In memory of Kynan

AFTER Mansfield man Kynan Eldridge was killed by his landlord last year, Chad's chosen charity Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (NCF) set up a fund to support his parents Peter and Anne.

After reading of his story in Chad, NCF's Zo Keens decided to support the grieving parents –– who set up a trust in Kynan's name to support young people with similar interests to his own.

The foundation was able to offer a fund which met Peter and Anne's desires to provide small grants to people under the age of 30, who are using modern and classical music to help them overcome personal challenges and achieve their full potential.

NCF has provided a straightforward and easy fund for the pair, which has taken out all the legal hassle and annual auditing of a trust fund and freed Peter and Anne to do the fun bit of raising funds.

The fund aims to give particular support to individuals and groups based in Mansfield –– and money is given out year after year as grants in Kynan's name.

And the first event to take place in aid of the Kynan Eldridge Fund is at Ravenshead's Longdale Craft Centre on 17th November, from 7.30pm, and will feature a mix of live jazz, supper, an auction and a raffle. Tickets cost 25 and are available from Longdale Craft Centre on Mansfield 794858.

•Nottinghamshire Community Foundation is also urging folk to bid for support from the Chad Challenge Fund before its next round of funding takes place next month.

Community and voluntary groups in the Chad circulation area can apply for funding of up to 250, which can be used towards any community activity such as the costs of starting a self-help group or buying equipment.

The closing date is 30th November and anyone interested can download a form at or contact the grants team on Mansfield 620202.