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Charity of Annabelle Lady Boughey

History of the Charity: When Sarah Annabella Lady Boughey (of Aqualate) died in 1914 she left £15,000 to the town to purchase a site on which to build a Hospital.   She made provision in her will for the Trustees to take action if the Hospital became supported at public expense.   The Trustees invested this money skilfully bringing in interest and capital growth.  In 1930 the Annabelle Lady Boughey Cottage Hospital was built at a cost of £20,000 and the balance of the fund was used for running the Hospital.    The National Health Service took over the Cottage Hospital in 1948.


The Trustees of the Cottage Hospital formed the Charity of the Annabelle Lady Boughey in 1951 when the endowment was released.  The application of capital endowments and income to be used for such charitable purposes connected with or for the benefit of the Parish of Newport and since amended by the Charity Commission to the TF10 postcode area.   The capital endowments or income of the charity shall not in any case be applied in relief of rates, taxes or other public funds.


Recent grants given by the Charity have included Newport Carnival, Newport Youth Café, Victim Support Scheme, Gap year students and local Schools.


(The Boughey Trust Company Ltd, which is not connected in any way to the above Charity, was founded in 1906 by Sir Thomas Boughey, from the proceeds of the sale of The Barley Mow, for the health and well-being of the people of Newport.)



Grant Application Form:

Purpose of the Charity: The Annabelle Lady Boughey Charity supports charitable purposes connected with or for the benefit of the TF10 postcode area ( including Newport and neighbouring parishes).

Grants have been given to support the Newport Carnival, Newport Youth Café, Victim Support Scheme, Gap Year students and Local Schools. However grants cannot be made for the relief of rates, taxes or other public funds.

Contact: Linda Murray, Secretary Tel: (01952 812442)      bougheyroddamha@outlook.com