Useful Links - Donnington Hospital Trust


The Charity Commission
The Charity Commission for England and Wales is established by law as the regulator and registrar of charities in England and Wales. Our aim is to provide the best possible regulation of these charities in order to increase charities’ efficiency and effectiveness and public confidence and trust in them.

The Almshouse Association
As an associate of the Almshouse Association you have access to: File downloads, latest news articles, contact details and content of other Association members, a blog, and several other features that will enhance the Associations ability to supply its members with much needed information and is formed of an online collaborative community of up to 1800 users.

The Bucklebury Estate
The Bucklebury Estate is the oldest landed estate in Berkshire. It was purchased in 1540 by John Winchcombe, son of Jack of Newbury, from King Henry VIII following the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Estate was previously owned by Reading Abbey. It has remained in the same family since 1540. The family have been Patrons of Donnington Hospital since 1632 when John Packer purchased the Donnington Castle Estate. The current owner, Mr Willie Hartley Russell MVO, is the Patron and Chairman of the Trust.