When Arthur Green’s wife Doreen died from cancer in 2008, Arthur was keen to leave a legacy that would provide long-term benefit for local charities and organisations, particularly those helping young people, old people and hospices. Arthur decided that with the legacy he had inherited from his wife, he would set up the Arthur and Doreen Green Fund. Sadly, Arthur died in the summer of 2018 and the next major gift to the Fund will come from his legacy.
“Not only will the fund be a permanent memorial to us both but, more importantly, the income generated it will provide a contribution to the financial needs of some of the many worthy and deserving causes that exist throughout East and West Sussex.” Arthur Green.
The Arthur and Doreen Fund has given out more than £100,000 to charities and community groups, such as Better Braybrooke in Hastings that has taken on the responsibility for turning the local Pocket Park into a wildlife and community growing project. A grant from the Fund will help to pay for the construction of a covered seating area which would also act as a method of collecting water as currently the group has no water supply and is relying on using a neighbour’s water.
The fund makes grants once a year, usually in our Autumn round (September deadline).