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Dr. Charles Mobbs retires as Chairman and Sandra Greenslade appointed chair

2nd December 2020

At the AGM of the Mobbs Memorial Trust (MMT) on Tuesday, 1st December 2020, Dr. Charles Mobbs retired as Chairman after seven years in the role following Michael Mobbs’ retirement in 2013. Charles is succeeded by his cousin and trustee since 2004, Sandra Greenslade, the 4th generation of the Mobbs family.

Charles was appointed a Trustee in 1972 and during his time as Chairman has presided over the donation of approximately £650,000 to some 160 charitable organisations. Sandra, and Trustees Christopher Mobbs and Alexander Mobbs, expressed their immense gratitude to Charles for his commitment and dedication shown whilst steering the Trust through its most recent chapter and are very pleased he is continuing as a Trustee.

MMT was formed in 1956 by Sir Noel Mobbs (co-founder of Slough Estates, now known as SEGRO) with family funds. His objectives were to assist in the preservation and maintenance in Stoke Poges of St Giles Church and its churchyard in which Thomas Gray wrote his famous Elegy, the Memorial Gardens, and to support charitable causes in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, provided within a radius of 4 miles (increased to 35 miles in 1973) of St Giles Church.

64 years later, the Trust continues to provide financial assistance to a wide variety of charitable causes, covering all ages, health, community, education, sport, the environment and much more. Sandra expressed delight at becoming Chair of the Trust and, together with the other Trustees, looks forward to continuing MMT’s objectives and helping as many charitable causes as possible, particularly in these challenging times.

More information about the Mobbs Memorial Trust can found on the about page and applications, provided they meet the Trust’s criteria, are welcomed.

Michael Mobbs

4th October 2015

It is with great sadness that the Trustees announce the death of Michael Mobbs on the 13th August, 2015. Michael was appointed a Trustee in 1971, served as Chairman from 1988 to 2013 and his 44 years of dedication and hard work on behalf of the Trust was immense. His wise counsel will be greatly missed, but the Trustees look forward to continuing his excellent works.

Charles Mobbs, Chairman

Chairman retires and his cousin takes over

9th December 2013

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.

Lower picture: 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