Anthony was asked to help set up Cherry Trees by Helen Foley, our President.  As a partner of London solicitors Beechcrofts, specialising in medical matters, he was able to provide the necessary expertise to guide us through the minefield of statutory requirements essential for an embryonic charity to become a going concern.

In the early 1980s Anthony negotiated the acquisition of our building from our predecessors, Langford Cross, and dealt with the subsequent purchase of the freehold from the Goodhart Rendell estate which at that time owned much of East Clandon.

Anthony drafted our Constitution including the Memorandum and Articles of Association, set us up as a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered Cherry Trees with the Charities Commission.  Such were the firm foundations he put in place to guarantee a sound way forward.  All this work was kindly done pro bono.

 For the following 20 years Anthony was the Trustee who guided us through the many legal matters that arose, particularly advising our care staff on legal health issues.  But he was far more than that.  His attendance at Executive Council meetings was exemplary and his keen support for fundraising in all its forms was enthusiastically given.  He worked on the new Barn project in 1996 and could be seen enthusiastically collecting for Cherry Trees on Guildford High Street Collection days long after he retired.  When he did retire, Anthony was made a life Vice President and took great interest in Trustee meetings, attending when he was able.

Anthony was a moving spirit and highly conscientious member of the Trustees.  We shall remember him for his approachability and kindness. We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for without his skill and proficiency Cherry Trees simply would not exist. We have every reason to be extremely grateful for all he achieved.  Anthony certainly has a legacy to be proud of here at Cherry Trees.