides Year 6 leavers’ gifts to assist with the move to secondary school.
To get in touch with the Foundation, please email the secretary, Liz Corder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.