1913: William Greenhalgh
In 1913, when the Rev H. Maldwyn Hughes was minister of Southbank Road, Southport, he was consulted by his friend, Mr William Greenhalgh about a gift he intended to bequeath to Methodism. Mr Gutteridge's scheme was suggested as one worthy of support, and meetings took place between these generous laymen. When he died in 1920, Mr Greenhalgh left £20,000 for the endowment of the scheme. His only stipulation was that a few non-graduates might be admitted to the College.