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With the kind permission of Anne White's family, we would like to tell you about Anne and the legacy she gave to Birmingham Humanists.

Anne White was born in a "back to back" in Aston and trained as a nursery nurse before teaching in several Birmingham schools. She became the Headteacher of Severne Infants School in 1963. She was a great feminist, being a member of both the Pankhurst and the Fawcett Societies, as well as belonging to CND and the BHA.

She left us a generous legacy in her will, which has made our group financially secure in the short to medium term. This has enabled us to contemplate projects we would never have previously considered, such as bringing high-profile speakers to our meetings and providing complimentary copies of "Humanist Perspectives 2" to the Religious Studies Department of every secondary school in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We also offered free copies of "The God Delusion" for the library of every secondary school in these five LEAs. Over half of these took up our offer. More recently we have offered to support primary schools in the Birmingham area by donating sets of ‘Rosie Stories’ - books about humanist ceremonies - along with teachers' notes. We are currently waiting for news about the uptake of this offer.

We are deeply grateful to this faithful member of the Birmingham Humanists group for her generosity.

Financial donations and the kind voluntary donation of time and money of Birmingham Humanist members and supporters funds everything we do. If you would like to make a simple donation, please click on the "Donate" button to the right.

Please note: We encourage you to leave as much as you can to your family and friends. We ask that, if you can, please leave a little something for your local Birmingham Humanists group. To do so, go to our Legacies page.

If you decide to leave a legacy we will dedicate a page, like this one, to you. However, if you would like to remain anonymous please just let us know.


This page was up to date on 17/04/2013.