You will be aware that in July 2020 the NFWI Board of Trustees had to make the difficult decision to propose the closure of Denman College and sale of the Denman estate. As many of you will already know, Denman College trust is a separate charitable entity of which NFWI is corporate trustee. Denman College Trust owns the Denman estate in Marcham, Oxfordshire – which has been used to deliver the charity’s educational objects as a venue for residential and non-residential courses.
In accordance with the Charity Commission, WI members now have the opportunity to make representations to the NFWI Board of Trustees regarding the proposed sale.
Formal representations must be made in writing (via email or hard copy letter), to be received by NFWI as corporate trustee of Denman College Trust by 9am, Friday 30 October 2020. The correspondence received by this date will then be collated and shared with the NFWI Board of Trustees.
Letters should be addressed to the NFWI Board of Trustees (Denman Representations),
104, New King’s Road, London, SW6 4LY. Emails should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read a full explanation in the letter sent by NFWI to all Federations here.