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Bransby Horses’ Legacy Case Administrator Wins Crispin Ellison Bursary Award

28th June 2018

Bransby Horses is delighted to announce that its Legacy Case Administrator, Mel Banham, has won a Crispin Ellison Bursary Award.

The 2018 Bursary Award will meet the costs of studying for the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA), plus the cost of a year’s membership of the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM). The bursary aims to further the professional development of those working or volunteering in the charity sector.

The winners of the Crispin Ellison Bursary Award were announced at ILM’s annual conference on 11th May. Mel Banham and Jenny Anne Dexter from the Rainbow Trust were chosen as the two winners. There were some 35 applicants from around the UK.

Said Mel: “I was so excited and got a real buzz when I found out that I was one of the bursary winners. I have long realised the immense value of legacies to good causes and am humbled by the generosity of so many people who support charities in this way.

“I applied because I am passionate about respecting the memory of those who leave legacies to their chosen charities and wanted to do my best by gaining a qualification to help me be as effective as possible.

“I’m really looking forward to studying for the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration. It will help me be more effective so that, in turn, I can help create and fulfill a positive quality legacy giving culture. Undertaking the CiCLA will be of enormous help to my work at Bransby Horses, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary caring for equines in need. It will also allow me to develop my career potential for the future.

“Thank you so much to Crispin Ellison, Legacy Link and ILM for making this opportunity possible.”