The Tubney Charitable Trust was created in 1997 by Mr Miles Blackwell, retired Chairman of Blackwell Limited, the Oxford-based bookseller. His wife Briony was an original trustee of the Trust. Miles and Briony Blackwell shared a great love of the countryside and animals, as well as a concern for the environment, and supported many charities during their lives to further their interests.
Miles and Briony died unexpectedly in 2001, at 56 and 46 respectively. Following the subsequent bequest of their estate to the Charity, the Trust grew substantially in size. Since that time, the Trustees have sought to fund areas which they believe Miles and Briony would have supported. In accordance with the wishes of the founders, the Charity has a limited life and is gradually spending down its endowment. The Trust seeks to support projects that achieve sustainable, significant and meaningful benefits that endure beyond the life of the Trust. Miles and Briony’s endowment to The Tubney Charitable Trust ensures that many important projects will benefit from their generosity.