We were thrilled to see our very own Gerry Harmon published in the local Round & About magazine this month (February 23).

The Almshouse Association PR and Engagement Manager has been achieving a great success rate in raising the profile of almshouses in local publications and her most recent project looks at the fascinating history of Hurst Consolidated Charities.

“The charity’s origins began with two (now Grade II listed) brick built almshouses, provided by local benefactors…the almshouses in Twyford were built in 1640 at the request of Sir Richard Harrison and have six apartments…William Barker commissioned the Hurst almshouses in 1664 for ‘eight poor persons’….. over the centuries, smaller charities amalgamated, many of which provided pocket money, bread, coal, blankets and ‘bibles’ for ‘inmates’…..”

Updates in your Local Area • Wokingham & Winnersh • Round & About Magazine (roundandabout.co.uk

To read the article in full, please click here.

Are you holding a special event or anniversary in the coming months? Does your almshouse charity have a captivating history or maybe you have topical story to tell about one of your residents (with their full permission of course)?
If you would like to see if Gerry can raise the profile of your almshouse charity, highlight the benefits of almshouse living and showcase the good work of your trustees and staff, please do get in touch via gerryharmon@almshouses.org.

posted February 2023