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The Lady Leech Fund

Early in 1997 the Lady Leech Fund was created within The William Leech Charity with a donation of a portfolio of shares from Lady Ellen Leech. On her death in May 1999 Lady Ellen had directed that the residue from her estate was to be donated to this fund.

It was Lady Ellen’s wishes that the income of the Lady Leech Fund should be applied to supporting projects which help children,especially in the Developing World and other poor countries. Wherever possible these projects should have a personal connection with our area, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham.

Ideally someone connected with our area but working with an overseas project.

Details of recent projects and their resulting impact are shown in the Overseas projects page