Borradaile Trust is a retirement village in Marondera, Zimbabwe, the creation based upon a vision of the late Dorothy Bell in 1951, wife of the late Reverend Lionel Borradaile Bell. The history of those early days makes interesting reading on its own ..
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The Borradaile Trust is non-sectarian, non-racial, and non-denominational, founded on Anglican tradition, and run on Christian principles. Set in 145 acres of pristine Mopani woodland, the Trust is beautifully appointed. Cottages boast manicured and maintained gardens, attracting a diversity of bird life. Communal areas are done out in bright and refreshing colours, invigorating the senses. The property is fenced and entry is through a manned security gate.
The Trust is registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare as a Welfare Institution, registration no W/O 236/68, and thus attracts a tax deduction for donations made to it.
We are now also registered in the U.K. under the auspices of “The Thomas Benyon Settlement Trust” - Charity No. 271133.
We employ a total of 80 people in many various administration, nursing, maintenance, security, housekeeping and catering roles. The Trust has a Management Committee of volunteers from the community who give much valuable time and effort to ensure the Trust is run properly and smoothly.
We have been blessed, and indeed are still being blessed by well-wishers, who very kindly donate on a regular basis without which we would have had to close long ago. We have had to draw heavily on reserves, which are now getting to a dangerously low level. Our local farming community who so generously supported us in the past is now virtually non-existent, so we find we have to rely on outside support to a much greater degree than before.