Most Explore members will remember Gordon Brown, an enthusiastic and committed member who sadly died last year. Subsequently we were deeply touched to be contacted by his executors to inform us that he had bequeathed to Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre a substantial legacy of £20,000, plus an additional sum on completion of probate.
We had intended to delay informing members about this generous bequest until we had some concrete plans for its use. However it is relevant to the current discussion about whether JCLLC should become a charity, so we thought we should let you know about it now.
Possible uses of the legacy which are currently under consideration are:
- An annual endowed lecture (Insights and the Lit and Phil are currently being explored)
- Marketing initiatives e.g. a promotional film
- Improved facilities for members
- Investment to protect the long term future of JC LLC
We are enormously grateful to Gordon for this generous gesture, which ensures our ongoing viability and offers possibilities for expansion, and we will keep you informed of developing plans for its use.
With kind regards, on behalf of Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre Directors
Dorothy Stainsby and Ken Young
Chair and Finance Director ,
Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre