The Malam Heath Endowment Fund was formed in 2011 by the merger of the Edward Malam Convalescent Fund and the Heath Memorial Trust Fund.
Little is currently known about the history of the Edward Malam Convalescent Fund, except that the fund was started from the proceeds of the sale of a large holiday home in Deganwy, North Wales. The home had been used for convalescent and recuperative holidays for the people of North Staffordshire during the early 1900′s.
The fund had originally been managed by Stoke on Trent City Council, but was handed over to the Staffordshire Community Foundation to administer in 2009, following a joint resolution of the council and the trustees of the fund.
The fund is now used to help to pay for short breaks for people who are in need of a holiday, although not necessarily for recuperative purposes, who can not afford to pay the whole cost themselves.
The Heath Memorial Fund was a fund in it’s own right, to benefit the same target individuals as the Edward Malam Convalescent Fund. Again, little was known as to the origins.
As both funds benefitted the same people, the decision was taken by the donor advisors of the fund, along with the Staffordshire Community Foundation, to merge the two seperate funds into one – The Malam Heath Fund.
Whilst ensuring that both names live on, it means less reporting, less cost and bigger growth due to it’s combined nature.