In 1907 following the death of Dr Thomas Peete a Margate charity was set up from the proceeds of his estate. A sum of £50,000 was placed into a charity for the people of Margate who faced hardship, the qualification being that the individual must have lived in the Parish of St Johns,Margate,Northdown,Garlinge and Westgate on Sea for a period of no less than 15 years.
This charity is still in operation today and believe it or not, Margate people can still make applications for a hardship grant from the charity. The Margate Charter Trustees are involved in the set up and I am sure any Margate councillor who attends Charter Trustee meeting on a regular basis will be delighted to help Margate residents in these troubled times.
I have attached the history of Doctor Peete's, Margate charity for all to download from the Margate Historical Society archive.