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Aldington and Badsey Relief in Need Charity

A Bread Charity began in the second half of the 17th century, when four of the wealthier residents of Badsey and Aldington individually gave sums of money “to the poor that they might have the use thereof for ever in Bread”.

By 1977 the Trustees, confronted with a continuous rise in the price of bread, and with seemingly less demand for assistance, resolved to alter the terms of the Charity. On 5th May 1978 a new Trust document was sealed under the title of the “Aldington and Badsey Relief in Need Charity”. The Charity remains open to requests for assistance from parishioners to this day.

Further information about the charity may be found in an article about the Bread Charity.