The Ivybridge-based Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, which provides care for young people with physical and learning disabilities is the new owner of Seale-Hayne, a 385-acre college in Newton Abbot. Here’s an at-a-glance guide to the trust.
It was set up in the 18th century when Dame Hannah Rogers left a £10,000 gift in her will for a `school for poor and unfortunate children from Devon and Cornwall’.
Since then its been providing respite care for young people aged 5 – 25 with a range of physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties, and was listed in Ofsteads top 32 schools in 2006.
Plans for Seale-Hayne include an arts centre, assistive technology unit, training and conference centre, music facilities, day and outreach services, small farm and shops.
The trust has a Facebook page,
The Delamore exhibition named the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust as their charity of 2009, as reported on our Arts+Culture site
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