It was mid 1960’s when a member of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church sold his manufacturing business. The sale enabled him to answer to his Christian beliefs and fulfil a lifetime objective of providing for others, so he generously donated a large proportion of the sale proceeds for charitable purposes.
His scriptural basis was: “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” Acts 20 v35, and so he set up ‘The Grace Trust Charity’.
Its purposes included supporting education, especially for young people (where it is taught under a Christian ethos), the furtherance of the Gospel, relief of poverty, aiding the ill, elderly and infirm and disaster relief. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me,” Matthew 25 v40.
Supported by a dedicated volunteer fundraising team, the trustees of The Grace Trust are committed to build on this foundation by reflecting the compassions and love of God. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,”John 3 v16.
The Trust is supported by members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and supports Christian Schools in Britain, the Continent, Africa, South America and the Caribbean and has provided medical treatments for disadvantaged children living in the most difficult circumstances: “The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy” James 5 v11.
The Grace Trust operates with practically no overheads as it relies almost entirely on its hardworking volunteers. This means that almost 100% of the amounts donated reach the recipients.