GovernanceThe trustees have the role of Company Directors and are responsible for the Governance of the Society. Collectively they bring professional experience from the Royal and Merchant Navy, the fishing industry, national health service, architecture, banking, social services, accountancy and law. There are 12 trustees and they meet every quarter.
Mission and Governing Body
To enable the children of seafarers to reach their true potential and not be further disadvantaged because of the financial situation within the family
Patron - HRH The Princess Royal GCVO
President - The Right Hon. The Earl of Halifax
Board of Trustees
Chairman - Tim Hennessey
Vice Chairman - Christopher Towne
The actions of the Charity are defined by the terms of the Memorandum & Articles first drafted in 1919 and last revised on 4th August 2005. Click here to download a copy.
Every year, the Trustees approve and sign off the Society’s Annual Report and Financial Statements which by law have to be submitted to Companies House and the Charity Commission once they have been adopted at the Society’s Annual General Meeting usually held in August.
190 Years Of Care
The history of the Society dates back to 1821 and in 2011 we celebrated 190 years of supporting seafarers’ children.
1821 - A meeting convened by public
advertisement in the Boy’s school room to organise a Society, the
designation of which was to be “Port of Hull Society for the Religious
Instruction to Seamen”.
The Old Scholars Association was set up to provide focus for those brought up at Newland. There is a Newland Homes facebook page for anyone interested in getting in touch. For all enquiries for information relating to ex-residents or family history, please click on the link for the Hull History Centre who hold our historical records or the Yorkshire Film Archive which house our film records.
If you wish to purchase the 190th book written by June Clough or purchase a Newland Estate map, please make enquiries through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call: 01482 342331
Fax: 01482 447868
Write to: Francis Reckitt House, Newland, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RJ
Registered Address: Francis Reckitt House, Newland, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RJ
Telephone: 01482 342331 | Fax: 01482 447868
Registered Charity No. 224505
Company limited by guarantee registered no. 159673