New sporting trust to administer donation made by well-known Melton sportswoman and charity champion in her will

The late June Roper MBE was a big driving force for tennis and badminton in Melton and for many years she raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by selling her home-made jam, marmalade  and chutney and holding an annual coffee morning at her home on Ankle Hill EMN-160915-151041001

The late June Roper MBE was a big driving force for tennis and badminton in Melton and for many years she raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by selling her home-made jam, marmalade and chutney and holding an annual coffee morning at her home on Ankle Hill EMN-160915-151041001

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The Melton Building Society Charitable Foundation has set up a special sporting trust to administer a donation to the foundation made by local sportswoman June Roper in her will.

June, who was born in Melton in 1924 and died in 2014, played and coached tennis and badminton in the local area for more than 68 years. She became Hamilton Tennis Club’s first female club captain and represented the club at numerous tournaments.

June combined her sporting pursuits with an enormous amount of charity work. In 2005 her hard work for Macmillan Cancer Support and other causes earned her an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

In her will, June kindly made a donation to her local building society’s charitable foundation. She had a long standing relationship with the Melton Building Society and trusted the society’s charitable foundation to administer her legacy wisely.

In line with her wishes, the charitable foundation has set up a special trust – the June Roper Sporting Trust – to ensure June’s legacy supports charities or non-profit making organisations or individuals from underprivileged backgrounds seeking grant aid for projects with a focus on sport.

To find out more about the trust and how to apply visit www.themelton.co.uk/communitysupport or call The Melton on (01664) 414141.