Sailing, Yarmouth

About the Trust

The Herapath Shenton Trust was formed in 1966 through the generosity of Spencer and Yvonne Herapath who at that time lived in the Old Rectory Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

They loved the sea and held a great affection for the Isle of Wight and in particular Yarmouth. During their lives they enthusiastically supported local youth organisations and in particular the Sea Scouts. They also supported St.James' Church and were keen to help with the maintenance of historic buildings.

Spencer served with the Welsh Guards and was subsequently a barrister and company director. Yvonne lead a fascinating life spending time in China and Hong Kong where her father, Sir William Shenton, served on the governing council. Yvonne survived Spencer by a number of years and on her death the bulk of her estate, including the Old Rectory, was bequeathed to the Trust.

There are currently three trustees, all retired local professionals, who administer the trust in accordance with the trust deed, for charitable purposes and institutions with specific regard to:


Charities helped by the trust

Among the charities helped have been:

Pete Faithfull

Generally the trust gives donations for specific projects, and not for core funding, average donations being £2500.


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