Announcing 2020 bursary winners!

Ashley Rowthorn News

We are honoured to announce the worthy recipients of this year’s Crispin Ellison Bursary Award. 

In a change to this year’s bursary, we had one award providing funding to complete the ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA) and two awards for ILM Training of up to £500 each.

The panel were overwhelmed with the number of applications received and it was exciting to see the passion, enthusiasm and commitment shown by the applicants to the sector.

CiCLA Bursary Winner

Jacob McGreevy of Rennie Grove Hospice Care is the deserved winner of the CiCLA bursary award:

“ I am thrilled to have been awarded the Crispin Ellison Bursary for 2020. Since I joined Rennie Grove Hospice Care last year – in what is my first role in legacy administration – I have always been interested in the CiCLA qualification and I am so grateful for the opportunity to pursue it. This will enable me to effectively maximize our income opportunities while maintaining the strong relationships which are so important to a local hospice charity, particularly when dealing with personal executors who are often family members of former Rennie Grove patients. I can’t wait to get started and share what I learn with the rest of the organisation.”.

Training Bursary Winners

Wendy Ahl of safe Haven for Donkeys is the first recipient of the ILM Training bursary:

“What absolutely fantastic news.  I am thrilled to be chosen as a recipient of a Crispin Ellison Bursary Training Award.  Like most animal charities, Safe Haven for Donkeys relies heavily on legacies to be able to continue our vital work but up until now, I have been reliant on my counterparts from other charities sharing their knowledge to make sure I am managing our legacies in the most efficient way.  Now I will be better equipped to deal with executors and co-beneficiaries and I will be able to share my newfound skills as others have been kind enough to do for me. Thank you so much to Legacy Link and ILM for making this possible.”

And Amy Martin of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice is the second recipient:

“I am over the moon to have been chosen as a winner of the 2020 Crispin Ellison Bursary Training Award. Winning means so much both for me personally, and for Julia’s House.  The charity’s financial situation is particularly challenging at a time when its care is such a lifeline for local children and families.  We rely on public fundraising, donations and Gifts in Wills for 95% of our income, and so winning this will really give me the opportunity to develop and upskill in such a vital income area, which is ever more important in this current uncertain time.

Congratulations to all of our winners and best of luck as you progress your training!