Dolly Parton’s Birthday-19th January

 

My Great Grandfather became a tailor, due to the training he received as a result of a trust fund set up by John Clingan.

http://www.clinganstrust.co.uk/john_clingans_legacy.html

The trust fund was set up to support local underprivileged children several hundred years ago. Having a trade must have made a huge difference to my Great Grandfather and his family. The trust fund money probably changed the future  of his descendants for generations.

Today is Dolly Parton’s Birthday. Below she talks about her scheme, which has helped give children access to books.

This scheme means that Dolly Parton is much more than a singer. She has become a historical figure by virtue of the fact that she is helping change the future of generations of children and their families.