The John Crosfield Foundation donates its charitable funds to The Printing Charity

The Trustees of the John Crosfield Foundation announce that they are donating their remaining charitable funds to The Printing Charity and that the Crosfield Foundation will now be wound up. The Printing Charity will continue to administer those funds to provide bursary grants to students undertaking courses related to printing technology and printing business management.

The John Crosfield Foundation was set up as a charity in 2000 by former Crosfield employees to provide educational bursaries to students of printing technology and to keep the name of Crosfield alive in the printing industry. John Crosfield set up Crosfield Electronics Ltd in 1947, which made a major contribution to the technical advances in the printing industry world-wide, as evidenced by the company's 15 Queen's Awards for Technology and Exports.

Lars Janneryd, Chairman of the Trustees of the John Crosfield Foundation, said: "Over the last 13 years, the Foundation has helped some 16 students through their degree studies to go on to successful careers in the printing industry. Sadly Mr Crosfield died in March 2012 aged 96 and we feel it is time to pass this charitable purpose to another organisation that has the momentum to carry it forward.

"We believe that The Printing Charity, which was established in 1827 and last year gave away over £1 million, has a management structure that is well able to do this. The Print Futures Awards, which are co-sponsored by The Printing Charity, give grants each year to young people aged between 16 and 30 years, who wish to train or further their careers in printing publishing, graphic arts or the allied trades. This very much aligns with the aims of the John Crosfield Foundation."

Stephen Gilbert, The Printing Charity's Chief Executive said at the event to formally mark the handover of funds: "This is a perfect fit with the Print Futures Awards that we co-sponsor. The Print Futures Awards will acknowledge this funding, continuing the Crosfield name and encouraging young people who share his passion for printing."

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For further information, please contact Lars Janneryd, Chairman of the John Crosfield Foundation, T: +44 (0)7785 351 399, E: itd@janneryd.fsbusiness.co.uk

Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive, The Printing Charity, T: +44 (0)1293 542 820, stephen@theprintingcharity.org.uk or see www.theprintingcharity.org.uk