CHAIRMAN RETIRES AND HIS COUSIN TAKES OVER
At the Mobbs Memorial Trust’s Annual General Meeting today, Michael Mobbs retired as Chairman of the family trust after 25 years and is succeeded by his cousin, Dr Charles Mobbs.
The Trust was formed in 1956 by Michael’s grandfather Sir Noel Mobbs (co-founder of Slough Estates, now known as SEGRO) with family funds to assist in the preservation and maintenance of Stoke Poges’ St Giles Church and the adjacent Memorial Gardens, and also to support charitable causes in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
As a founding member, Michael was appointed a Trustee in 1971 and became Chairman on the death of his father in 1988. Charles Mobbs, along with the other three Trustees, all of whom are descendants of Noel Mobbs, expressed immense gratitude to Michael for his dedication and hard work on behalf of the Trust.
Under Michael’s leadership, MMT has made donations totalling over £2.1 million in the last 25 years. Approximately £1.3 million has been given to more than 280 organisations as well as £300,000 in 2001 towards the major refurbishment of the St Poges Memorial Gardens and £500,000 in 2002 to help launch the Buckinghamshire Foundation.
Michael will remain a Trustee and under the guidance of the new Chairman, Charles Mobbs, the Trustees look forward to upholding this legacy. The Trust welcomes all future donation requests, and information detailing the criteria and the application process can be found at www.mobbsmemorialtrust.com.
Pictured below: Michael Mobbs, retiring Chairman of MMT, being presented with a gift from the Trustees in recognition of his 25 years as Chairman from 1988 – 2013.
Left to right: Christopher Mobbs, Sandra Greenslade, Michael Mobbs, Charles Mobbs, Alexander Mobbs
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