The Mackrell Charity is delighted to announce that Joseph Cade, aged 18 and from Sturminster Marshall, has won the 2017 Dee Butterfield Scholarship for Young People. Roger Holehouse OBE kindly presented a cheque for £250 to Joseph following the Butterfield Lecture he gave on TE Lawrence last month.
Joseph, who is the fourth generation of this family to live in Sturminster Marshall, is in his final year at Kingston Maurward College studying agriculture. “I am delighted to win this award,” explains Joseph, “and I will use the scholarship to help pay for a study tour to Austria in May and some of the practical tests I have to take as part of the course.” Katy Norman from the Mackrell Charity added: “We were impressed by Joseph’s commitment to and passion for his course and are delighted to be able to make a contribution to his future.”
The annual scholarship was set up in memory of Dee Butterfield, the charity’s former President and inspiration, to provide an opportunity for a young person to pursue a personal ambition. Young people (aged 11-19 on 1st September 2018), resident in, or with a loose connection to the Parish of Sturminster Marshall are encouraged to apply for the award next year. Applications should be in the form of a letter detailing the activity the applicant wishes to pursue and should be accompanied by a letter or reference from a teacher or similar person. Applications must be received by midnight on 30th June 2018 and should be sent to: The Mackrell Charity, c/o The Vicarage, Newton Road, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4BT.