The Trust was established on 27 November 1967 by Kenneth George Collins of Pietermaritzburg. In terms of The Deed of Trust and Donation, Mr. Collins made an initial gift to the Trustees in their capacity as such to be used for ecclesiastical, charitable and educational grants. The Trust also subsequently benefited as the nominated residuary heir in the Estate of the Late K.G. Collins, as well as from other deceased Estates.
With this thinking in mind and his concern for others, Ken Collins established the Ken Collins Charity Trust amongst other things to assist needy elderly persons to receive financial assistance.
The company was involved with many homes in the Scottsville area these being developed by their property company known as Rutland Estates (Pty) Ltd.
During Ken Collins' lifetime his wife Winsome was a trustee of the Trust.
On his death Winsome Edith Collins became Chairlady of the Trust.
Winsome Edith Collins was born in Pietermaritzburg on the 5th November 1909. She was the daughter of Arthur and Edith Russell and was one of five daughters. She did her schooling at Longmarket Street Girls School and Epworth in Pietermaritzburg. During her lifetime she was involved with several charitable institutions the most notable being her work as Secretary for St Dunstans the blind organisation and during World War 2 was extremely busy for all those years attending to and entertaining the blind some of whom are still alive and have many fascinating stories of her to tell.
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