Newcastle and Sunderland benefit from generous legacy

Bunty & Teddy Barlow attending a family wedding

The cities of Sunderland and Newcastle are set to benefit from a generous legacy from lifelong Sunderland resident Bunty (Violet) Barlow and her husband Teddy (James Edward) Barlow.

The legacy, worth  £195,000 will be matched from the Community Foundation’s Give2 scheme where a further £1 is added for every £2 given, meaning that the total value of the legacy is over £288,000

The Give2 Sunderland and Give2 Newcastle Funds are permanent funds that will benefit residents of the cities for years to come by supporting voluntary groups with grants that can help them strengthen their local communities through social action.

Bunty Barlow (nee Waugh) was born in Middlesex but her parents moved back to Sunderland when she was just two years old, and she lived in the Ashbrooke area throughout her life.  She married her husband Teddy in 1972 when she was sixty and he was fifty-four. Prior to meeting Teddy in the late 1960s, she lived a full and active life, looking after her parents until their death and volunteering for organisations including the Sunderland Eye Infirmary. She had a great love of the arts including music, opera and ballet and was a talented singer herself. She was also an excellent cook.

Lisa Cappleman, Head of Philanthropy Development at the Community Foundation said:

“Bunty and Teddy sound like they were a fantastic couple and really enjoyed their later years together, we are so grateful that they remembered the Community Foundation in their will which means their legacy will live on in the Sunderland and Newcastle communities for years to come.”

Donations of any amount are welcome to the Give2  Funds. You can donate online by clicking here or you can send a cheque to Community Foundation, Freepost NEA11784, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 1BR. Once you have made your donation we will then claim the match from the Government. There are also options available to individuals or businesses that would like to make significant donations to establish named funds with match; for more information call Lisa Cappleman on 0191 222 0945.

Posted on 17/01/2013 @ 10:22 am
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