Monday, 11 April 2011

The Anne Frank Trust UK came into existence following a very successful visit of the first Anne Frank exhibition, known as Anne Frank in the World 1929-1945, to Bournemouth College of Art and Design in April 1989. The exhibition was at that time run directly from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, whose historians had created it in 1986.

The Bournemouth Anne Frank Exhibition Steering Committee was chaired by Rabbi David Soetendorp, whose late father had been a close friend of Anne's father, Otto Frank. Gillian Walnes, the Trust’s founding and current Executive Director, was also on the committee.

After the Bournemouth exhibition, Rabbi David, Gillian and Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s step sister, decided to create a British charity to ensure that the exhibition continued touring the UK.The charity was founded in 1990 and continues to operate under a licence agreement with the Anne Frank House and was launched at the House of Commons in November 1991.

Twenty years after its initial founding, The Anne Frank Trust is delighted to be taking part in the 2011 Community Fun Run, where the money raised will help the Trust continue to inspire young people, by taking a positive role in their local communities.

There is a route to suit everyone, 1k, 5k or 10k. Run it, walk it, push a buggy, walk your dog, take your kids, we want everyone to join in. Taking place on Sunday 29th May 2011, it's really easy to sign up, just go to and choose the Anne Frank Trust as your chosen charity! It is only through your support that the Anne Frank Trust can continue to sustain and develop its innovative programmes.

Don't miss out, sign up today and get training and if you can't make the date, then please consider sponsoring one of the Anne Frank Trust team by donating on Just Giving and quoting "Community Fun Run".You can also learn about the fantastic work being carried out by the Anne Frank Trust by checking out their website here

Check out Anne Frank's message for modern times by Gillian Walnes, the director of the Anne Frank Trust UK that was published by the Times newspaper in 2009, there is also Eva Schloss attends award ceremony that was published by the BBC in January 2011 and Painsley College receives Anne Frank Trust sapling which was also published by the BBC on March 31st 2011.


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