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Give a child the best start to their life, at the end of yours

Leaving something behind for future generations is a meaningful, lasting way to create your legacy.

After you have looked after your loved ones, leaving a small percentage of your remaining estate to Loughborough Schools Foundation in your Will is a special way of making sure future generations can benefit from the type of education you received here.

Ken Cockrell was someone who made the decision to give something back and today he is remembered, not just for the life he had, but the lives he is helping even after he’s gone…

Kevin Cockrell’s Story

Ken was born as the Second World War was ending, and came with his family from Lowestoft to live on the Shelthorpe council estate. He was bright and ambitious. So in 1955 he joined his two brothers at Loughborough Grammar School. The education he received stayed with him for life, providing the strong foundation upon which he built a successful career in business. Years later a newspaper article in the Telegraph caught Ken’s eye. The article described the benefits of bursary donations, which encouraged Ken to get back in touch with the school that helped shape the life he had made for himself. In his Will, Ken bequeathed a lasting endowment for the provision of academic bursaries, which gives bright and talented children the benefit of an LGS education. Ken wished to give a child from the Shelthorpe estate the same chance in life from which he benefitted. The Ken Cockrell Bursary will long continue to help other bright and ambitious children from Shelthorpe, whose family circumstances would normally place an LGS education out of reach.

Please will you consider leaving a similar legacy for future generations? If you have already made a will but now wish to include a gift to Loughborough Schools Foundation you may be able to add a codicil to your existing will. Although we cannot advise you on how to make a Will, if you would like to talk to a member of the Development Team about leaving a legacy, please do contact us

Ken simply wished to give a child from the Shelthorpe estate the same chance in life from which he benefitted. But we’re pleased to be able to use Ken’s generous donation to endow a legacy that will continue to give a head start in life to many more children in the future.

The Ken Cockrell Bursary will long continue to help other bright and ambitious children from Shelthorpe, whose family circumstances would normally place an LGS education out of reach.

Why not leave a similar legacy for future generations? It can be simple as adding a codicil to your existing will. Please get in touch to discuss your options in complete confidence.