Brief History of the Trust
The trust is named after St Martin of Porres (1569 – 1639), a black Peruvian saint who nursed the sick and “became a friend to all the poor of Lima, especially the African slaves and including stray cats and dogs.” He was beatified in 1837 and canonized in 1962.
He is the Patron Saint of nurses and care assistants.
Founding trustees: the late Tony Harrington MBE, Roger Booth LLB PhD, Revd. David Ayton.
Trustees Revd. David Ayton M.A., F.C.I.O.B., M.R.I.C.S. (Chairman), Mrs Lynnette King, Mrs Ann Walsh, Haley Perry, Christopher Williams & Dave Woodbury. Contact details for the Chairman: e-mail –firstname.lastname@example.org home telephone: (01202) 547 054 mobile: (07785) 938 838
Charity Commission No: 1065584
Thanks to Chris Williams & Mark Phillips for the photographs.