Hume Trust final donations

�/Lorcan Doherty Photography - April 2012. ''Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography
�/Lorcan Doherty Photography - April 2012. ''Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

A Trust established to distribute John Hume’s Nobel Peace Prize money has been wound up with final donations to two charities.

When the Derry man won the prize - along with ex-UUP leader David Trimble in 1998 - he established a trust to administer his share of the prize money.

The former SDLP leader won the Nobel award for his contribution to the cause of peace in Northern Ireland.

He named as beneficiaries of the award money the St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.

Since 1998, coupled with final donations of £76,000 each, the charities have received more than £150,000 from the Hume Trust.

Pamela Neill, a Trustee representing The Salvation Army, and Colm McNicholl, of St. Vincent de Paul, both expressed their thanks for the financial support given over the years.

Each charity has confirmed it will be establishing a permanent project to acknowledge the funds.