The Pearn Charitable Trust
Helping those who help others
The Pearn Charitable Trust is a legacy of Edwin Alonzo Pearn.
Pearn was a Plymothian, born in Devonport in 1822. After his education, he became an apprentice wholesale draper in Plymouth, becoming a partner in a company of drapers and woollen warehousemen in Exeter before retiring in 1873 (and passing away in 1893).
We are dedicated to helping the lives of local people – whether this is helping them directly, or providing grants or goods to the services and bodies who are supporting them in their independence and daily activities. Requests can be for domestic appliances, disability aids, carer support activities, respite care, transport, service developments and anything related to helping the lives of the older people in Plymouth and the lives of their carers.