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Monty's Will significantly benefits four charitable causes -- one for the young, one for the old and two educational.
Action for Children.
Monty's bequest funds a pilot scheme offering regular short-stay foster placements for children who are part of troubled households lacking family or community support. For example, one weekend every half term the child/children stay at the same foster family. The aim is to give both children and parents regular and predictable time away from each other, and for them to feel they have a network of supportive adults in their lives rather than being isolated. Part of the bequest funds assessment of impact. www.actionforchildren.org.uk/
City University London
With local and historical connections to Derwent, City
University runs one of the UK's main Information Science Masters courses. Monty's estate funds a substantial annual
Bursary for a Masters course entrant, with preference to candidates with a
scientific background. His archive of papers is also donated to the department.
This charity runs care homes for the elderly, including one of the country's largest, situated in Wandsworth, London. It was to Nightingale House that proceeds were in 2009 applied from the sale of the Derwent House Day Centre for the Elderly, founded by Valerie and Monty in the 1980s. A further bequest from Monty's estate funds two annual weeks of special activities for residents, involving visitors and outings not otherwise affordable. http://www.nightingalehammerson.org/nightingale-house/services/nursing-care.html
Royal Society of Chemistry
was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry and
its successor the Royal Society of Chemistry for over 70 years. His
funds access to the RSC's online reference library to students and
in Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. This reflects Monty's own youthful
his local reference library as well as the nature and the global
outlook of Derwent. An Accra-based scientist described this as: "a dream
come true since Ghanaian chemists will now be able to access the best e-resources
for their research work resulting in quality publication in high impact
journals and this will take the country forward." The photo shown here
is from the Kenyan presentation in Nairobi.