About The Trust
The Purpose of the Trust

The purposes of the Trust are defined in the Trust Deed, as registered with the Charity Commissioners. In essence, the purposes include:-

  1. Advancing education by providing or assisting in the provision of learning and teaching materials and equipment. Also provision for curriculum subjects provided that such provision shall be of special benefit and not normally provided by a LA or the DfE and not provided so as to relieve public funds.
  2. In the interest of social welfare, to provide or assist in the provision of facilities or recreation or other leisure activities for children in nursery and primary schools, with the object of improving conditions in life for those children. The deeds of the Trust enable modest levels of financial support to be provided to primary and infant schools in the counties of England and Wales, in circumstances where local authority or state funding for school projects, which meet the Trust’s criteria, are either insufficient or unavailable.

The Trust historically operated primarily in the geographic counties of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire where strong links were able conveniently to be established.

Joan Johnson, Sibu Mukherjee & Nisu Mukherjee

Joan Irene Johnson, co-founded the Johnson and Mukherjee Brothers Charitable Trust in Keyingham, near Hull, in January 1990.

Joan, who was born in 1927, was the daughter of a Methodist Minister. She worked for many years as a teacher of young children and devoted her time and energy to building up her Trust in order to support the efforts of young people in their early years at school. As Secretary of the Trust she worked tirelessly with her friend and companion, Sibu Mukherjee. Together their efforts have allowed countless young people to benefit from their hard work and generosity.

Joan passed away peacefully at Maybury Court in Hull on 9th December 2011, aged 84 years.

Sibu Mukherjee, who co-founded the Mukherjee Brothers Charitable Trust in Lincoln and also the Johnson and Mukherjee Brothers Charitable Trust in Hull in 1991, died peacefully in Lincoln, in his 93rd year, on Monday 3rd August 2009.

Born in India, Sibu trained and qualified as a science teacher before coming to the UK in the 1950s. His first appointment in the UK was in the medical physics department at Christie Hospital in Manchester; subsequently he worked in both Humberside and Lincolnshire.

Joan, Sibu and Nisu with John Bushell

Joan passed away peacefully at Maybury Court in Hull on 9th December 2011, aged 84 years.

Sibu Mukherjee, who co-founded the Mukherjee Brothers Charitable Trust in Lincoln and also the Johnson and Mukherjee Brothers Charitable Trust in Hull in 1991, died peacefully in Lincoln, in his 93rd year, on Monday 3rd August 2009.

Born in India, Sibu trained and qualified as a science teacher before coming to the UK in the 1950s. His first appointment in the UK was in the medical physics department at Christie Hospital in Manchester; subsequently he worked in both Humberside and Lincolnshire.

His retirement was spent in Lincoln where, in association with his two brothers in America and Miss Joan Johnson, he dedicated his life to the establishment and development of the two Trusts which bear their names. The Trusts, which Sibu chaired actively until his death, were established to provide primary schools, principally in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, with financial support for those school projects which had at their heart the encouragement of young schoolchildren to develop as caring and responsible members of their communities.

Sibu was essentially a modest man whose selfless way of life earned respect from and endeared himself to those with whom he came into contact. Through his efforts, many young people have been able to benefit from the existence of his Trusts.