Herbert E Dunhill died in November 1950 leaving part of his estate in Charitable Trust for medical research into tuberculosis, the cause of his death.
His niece, Mary Dunhill Lane, was appointed one of the original Trustees and it was largely her vision that drove the Charity until her death in 1988. Her daughter, Kay Glendinning, continued her work and was Director from 1988 until April 2005.
By the 1980s, the Trust was receiving an increasing number of grant applications related to issues associated with ageing and the care of the elderly. Although there was a clear case of unmet need, many applications could not be supported because they fell outside the original Aims of the Trust. To rectify this, the Trust Deed was formally amended and in 1986 the Charity was renamed The DUNHILL MEDICAL TRUST and was registered with the Charity Commission (Charity no. 294286).
In line with recommended best practice, with effect from 1st April 2011 The Dunhill Medical Trust became a charitable company limited by guarantee (registered company number: 7472301; registered charity number: 1140372). The current Trustees of the unincorporated charity have become directors and members of the new company, in addition to remaining Trustees of the re-registered charity.
The Charitable Objects of The DUNHILL MEDICAL TRUST are:
- the furtherance of medical knowledge and research and the publication of the useful results thereof;
- the provision of medical care and facilities in such manner as the Trustees shall from time to time in their absolute discretion think fit;
- the research into the care of the elderly and the publication of the useful results thereof;
- the provision of accommodation and care for the elderly.
Within these Objects The DUNHILL MEDICAL TRUST supports work by making GRANTS.
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WHAT DO WE FUND?
Connection with the tobacco industry
The Dunhill Medical Trust promotes the highest ethical practices in scientific and medical research. It does not receive or seek funds from any external body and has had no connection with the tobacco industry for many years. The Trust fully complies with the Joint Protocol of Cancer Research and Universities UK on Tobacco Industry Funding to Universities (2004).