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G.W. Staniforth Trust

The G.W. Staniforth Charity is was established as the result of a bequest by George W. Staniforth, who left King's House and Gardens, together with some other land and property, to the Borough of Thetford in 1946. The Charity uses the working name of "The Staniforth Trust". Its objectives are to preserve and maintain King's House and King's House Gardens for the benefit of the townspeople of Thetford.

The charity has a single corporate trustee, Thetford Town Council. The management board comprises the elected town councillor and six co-opted members. The Town Clerk acts as Clerk to the Charity.

King's House Gardens are open to the public every day except Christmas Day. Space in King's house is rented to the Town Council and other private tenants to find the upkeep of the House and grounds. The tennis courts and bowling green are rented to clubs at a peppercorn rate.