Murdered teacher Ann Maguire’s family has set up a fund that aims to build on her proud legacy of helping generations of Leeds children achieve their full academic potential.
The Ann Maguire Educational Fund will provide bursaries and support for the “enhancement and personal development” of young people through music, drama, language and dance.
Donations from members of the public have already started to pour into the fund, which is being co-ordinated by the Leeds Community Foundation charity.
Leeds Community Foundation chief executive Sally-Anne Greenfield said: “We are delighted that we have been able to support the Maguire family in setting up a fund that will honour Ann’s memory and benefit children and young people through educational activities about which she felt so passionately.”
Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/ann-maguire. Cheques made payable to Leeds Community Foundation (Ann Maguire) can be posted to The Ann Maguire Educational Fund, Leeds Community Foundation, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE.
Mrs Maguire was fatally stabbed at Halton Moor’s Corpus Christi Catholic College on April 28.
The 61-year-old mother-of-two, from Moortown, had taught at Corpus Christi for more than 40 years.
*The family of Ann Maguire has asked media to clarify the arrangements for her funeral.
A Requiem Mass for Mrs Maguire will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Moortown at noon today.
The funeral had been described as a private service for family and close friends in the interests of avoiding an unexpectedly large number of people attending and potentially impacting on the event.
Police said this had been misinterpreted as the public being asked to stay away, which is not the case. The funeral will be open to the public.