Fifth Trust News


Tribute to Lesley Marchant

07 April 2021

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Lesley Marchant, who contributed so much to The Fifth Trust.

Lesley was actively involved with the Trust for many years, including serving as a trustee. She took on the mantle from her late father, Phil, himself a trustee of many years’ standing who played a pivotal part from the earliest days of The Fifth Trust and Family Investment Homes, as did her mother, Joan. Lesley’s brother Michael and sister Annette are residents at two of their homes for adults with learning disabilities.

The multi-generational family support continued when Lesley’s son, Alex, ran the Folkestone Rotary half marathon in 2019 as part of The Fifth Trust team.

Chair of Trustees for The Fifth Trust, Suzanne O’Brien, said: “We are all very sad to hear of Lesley’s passing. Her compassion and commitment to The Fifth Trust were invaluable. Our heartfelt condolences go to her family.”