11th April 2000

 

UNIVERSITY SUPPORTER MAKES DONATION

 

A cheque for £150,000 was presented to the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside yesterday (10th April) by the organisation set up to support the creation of a university in the county.

 

The donation, from the Lincolnshire Foundation, will go towards the cost of building and equipping a food test kitchen in the new science facility currently under construction, which is due for completion in September.

 

The money has been donated by individuals and local businesses to the Lincolnshire Foundation for their support of the university and higher education in Lincolnshire.

 

“It is a pleasure for the Foundation to be involved in this university’s development and we were delighted to hand over this cheque today,” said Mrs Petronella Keeling, Foundation chairwoman.

 

Earlier this year St Francis School in Lincoln received a cheque for £120,000 from the Foundation to help it gain ‘special school’ status in information technology and to become an access centre for the university.

 

Following the presentation a committee meeting was held to sign up some new trustees. Mrs Keeling, Dudley Proctor, Shervie Price, Lord Yarborough, David Rossington and Sir John Mason are now standing down after more than five years’ service.

 

These trustees will be replaced by Barry Jackson of Jackson Building Centres, the former managing director of ABB Alstom Power,  Kelvin Bray, and Neville Camamile, formerly of Streets Accountants.

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk