David Grimes (1951-2011) helped to establish and build up the link with San Francisco Libre. In the 1990s, he edited ‘Momotombo’, the newsletter of the Association and helped to organise fund raising activities. One of his last presentations about San Francisco Libre was to colleagues in the Meteorology Department of Reading University, raising funds for the Reading San Francisco Libre Trust.
Following discussions with his friends and family, it was decided to establish a fund in his name, within the framework of the San Francisco Libre Trust. David had helped to set up and run the ‘Peter Oakley Trust’ in 2001. To this day, several school children a year in San Francisco Libre are being sponsored in the name of Peter Oakley, another great supporter of San Francisco Libre. The David Grimes Trust will be managed and run in the same way, and will support needy pupils and appropriate development activities in San Francisco Libre.