New clerk needed for Diss education foundation

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A new clerk is needed for a Diss education foundation which supports young people in their studies and careers.

The trustees of the Taylor and Hammond foundation meet twice a year to distribute funds, which have been boosted by the sale of the old grammar school site.

Applications are invited for a successor to take over in the Autumn from clerk Pat Simms, who is retiring after 25 years. The clerk is paid an honorarium.

The foundation has distributed thousands of pounds to help young people with university expenses and studies, books or tools needed for careers, such as hairdressing, veterinary and sports equipment. Duke of Edinburgh award candidates have been supported and the trustees will consider funding towards special achievements. Applications for the Spring funding from people under 25 in the Diss area who attended Diss schools must be received by April 1 and must be made on an official form; email pat.simms@btopenworld.com