Former chair’s tremendous work

John Donovan (left) and Colin Smith

John Donovan (left) and Colin Smith

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The former chairman of a charity trust has been recognised for his efforts.

Colin Smith succeeded John Donovan (left) as chair of the Charity of Robert Lucas for the Poor and Public Purposes in January and the former has now presented John with an engraved plaque. The trust was set up by Shefford’s Robert Lucas in 1560. It is managed by eight trustees and in the last six years it has distributed more than £100,000 to local groups and students. Colin said: “John has made a tremendous contribution to the trust. Examples in recent years of projects largely researched by John on behalf of the trust include the renovation of the marvellous stained glass windows of St Francis and the Methodist Church and major contributions to Robert Bloomfield middle school.”

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