The Foundation’s Trustees have been greatly influenced by the vision of Miss Amy Nichol and Mrs Mary Young.
Miss Amy Nichol lived in Snape and had done so for many years, as had her relatives before her. Upon her death, her only principal relative was her sister Mrs Mary Caroline Young, to whom she left her residuary estate. Amy Nichol had been a friend of Benjamin Britten and was particularly interested in music, the arts and the environment.
Mrs Mary Young and her husband lived in Aldeburgh. They were a simple and devout Christian couple with a particular interest in Christian healing ministry. Mr Arthur Young was also keenly interested in the welfare of young people, particularly in the Scouting movement.
Mr and Mrs Young had no immediate family. Following her husband’s death Mrs Young felt that she would like her husband and her late sister’s assets to be used for charitable purposes. As a result of this, the Nichol-Young Foundation was established in 1969.
When Mrs Young died in 1970, under her Will the net residuary estate was bequeathed to the Trustees of the Nichol-Young Foundation.
The Trustees are honoured to be in the position to continue the admirable works of Miss Nichol and Mr and Mrs Young and they hope to uphold their memory in all works the charity does.